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HOW PLEASURE WORKS: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Bloom (Psychology/Yale Univ.; Descartes' Baby: How Child Development Explains What Makes Us Human, 2004, etc.) presents essentialism as a weighty determinant of our pleasures. "What matters most is not the world as it appears to our senses," writes the author. "Rather, the enjoyment we get from something derives from what we think that thing is." In this scholarly yet spry book, the author strives ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

Paul Bloom, author of How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like, wrote a fascinating essay for the New York Times Magazine entitled The Moral Life of Babies (with the adorably ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Tfindlay - Goodreads

I haven't read this book but from what I understand from looking at several reviews the author contends that what we value is the presumed essence of a thing. Much of the essence of a thing may ... Read full review


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