Aaron James

About Aaron James

Aaron James holds a PhD from Harvard and is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy, forthcoming from Oxford University Press in March 2012, and numerous academic articles. He was awarded the Burkhardt Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, spending the 2009-2010 academic year at the Center for Advanced Studies 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.

December 21, 2012

The Supremely Meritorious *sshole Award, According to Aaron James

The task of selecting a single person who is supremely deserving of the name 'asshole' poses an extraordinary challenge. Among the vast sea of exemplars, we can hardly compare candidate assholes by any simple metric.