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Aaron James holds a PhD from Harvard and is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy, and was awarded the Burkhardt Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, spending the 2009-10 academic year at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He’s an avid surfer (the experience of which has directly inspired this book) . . . and he’s not an asshole.

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Assholes
A Theory
Written by Aaron James


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $14.95

What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often stuck dealing with people for whom there is no better name. We try to avoid them, but assholes are everywhere—at work, at home, on the road, in the public... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Assholes
A Theory
Written by Aaron James


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $23.95

In the spirit of the mega-selling On Bullshit, 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... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Assholes
A Theory
Written by Aaron James


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $11.99

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