How Pleasure Works

How Pleasure Works

The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

Book - 2010
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In this fascinating and witty account, Bloom draws on child development, philosophy, neuroscience and behavioral economics in order to address pleasures noble and seamy, highbrow and lowbrow. Along the way, he gives us unprecedented insights into a realm of human psychology that until now has only been partially understood.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393066326
0393066320
Characteristics: xvi, 280 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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stewstealth
Sep 26, 2012

This is an interesting book to read. However the author's theory of essentialism is too narrow to account for all of humanity's desires and pleasures. Worth reading but too complex cause and correlation to be summed up in one neat theory.

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ReidCooper
Sep 20, 2012

While an interesting book at times, it does not deliver on the promise of its title. Meh.

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CAdams125 Apr 02, 2012

CAdams125 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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