Assholes a theory pdf
Assholes is helpful, stimulating, and very timely.
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Give as a Gift, add to List, unable to add item to List.Jamess analysis of asshole capitalism is a tour de force of philosophically astute political analysis and criticism.Instead, it raises the further question: What sort of asshole is Trump?The Chronicle of Higher Education, aaron James provides us with a delightful philosophical romp through the world of assholes.A serious and sometimes whimsical treatment of a common epithet.In contrast, the various aspects of Trumps person that James identifies seem to be explained by a single fact: he really is an asshole!Scott McMurrey.3 out of 5 stars 16, kindle Edition.99, next, this shopping feature will continue to load items.To put meat on the bones of his theory, James names names.
On this view, the asshole has three essential features: First, he James notes that assholes are mostly men allows himself special advantages in social relationships in a systematic way; second, he is motivated by an entrenched (and mistaken) sense of entitlement; and third,.
Even the first chapter, The Ass-Clown and Asshole, is more about offering a general theory of Trumps person than a strict examination of his assholery, and the final three chapters not only ask whether having an asshole like Trump for president is a sound proposition.
On the other hand, James claim that the asshole suffers from an inflamed sense of Rousseaus amour-propre seems to be misguided.
Only the introduction and the first chapter are, properly speaking, exercises in assholeology.
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Almost everyone now knows that Donald Trump is an asshole.Although there are good reasons for thinking that Trump is an asshole so defined, two aspects of James analysis seem to conflict with this generally agreed upon premise.Nick Hornby, The Believer, enjoyable.Assholes: A Theory (Anchor Books 2012) well before Trump took center stage in American politics.There is much in James work that will interest the philosophically inclined reader, and he should be applauded for bringing philosophical theories to bear directly on contemporary issues.