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How pleasure works

the new science of why we like what we like

by Paul Bloom

  • 141 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading

Published by W. W. Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pleasure

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementPaul Bloom.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF515 .B56 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24054813M
    ISBN 109780393066326
    LC Control Number2010005803
    OCLC/WorldCa317919999

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The book contains of 8 chapters, and 6 of them are thematically divided/5. 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 Cited by: The man writes with incredible lucidity and wit, and he conveys his points effectively until the end.

'How Pleasure Works' really made me think twice about why I get so much pleasure from certain activities, and, more importantly, why others get pleasure from things that I might personally judge as unappealing/5(82).

A new book explains why people will find dog food succulent — if it's labeled "foie gras." In How Pleasure Works, psychology professor Paul Bloom shows that enjoyment stems from assumptions.

How Pleasure Works, by Paul Bloom, reviewed by Dan Nicholas Dec. 11, I like dangerous books that make you think. Paul Bloom from Yale in his How Pleasure Works has written a such a book. It's a frightful thought to pause, as he suggests, and take in just /5(62).

How Pleasure Works by Paul Bloom for the purpose of this enlightening and entertaining book – have more fun than we were designed for. essentially Bloom's pleasure principle in reverse.

The problem with pop-psychology books is that they tend to examine one aspect of behavior, so we get How Pleasure Works, How We Decide, How the Brain Learns, etc. In real life, the brain makes Author: Mary Carmichael. Let's get this straight - this book isn't about how pleasure works.

It's about the author's attempt to research and explain 'essentialism,' which itself often seems like an attempt at a sort of Grand Unification Theory for a lot of environmental psych, behavorial economics, moral philosophy, et cetera, all of which are experiencing a bit of a.

How Pleasure Works is an accessibly written book which mentions some theories and interesting experiments, without really delivering on the promise of /5(30). Off the Clock (Pleasure Principle, #1) and By the Hour (Pleasure Principle, #2) 2 primary works • 2 total works. Book 1. Off the Clock. by Roni Loren.

Ratings Reviews published 7 editions. FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE Author: Roni Loren. Why does this story appear in “How Pleasure Works,” a book whose jacket copy promises a “new understanding of pleasure, desire and value”.

If this is a “new under­standing,” maybe we. In How Pleasure Works, Yale University psychologist Paul Bloom draws on groundbreaking research to unveil the deeper workings of why we desire what we desire.

Refuting the longstanding explanation of pleasure as a simple sensory response, Bloom shows us that pleasure is grounded in our beliefs about the deeper nature or essence of a given thing/5(7).

Author Paul Bloom presents evidence from his recent book How Pleasure Works to assert that our understanding and appreciation of art—including contemporary art—reflects universal aspects of. 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.

The answers to these human behavioural puzzles (and more) can be found in How Pleasure Works. Written by Yale’s evolutionary psychologist Paul Bloom, the book uncovers the “new science of why we like what we like”.

By delving into the fields of anthropology, evolution, history, biology and psychology, the book investigates why we humans.

How Pleasure Works This book was a huge disappointment. Poorly written and really doesn't answer the question, "How does pleasure work?" Quite a bit of rambling here and no attempt to tie it all together and come to a believable conclusion.

I had to struggle to NOT put it down/5(14). Check out this great listen on In this excerpt from In Bed with Susie Bright, Susie interviews Yale psychologist Paul Bloom about his fascinating best-selling book How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like.

Paul and Susie talk about the pleasures of sex and how w. In How Pleasure Works, his third book about what makes humans do what they do, he explores why we like what we like with clear language and a plethora of humorous examples.

Jeremy Johnson gives voice to the book in the straightforward manner common to nonfiction narrations, committing to the scientific gravitas of this study in a way that 5/5(1). Pleasure is anything but straightforward.

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He is author of the forthcoming book, How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like (W.W. Norton & Company), from which this essay is adapted. Return to : Paul Bloom. Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure—popularly known as Fanny Hill (possibly an anglicisation of the Latin mons veneris, mound of Venus) —is an erotic novel by English novelist John Cleland first published in London in Written while the author was in debtors' prison in London, it is considered "the first original English prose pornography, and the first pornography to use the form of the Author: John Cleland.The Secret To Pleasure?

Mind Over Matter. July 2, • A new book explains why people will find dog food succulent — if it's labeled "foie gras." In How Pleasure Works, psychology professor Author: Paul Bloom.“How Pleasure Works has one of the best discussions I've read of why art is pleasurable, why it matters to us, and why it moves us so” Daniel Levitin, author of This Is Your Brain on Music “This book is not just a pleasure, but a revelation, by one of psychology's deepest thinkers and best writers.