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How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date June 20, 2011
Pages 280
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393340006
ISBN-10 0393340007
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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“Engaging, evocative. . . . [Bloom] is a supple, clear writer, and his parade of counterintuitive claims about pleasure is beguiling.”―NPR

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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780393066326 Book cover for 9781847921437
 
from Vintage Uk (June 24, 2010)
9781847921437 | details & prices | 304 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.94 lbs | List price $27.40
About: "How Pleasure Works" is a great read.
from W W Norton & Co Inc (June 14, 2010)
9780393066326 | details & prices | 280 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.28 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Yale psychologist Paul Bloom presents a striking and thought-provoking new understanding of pleasure, desire, and value.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (June 20, 2011)
9780393340006 | details & prices | 280 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.95
About: “Engaging, evocative.

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