Unforbidden Pleasures

Unforbidden Pleasures None

  • Title: Unforbidden Pleasures
  • Author: Adam Phillips
  • ISBN: 9780241145791
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. I have read a few of Adam Phillips other books of slightly hypnotic collections of philosophical, psychoanalytic essays and I have always found them worthwhile. This one I particularly enjoyed. He can be a bit dense with quotes and references sometimes, and the ponderous, meandering nature of his writing just seems to drift about so it's best to just drift along with it. If that sounds like a negative, I don't think it is. I think it is what makes Phillips such an intriguing essayist. It is like [...]

    2. Ok, maybe 4.5. I love Phillip's dense mix of literary criticism, Freudian psychology, psychotherapy, and philosophy. Despite the title, this book is almost more about how we react to the forbidden and it took me awhile to get into the groove of the book. Literary criticism ranged from Wilde to Shakespeare to Milton, with diversions through English Freudians and Nietzsche. Reading the book is like a fantastic, personalized therapy session that leaves you feeling invigorated and like any good ther [...]

    3. I didn't understand what the author was really trying to say. I blame psychoanalysis for that, not myself.

    4. This book discusses pleasure and morality and psychoanalysis. It pulls from Oscar Wilde, Freud, Neitzsche, etc.It's thought-provoking and a good conversation starter.

    5. Totally awful. First one star rating I've given in quite a while. My full thoughts on this utterly needless self congratulatory book are featured on my formal review on RunSpotRun, which was one of the easiest reviews I've written.

    6. Adam Phillips certainly masters a most elegant way to share interesting philosophical / psychoanalytical ideas, here focusing on the forbidden fruit so as to reveal the potential of equally secretive Unforbidden Pleasures. We may well have underestimated just how restricted our restrictiveness makes us in terms of our everyday desiresÔÇŽ how even we want to be forbidden, narrowed and confined! This dense thesis certainly offers much food for thought. Personally though, I mostly enjoyed PhilipsÔÇ [...]

    7. The author combines the writings of Wilde, Nietzsche, and Freud into an ocean of thoughts. Like a large body of water I found it difficult to take it all in at once, but as I continued to read I began to move with the undulating waves of its literary lucidity. I'm 46 now and have been thinking a great deal about the past, life, and purpose. Unexpectedly this book was the most timely of readings. What is normal? Why do we strive to be normal? Are we aware of the systems in our life that control u [...]

    8. This small book is so dense, it seems that each reader may take away a different thesis. For me, the thread which was most prominent suggested the ways in which we forbid ourselves, and indeed how we want to be forbidden, narrowed and confinednspotrun/book-review

    9. "Vicdan tamamlanmam─▒┼č intikam─▒n sonucudur. Ba┼člang─▒├žta ├Âld├╝rmek istedi─čimiz ba┼čka insanlar vard─▒r, ama bu o kadar tehlikelidir ki kendimizi su├žlayarak kendi kendimizi ├Âld├╝r├╝r├╝z; b├Âyle canice d├╝┼č├╝ncelere sahip oldu─čumuzdan dolay─▒ kendimizi cezaland─▒rmak i├žin kendimizi katlederiz."

    10. wonderfully convoluted writing. You have to concentrate. The book is loaded with pearls of wisdom.I have to reread it to glean them all.

    11. Are unforbidden pleasures not as pleasurable as forbidden pleasures because they are culturally acceptable? What determines if a pleasure is forbidden or not. Does life contain so much suffering because we donÔÇÖt allow ourselves to enjoy forbidden pleasures and therefore we always feel we are missing out on something. Or maybe unforbidden pleasures really are much more pleasurable than we realize. Is life worth living? Would it be better if we had never been born? Would loving parents not have [...]

    12. This isn't an easy read, but that doesn't make it a bad thing. My wife bought me this for my birthday, and at first glance it seemed an unusual choice, but she chose wisely.Densely referenced as this is, the messages shine through about how we should assess things in a wider context.It certainly gave me pause for thought as I read it, and slightly changed my perspectives on things.

    13. Adam Philips yine edebiyat bilgisi ile psikolojiyi harmanladigi bir kitaba imza atmis. Bir onceki kitabina gore dili biraz agir gelmis olsa da(belki sadece bana oyle geldi) profesyonel olarak psikoloji ile ilgilenenlerin kesinlikle okumalari gereken bir kitap olmus.

    14. This is a sustained argument about the nature of forbidden and unforbidden pleasures, ranging from Wilde, to Nietzsche, the Greeks, and a sustained conversation with Freud. It's quite dense, but I'd recommend it fairly highly.

    15. A short collection of essays of how we are tuned and taught to treat certain pleasures as forbidden, why that is problem and why we should focus more on the unforbidden ones. The author uses works of literature, philosophy and psychoanalysis as the basis, but the narrowness of selection makes me wonder if the choices were to reaffirm an outcome already decided.

    16. Way too philosophical of a book for me. I'm not sure how this ended up on my to-read list, but it's not my cup of tea.

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