Assholes

Assholes

A Theory

Book - 2012
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Don't take this personally*, but assholes seem to be everywhere lately, and we need a rigorous theory to account for and deal with them. In the spirit of the mega-selling "On Bullshit", philosopher Aaron James has done just that, providing us all** (in Aristotelian terms) with some much-needed catharsis. *Unless you happen to be Donald Trump or Kanye West or Dick Cheney, in which case you may take it personally. **Unless you are a real asshole yourself.
Don't take this personally*, but assholes seem to be everywhere lately, and we need a rigorous theory to account for and deal with them. In the spirit of the mega-selling "On Bullshit", philosopher Aaron James has done just that, providing us all** (in Aristotelian terms) with some much-needed catharsis. *Unless you happen to be Donald Trump or Kanye West or Dick Cheney, in which case you may take it personally. **Unless you are a real asshole yourself.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, c2012.
ISBN: 9780385535656
Characteristics: 221 pages ;,20 cm.

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jmthornberry
Jun 11, 2019

I loved this book, and I gave it out at Christmas. The title fits our childish president perfectly.

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frosty2
Aug 20, 2016

if you thought this is somehow anything nearly as good as BS....forget it...this is an insipid attempt and dull read.....

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PatrickEMcLean
May 11, 2013

I hope Assholes will be a good way of developing constructive ways of dealing with these people and the problems they pose.

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davehook
Dec 09, 2012

If you are looking for a practical solution on how to better deal with assholes in your life, this book won't be of much help. If you are a philosophy major and have always been wondering about how the works of Kant, Hobbes and Rousseau can be used to to explain why some guy just cut you off in traffic, then this book is for you.

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