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    • Free Interview: Susie Bright Speaks with Paul Bloom, Author of How Pleasure Works

    • By: Paul Bloom
    • Narrated by: Susie Bright
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Original Recording
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    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 we perceive them.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Interviewer lost the sale

    • By janice on 03-26-11

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    • Against Empathy

    • The Case for Rational Compassion
    • By: Paul Bloom
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Most people, including many policy makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers, have encouraged us to be more empathetic - to feel the pain and pleasure of others. Yale researcher and author Paul Bloom argues that this is a mistake. Far from leading us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices. It muddles our judgment and often leads to cruelty. We are at our best when we are smart enough not to rely on it and draw upon a more distanced compassion.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Starts strong, fizzles out.

    • By Tristan on 04-04-17

    Regular price: $23.95

    • How Pleasure Works

    • The New Science of Why We Like What We Like
    • By: Paul Bloom
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Yale psychologist Paul Bloom presents a striking new vision of the pleasures of everyday life. The thought of sex with a virgin is intensely arousing for many men. The average American spends over four hours a day watching television. Abstract art can sell for millions of dollars. Young children enjoy playing with imaginary friends and can be comforted by security blankets. People slow their cars to look at gory accidents, and go to movies that make them cry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything You Ever Would Want to Know

    • By Roy on 08-01-10

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Just Babies

    • The Origins of Good and Evil
    • By: Paul Bloom
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From John Locke to Sigmund Freud, philosophers and psychologists have long believed that we begin life as blank moral slates. Many of us take for granted that babies are born selfish and that it is the role of society - and especially parents - to transform them from little sociopaths into civilized beings. In Just Babies, Paul Bloom argues that humans are in fact hardwired with a sense of morality.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but short

    • By Joshua on 12-20-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Are We All Harmless Torturers Now?

    • By: Paul Bloom, Matthew Jordan
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the age of online shaming, we should push ourselves to consider the collective consequences of our actions.

    "Are We All Harmless Torturers Now?" is from the August 09, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Paul Bloom and Matthew Jordan and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Het geheim van genot

    • Nieuwe inzichten in waarom en hoe waarom we genieten
    • By: Paul Bloom
    • Narrated by: Wim Arts
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    De gedachte aan seks met een maagd is zeer opwindend voor veel mannen. We kiezen ervoor om gemiddeld vier uur per dag voor de televisie te zitten. Onze kinderen spelen met denkbeeldige vrienden. We gaan langzamer rijden om gruwelijke ongelukken beter te bekijken en gaan naar films die ons aan het huilen maken. De manieren waarop we ‘genieten’ zijn even bizar als uiteenlopend.

    Regular price: $14.68

    • How Pleasure Works:

    • The New Science of Why We Like What We Like
    • By: Paul Bloom
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Yale psychologist Paul Bloom presents a striking new vision of the pleasures of everyday life. The thought of sex with a virgin is intensely arousing for many men. The average American spends over four hours a day watching television. Abstract art can sell for millions of dollars. Young children enjoy playing with imaginary friends and can be comforted by security blankets. People slow their cars to look at gory accidents and go to movies that make them cry.

    Regular price: $15.98