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How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

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Why is an artistic masterpiece worth millions more than a convincing forgery? Pleasure works in mysterious ways, as Paul Bloom reveals in this investigation of what we desire and why. Drawing on a wealth of surprising studies, Bloom investigates pleasures noble and seamy, lofty and mundane, to reveal that our enjoyment of a given thing is determined not by what we can see and touch but by our beliefs about that thing's history, origin, and deeper nature.

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"Engaging, evocative. . . . [Bloom] is a supple, clear writer, and his parade of counterintuitive claims about pleasure is beguiling."--NPR

About the Author

Paul Bloom is a professor of psychology at Yale University. He is the author of Descartes' Baby and How Pleasure Works. He has contributed to The Atlantic, the New York Times, Science, and Nature. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393340006
Author:
Bloom, Paul
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Psychology-Cognitive Science
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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