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Description - Assholes by Aaron James

Doing for assholes what Machiavelli did for princes, this book gives us the concepts finally to think or say why some people disturb us so, and explains why assholes seem part of the human social condition, especially in an age of raging narcissism and unbridled capitalism. These concepts are also practically useful, as understanding the asshole we are stuck with helps us think constructively about how to handle problems he (and they are mostly all he's) presents. We get a better sense of when the asshole is best resisted, and when he is best ignored-a better sense of what is, and what is not, worth fighting for.In Assholes: A Theory we learn all about the moral asshole, the asshole boss, the political asshole, the capitalist asshole, the entitled asshole and the constellation of other asshole types who malign us, abuse us, offend our sensibilities, irritate us and inflict their peculiar personalities on us in a myriad of small and not-so-small ways.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857886108
ISBN-10: 1857886100
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 18mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 23-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Aaron James

Aaron James holds a PhD from Harvard and is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. He was awarded the Burkhardt fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, spending the 2009-10 academic year at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. James is the author of Fairness in Practice. He's an avid surfer. and he's not an asshole.

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