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Hmm, reading the wiki article Tage links to below (in reference to recent work by @datingdecisions).

Which provides a cost benefit analysis of relationships.

Except the costs are characterized there in terms of pleasure and pain. “Psychic utility,” if you will.

Whereas a functional/evolutionary approach to relationships (what is done in my literature) would do something similar

*But* where costs/benefits are described not in terms of how we feel but *material* considerations

Like help, financial security, mating opportunities...

Which makes me wonder:

To what extent do these systems of “accounting” relate to each other?

What insights can we get from one notion of costs and benefits that one misses from the other?

Not sure. Thoughts?

(Which perhaps gets to the more fundamental questions:

1) what is our pleasure system doing?

2) And for which questions is it useful to think in terms of that system. Or to ignore that system and think in terms of the objectives that system was presumably designed to achieve?)
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