Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine

One objection to hedonism is that if hedonism is true, then it must be the case that a person would prefer to live his or her life plugged into some "pleasure machine" rather than live a life int the real world.  Now I provide you with a connection between this philosophical counterexample to hedonism and a favorite song of mine.

In their song The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine, Simon and Garfunkel give a spoof in which they advertise a fictional product that can cure all of your woes.  I find it to be a cute and clever song that taps into escapist desires that can fuel a hedonistic ethical perspective.  Enjoy!

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