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From Pain to Pleasure: How Painful Experiences May Benefit Our Lives

Brock discusses the experience of pain, and how it may be better understood as providing an important avenue through which we find enjoyment in life.
- Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability


Guilty Pleasure

Hosted by Paul Barclay, presenter of ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas, guests pondered the question: can self-indulgence be good for us?
- Gallery of Modern Art Talks, Sugar Spin


Why We Need Pain to Feel Happiness

Pain is bad, but is it all bad? Pain killing is a massive industry because we want our lives to be filled with pleasure and free of all pain, but is this approach to pain and happiness really working?
- TEDxStKilda


Meat Paradox: How We Can Love Some Animals and Eat Others

We love our dogs and cats, yet continue to eat pigs, cows and chickens in their hundreds of thousands.
- Voiceless Rethinking: Speciesism


Moral Psychology of Resource Use

How do we think about the moral rights of nonhumans? These nonhumans are often also resources, and this sets up a particular kind of tension.
- Effective Altruism Australia


What We Gain From Pain: Exploring the Benefits of Physical Pain

Traditionally, people have focused on the harmful side of pain. Brock is interested in pain that is moderate, controlled, not overwhelming, and perhaps even rewarding for people.
- The University of Queensland

 

Audio

Why Feeling Pain Is Key to Our Happiness

- Up Close
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Is the Search for Happiness Causing Depression?

- The Academic Minute
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Special Guest Brock Bastian

- The Existential Files
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Is the Pursuit of Happiness Making Us Depressed?

- Radio New Zealand
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Guilty Pleasures

- Big Ideas, ABC Radio National
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What Is the Role of Joy in the Moral Life?

- The Minefield, ABC Radio National
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The Ethics of Happiness

- Big Ideas, Radio National
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Is Being Happy Making Us Sad?

- Counterpoint, Radio National
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