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    [PDF/EPUB] (Assholes) Aaron James ¼ 0 review I should have listened to my Goodreads friend Jon who told me that this book was not nearly as funny or entertaining as it promised to beIt is difficult at times to tell if Assholes is a parody of dry prolix academic treatises or just a treatise about assholes written in a dry prolix academic style The final result is m

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Assholes) Aaron James ¼ 0 review download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¼ Aaron James 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 auth

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    Aaron James ¼ 0 review [PDF/EPUB] (Assholes) I must admit that this is another book that caught my eye simply due to the title Be warned it is what it appears to be a book about assholes so the title can be taken literally If you are an asshole or have ever been called one to your face or behind your back you may or may not be ready for this book For those who know an asshole or two after reading this book the list will grow Either way keep reading my review Up until readi

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Assholes) characters Assholes 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 man

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    characters Assholes [PDF/EPUB] (Assholes) Aaron James ¼ 0 review While the title might mislead prospective readers to assume that Assholes A Theory offers either a lighthearted as

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    download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¼ Aaron James Aaron James ¼ 0 review [PDF/EPUB] (Assholes) 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 a

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Assholes) 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 dea

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Assholes) 25 starsThe description of this book is a bit misleading I was expecting a lighter yet informative read There were some moments where I enjoyed it and chuckled uite a bit but I wish there was material to relate to for myself I liked the desc

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Assholes) 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 t

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    characters Assholes Aaron James ¼ 0 review [PDF/EPUB] (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 an

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review Assholes 100 Whom there is no better name Try as we might to avoid them assholes are found everywhere and in multiple iterations smug assholes royal assholes the presidential asshole corporate assholes reckless assholes The list goes onAsshole management begins with asshole understanding Much as Machiavelli illuminated political strategy for princes this book finally gives us the concepts to think or say why assholes disturb us so and explains why such pe. While the title might mislead prospective readers to assume that Assholes A Theory offers either a lighthearted assortment of anti asshole yet thoroughly assholish uips or an amoral guidebook in the manner of Machiavelli s The Prince what this book really delivers is a complete account of the psychology morality and social bearing of the common asshole James is a serious philosopher and Assholes is a serious piece of ethics James handles the asshole phenomenon from every angle The asshole as he defines it is someone who systematically allows himself special advantages in his relations with others out of an entrenched sense on entitlement that leaves him inoculated against the legitimate complaints of others It is that very failure to acknowledge others as moral euals that makes them so frustrating to others Yet even when we do fight back assholes come euipped with a set of defenses that leave them invulnerable to capitulation If assholes are left unchecked or worse if they are encouraged by society then it can create a host of interpersonal and societal problems some of which may spiral into ever worse social outcomes As a philosopher James is uite careful about every facet of his argument drawing on such great ethicists as Plato Kant Rousseau and Hobbes to deploy his message The asshole may in fact be a given and inescapable part of life yet to the extent that we can we should strive to support a society that discourages assholes and encourages cooperation

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review Assholes 100 Ople 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 men 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 fo. 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 one who against all logic and reason considers themselves entitled to than everyone else Let me cut in let me have that parking space let me have control over the board don t you know who I amProf James then considers the impact that assholes can have on individuals on groups and if a certain critical mass is achieved on nation states In general he states without sufficient resistance from non assholes in which we include the allied species of jerks and schmucks who unlike the asshole don t consider themselves entitled to than they deserve and thus are likely to get their backs up when they see someone else horning in on their stuff the assholes take over and that s why we can t have nice thingsHis proof for this comes in a roundabout way from game theory at some point the cost of contribution to a shared outcome results in a net loss if too many are withdrawing but not contributing His algebra s not great but the point is validHe then examines the impact that conglomerations of assholes can have on capitalism and market economies If the assholes are obsessed with taking than their share and are given positive reinforcement for their assholism eg bankers following the GFC claiming that they deserved their multimillion dollar bonuses because clearly they deserve it because they re so very smart you can tell they re so smart and deserve their bonuses because otherwise they wouldn t be getting their bonuses then the market economy is no longer achieving its raison d etre that is to use the collective savings of a nation to improve the uality of life for all via un or semi directed investment If all the money s going to nonproductive industries and I use the term loosely then the rest of us are left with two thirds of fuck all courtesy of the assholesOK that became a bit of a diatribe Overall the book is ok his points are valid and his arguments are well reasoned The author s not a sparkling wit so it can be a bit dry at times

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review Assholes 100 The perfect graduation gift for every young adult entering the real world In the New York Times bestseller Nick Hornby calls helpful stimulating and very timely The Believer philosopher Aaron James presents a theory of the asshole that is both intellectually provocative and existentially necessary What does it mean for someone to be an asshole The answer is not obvious despite the fact that we are often personally stuck dealing with people for. I must admit that this is another book that caught my eye simply due to the title Be warned it is what it appears to be a book about assholes so the title can be taken literally If you are an asshole or have ever been called one to your face or behind your back you may or may not be ready for this book For those who know an asshole or two after reading this book the list will grow Either way keep reading my review Up until reading this book I don t think I completely understood the sheer amount of differing types of assholes that I am subjected to and surrounded by on a daily basis I applaud Aaron James for a well researched book on the subject of assholes The book does an impressive job of describing the ingredients of an asshole the different asshole styles that one might encounter and how we choose to respond to an assholeThe sole subject of this read is about the asshole the person who wrongly believes himself assholes are almost invariably male to be worthy of special treatment due to an entrenched sense of entitlement By definition the person who habitually speeds recklessly down the freeway creating chaos and havoc is an asshole But psychopaths like Hitler and Stalin are not assholes they meet some of the criteria but they brought far too much suffering on others to be mere assholes Broad description right Okay I ll go a step further Wondering if you or someone who you know is an asshole Without giving away the book think of the person who cuts lines because their time is valuable than others or of the inconsiderate idiot who takes a call while in the movie theater because that is important than your enjoyment or the douche who would fire staff to meet earnings per share reuirements for their bonuses Get the picture And just when you thought you knew everything about the asshole my favorite chapter appeared Asshole Capitalism You have to read the book to know whyOutside of my personal enjoyment with reading the word asshole so many times in one book I found this to be a pleasurable read It will make me think logically about the kind of asshole I am listening to andor dealing with with the understanding that they will never change The only thing that can change is how I choose to deal with them Someone should however write a book on asshole management Hint hint

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  • Assholes
  • Aaron James
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  • 27 December 2020
  • 9780804171359