What’s your pleasure?

Jun 30, 2010

We crave food and sex like other animals. Yet humans find pleasure in an assortment of unusual ways—why do we like scary movies so much? What’s the appeal of abstract art? And, how can we explain masochism? Paul Bloom explores the ins and outs of satisfaction—sensorial and otherwise—in his book How Pleasure Works, celebrating our desires and fulfillment in a singularly human fashion.

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