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Many of us would agree that the guys we see screaming at each other on cable TV are assholes. Thanks to Aaron James, a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Irvine, we now have a common definition for this simultaneously vague, yet knowingly specific term. Knowing this, James argues, will allow us to solve a more complex problem: how to deal with them.
Anchor Books has released a trailer for James’ book, “Assholes: A Theory,” in which James explains they “are mainly men who systematically help themselves to special advantages” that “immunizes him against other people.” According to James’ theory, we find them frustrating because “the asshole thinks he’s entitled to do things that he’s not entitled to do. He does them defensively, and he’s unwilling to listen to our argument or our claim that he isn’t. That’s important to us, because it in effect means that we’re deprived of recognition as an equal.”
The paperback edition of “Assholes: A Theory” comes out April 22.
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.More Prachi Gupta.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.