How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like
English | Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1ST edition (June 14, 2010) | ISBN-10: 0393066320 | MP3 64Kbps | 192.79 MB
Bloom (Descartes' Baby), a psychology professor at Yale, explores pleasure from evolutionary and social perspectives, distancing himself from the subject's common association with the senses. By examining studies and anecdotes of pleasure-inducing activities like eating, art, sex, and shopping, Bloom posits that pleasure takes us closer to the essence of a thing, be it animal, vegetable, or mineral. He argues that humans seem to be hard-wired to give, as well as receive, pleasure.