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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

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

User Review  - Bernie Gourley - Goodreads

Paul Bloom's book is about why we take pleasure in peculiar actions, proclivities, and objects. These are the pleasures that aren't readily or directly explained by our evolutionary hardwiring ... Read full review

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