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How Pleasure Works - by Paul Bloom (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 280

Genre: Psychology

Sub-Genre: Cognitive Psychology & Cognition

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Author: Paul Bloom

Language: English

Street Date: June 20, 2011
TCIN: 77475533
UPC: 9780393340006
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-7146

Description

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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