A Psychopathology of Art

A Hedonist Manifesto

“Today’s consumer item plays a role previously held by primitive religions’ statues, church paintings, and portraits of monarchs in castles. We organize idol cults around them, and they rule us. We venerate the very things that make life impossible for us; we give thanks to the ironhanded masters that control our bodies and souls.” — Michel Onfray

This week, our second featured book is A Hedonist Manifesto: The Power to Exist, by Michel Onfray, translated by Joseph McClellan. In our final post of the feature, we are happy to present an excerpt from “A Psychopathology of Art,” the eleventh chapter of Onfray’s manifesto.

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