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


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780393340006
  • ISBN-10: 0393340007
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: June 2011
  • Page Count: 280
  • Dimensions: 8.19 x 5.5 x 1.07 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.53 pounds


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