(E–pub New) [Assholes] AUTHOR Aaron James


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    Aaron James ☆ 7 Free download (E–pub New) [Assholes] AUTHOR Aaron James I'm glad I went into this with eyes wide opened as to the widespread prevalence and ubiuitous presence of assholesI mean honestly we all know one or two or sometimes a full office full of them And even if we don't have many real life line cutters traffic weavers or conversation killers in our lives at least we have Trump And high level bankers And Rush And practically the entire existing vocal portion of the political pr

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    Summary Assholes Aaron James ☆ 7 Free download Review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Aaron James This was very much a book by a writer who's fairly sure he's funny It's actually pretty dryThe opening chapters developing a taxonomy of assholes are occasionally amusing I blew air out of my nose slightly harder than normal a few times I think I smirked once or twice His general conception of the asshole is o

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    Review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Aaron James Aaron James ☆ 7 Free download Summary Assholes I've decided to re shelve this I know it is me not the author; but for reasons I do not understand I just can't seem to focus on this book I'm going to pick it up again in the fall when my own mind is a bit uieter72616 I saw this book opened up in front of someone and I couldn't resist asking about it the title demands it turns out a mom and her teen aged daughter were both reading the book passing it back and forth a

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Review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Aaron James

Assholes

Assholes Free download ½ 7 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 spiri Assholes A theory was published by Aaron James a Harvard educated philosopher and surfer in 2012I have to admit that when I picked up the book I was amused by the title and considered that it might be a one trick pony sort of like a Saturday Night Live skit stretched out into a book funny at the beginning and then petered out towards the endI was pleasantly surprised and than amused I was engrossed by the author s well thought out and intelligent ideasFirst James defines what it means to be an asshole His working definition In interpersonal or cooperative relations the asshole allows himself to enjoy special advantages and does so systematically does this out of an entrenched sense of entitlement and is immunized by his sense of entitlement against the complaints of other peopleThe author then goes on to describe various types of asshole such as the royal asshole the political asshole and the delusional asshole In humorous by not always unkind fashion James also goes on to list some examplesJames also distinguishes between the common asshole and those who suffer and by extension cause others to suffer due to mental illness psychopaths and narcissists and your garden variety of jerks schmucks clowns and those who do not act out of a systematic character but who simply and temporarily act like an asshole In contrast to the anti social and maddening behavior of the asshole James introduces us to the anti asshole the cooperative person This person comprising the great majority of social humans is that person to whom standing patiently in a line or volunteering for the common good is juxtaposed and found at odds with the self centered and insensitive misanthropeFinally James helps us to cope with idea on asshole management and stoic acceptanceThe reviews on this book are mixed and I think I know why Most readers myself included will read the title and assume that this will be a riotous laugh out loud calling out of social ne er do wells This is instead a philosophic and astute essay on those people in polite society who drive the rest of us insane uoting Hobbes Rousseau Hegel Gandhi and Jesus James gives us a scholarly approach to an age old and ever increasing problem 2018 The great thing about this book is that I still think about it often as I am out and about And it has become a guide to dealing with these people that we find everywhere Most interestingly this book has helped me to not be as judgmental and universal in my occasional scorn Rather than saying that person is an asshole I freuently assign the term acting like an asshole for a presumed momentary lapse in civility The most common display is of course they re driving like an asshole

Summary Assholes

Assholes Free download ½ 7 T of the mega selling On Bullshit philosopher Aaron James has done just that providing us all in Aristotelian terms with some much needed cathars Whew I am so glad I finally finished this book With the title it has and with its small size and large print this book should have taken me a couple hours But because it was so boring it took me four days insteadI was looking for funny and useful suggestions for dealing with assholes and instead I got a boring academic discussion on the various aspects of assholery Chapters on asshole management which should have been fun to read were dull and tedious At times this guy s assessment of public figures who were also assholes seemed to be shall we say slightly influenced by politics The worst part of it was that he brought philosophers into the discussion of assholes No thank you I could not bring myself to one star this book because the author who has Ivy League affiliations can certainly write well enough He just needs another PhD in being interesting in my opinion

Review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Aaron James

Assholes Free download ½ 7 IsUnless you happen to be Donald Trump or Kanye West or Dick Cheney in which case you may take it personallyUnless you are a real asshole yoursel Should I be concerned that one of my favorite staff members at my local library grabbed me and said Judy we just got in a book that I think you should read Fingers crossed that she wasn t making a value judgment or statement I think that she thought I would be interested And I was Aaron James received his PhD from Harvard and is a professor of philosophy at the University of California Irvine and he takes a philosophical approach in dealing with the subject of assholes James points out that assholes can be found anywhere in history in public life in entertainment in our workplaces in our religious groups in our circle of friends and acuaintances in those we randomly meet on a daily basis and unfortunately sometimes in our families James feels that an asshole is not just a deeply bothersome person but is a person who is bothersome enough to trigger strong feelings of powerlessness fear or rage in others While there are many people that I have been known to mutter asshole when out of their hearing James cautions that a true asshole demonstrates three characteristics 1 He allows himself to feel entitled to enjoy certain advantages in daily life on a regular basis 2 He does this out of a strong and deeply held sense of entitlement and 3 He is unable to understand why other people complain about his attitudes and behavior The asshole believes that he is special and the rules of conduct that govern others do not apply to him Oh yes I know these people James uses the pronoun he in talking about assholes because while he recognizes that women can indeed be assholes he feels that the vast majority of assholes are men and concludes that this is culturally based In arguing that assholes are made and not born James feels that culture is such a strong indicator that a newborn baby boy in the United States Italy or Israel is much likely to live the life of an asshole than a newborn baby boy in Japan or Norway or Canada James cautions that everyone no doubt acts like an asshole in certain situations or over a short period of time a day a couple of days a week because of the stresses of daily life but that doesn t mean the person is To be an asshole is to exhibit such behavior consistently over a long period of time and James feels that if you are willing to call yourself an asshole this indicates that you are not in fact one James points out that assholes are not particularly difficult to spot however he does argue that public figures are often misrepresented in the media so readers need to be cautious about labels And then to my delight he went on to name names Who is on the list Rush Limbaugh Michael Moore HL Mencken Ann Coulter yikes a female kudos Ann Richard Dawkins General George Patton John Edwards Ralph Nader Rahm Emanuel Douglas MacArthur Julian Assange Donald Trump Dick Chaney and a host of others In dealing with the aggressive behavior of assholes James warns readers to pick your battles selectively resist when the issue is important to you and don t expect the behavior of the asshole to change Good advice I would have given this book 4 stars but the chapter on asshole capitalism dragged on and on to the point that I began to suspect that he was summarizing a graduate school paper or perhaps a portion of his dissertation Or maybe I m just being an asshole

  • Hardcover
  • 208
  • Assholes
  • Aaron James
  • English
  • 10 February 2020
  • 9780385535656