A Theory Of Jerks And Other Philosophical Misadventures

Author: Eric Schwitzgebel
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A collection of quirky, entertaining, and reader-friendly short pieces on philosophical topics that range from a theory of jerks to the ethics of ethicists. Have you ever wondered about why some people are jerks? Asked whether your driverless car should kill you so that others may live? Found a robot adorable? Considered the ethics of professional ethicists? Reflected on the philosophy of hair? In this engaging, entertaining, and enlightening book, Eric Schwitzgebel turns a philosopher's eye on these and other burning questions. In a series of quirky and accessible short pieces that cover a mind-boggling variety of philosophical topics, Schwitzgebel offers incisive takes on matters both small (the consciousness of garden snails) and large (time, space, and causation). A common theme might be the ragged edge of the human intellect, where moral or philosophical reflection begins to turn against itself, lost among doubts and improbable conclusions. The history of philosophy is humbling when we see how badly wrong previous thinkers have been, despite their intellectual skills and confidence. (See, for example, "Kant on Killing Bastards, Masturbation, Organ Donation, Homosexuality, Tyrants, Wives, and Servants.") Some of the texts resist thematic categorization--thoughts on the philosophical implications of dreidels, the diminishing offensiveness of the most profane profanity, and fatherly optimism--but are no less interesting. Schwitzgebel has selected these pieces from the more than one thousand that have appeared since 2006 in various publications and on his popular blog, The Splintered Mind, revising and updating them for this book. Philosophy has never been this much fun.

The Printing World

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Life A Warning

Author: Stephanie Brush
Editor: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780671611309
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The author offers a humorous look at life, with thoughts on everything from childhood traumas to the afterlife where all women are thin and all men are President

All Men Are Jerks Until Proven Otherwise 15th Anniversary Edition

Author: Daylle Deanna Schwartz
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Men Really Can Be Jerks* *But Only If You Let Them. Like millions of women, Daylle Deanna Schwartz had a habit of falling for jerks--until she had enough. This cycle wasn't going to change until she made a change herself. And now in this anniversary edition of her groundbreaking relationship book, she shows you how to do the same. This book tells it like it is. The only person who can make you happy is you, and the only person who can change a guy is himself. It's time to take control and make him prove he's not a jerk, or move on. As a relationship expert and self-empowerment counselor, Daylle's guidance will motivate you to develop a satisfying, healthy relationship, without playing games. With fresh insight and new stories throughout, this updated edition of All Men Are Jerks - Until Proven Otherwise makes your happiness your first priority. Men can act like real jerks, but complaining about them won't get you anywhere. It's time to take control of how men treat you--and get the love you deserve!

Jerks To Gentle Men

Author: Hope J. Springs
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Memphis, Tennessee, 1990. High School football star AJ Tallisdales journey from jerkdom begins when Victory Poindexter who he believes to be a virgin piques his interest. After developing feelings for her, he finds out that she is not the virgin of everyones report and breaks up with her. Feeling betrayed, AJ unknowingly feeds her to the wolves, namely his friend and fellow jerk, Yellow. After finding a new love in college, AJ regrets the damage done to Victorys reputation during high school and seeks redemption. Over the course of twenty years, AJ and Yellow suffer a wave of trials and tribulations that ultimately bring them to their knees and their destiny.

The Obnoxious Jerks

Author: Stephen Manes
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High school sophomore Frank Wess relates his experiences as a member of the Obnoxious Jerks, an elite body dedicated to exposing both official and unofficial stupidity.

Hypnic Jerks

Author: Vivien Stanton
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ISBN: 1326326740
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Hypnic Jerks follows seven years in the life of Sans Kingtrem, a young woman who lives with anxiety. After a failed attempt at university, Sans decides to become an English teacher in South Korea. Whilst there, Sans meets Sandman, a normal American boy, who helps Sans to control her anxiety and lead a somewhat normal life. When Max leaves, Sans’ anxiety returns and plunges her into a deep depression which leads her to kidnapping one of her elementary students from the school she works in. These events are clouded by the opinions of Sans’ dead baby (Annie), Sans constant facts about the world, the taste buds in her vagina, and her inability to detach herself from her monthly periods.

Boarding Schools Secrets And Jerks 1 Chapters 1 18

Author: James Rodriguez
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The Clinical Journal

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Clinical Journal

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Nature

Author: Sir Norman Lockyer
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The New Yorker

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How To Avoid Falling In Love With A Jerk

Author: John Van Epp
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ISBN: 9780071642491
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AVOID THE JERKS AND FIND “THE ONE” WHO'S RIGHT FOR YOU "An insightful and creative contribution to managing the complexity of choosing a life partner. I heartily recommend it." --Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want and Keeping the Love You Find "Don't be part of the 'where-was-this-book-when-I-needed-it?' crowd. It's not too late--read it now!" --Pat Love, Ed.D., author of The Truth About Love and Hot Monogamy Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk (previously published in hardcover as How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk) will help you break destructive dating patterns that have kept you from finding the love you deserve: Ask the right questions to inspire meaningful, revealing conversations with your partner Judge character based on compatibility, relationships skills, friends, and patterns from family and previous relationships Resolve your own emotional baggage so you're ready for a healthy relationship

Reaching For Paradise

Author: Thomas Weyr
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Voices In Sports And Society

Author: Robert A. Mertzman
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On A Scale From Idiot To Complete Jerk

Author: Alison Hughes
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ISBN: 1459804864
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When grade-eight science-project time rolls around, J.J. Murphy skips the beakers and the papiermâché and dives into research about jerks. And idiots. But mostly jerks. By his own estimation, his science project, On a Scale from Idiot to Complete Jerk, is groundbreaking, exhaustive, highly scientific and seriously worthy of bonus marks. Beginning with the dawn of humankind and concluding conclusively with a very cool pie chart, the project dissects the elements of jerkosity through extensive case studies and scientific illustrations. It explores the who, what, when, why and how of jerks and, more important, peppers the lively research with sciencey-looking graphs and charts that reveal a lot about J.J., his family and friends, and the jerks of this world.

The Journal Of The Florida Medical Association

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Proceedings included in vols. 3-4, 7, 23-25.

What We Really Know About Flying Saucers

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Never Call Them Jerks

Author: Arthur Paul Boers
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No church is immune to the problems that can arise when parishioners behave in difficult ways. Responding to such situations with self-awareness and in a manner true to one’s faith tradition makes the difference between peace and disaster. In this must-read book, Boers shows how a better understanding of difficult behavior can help congregational leaders avoid the trap of labeling such parishioners and exercise self-care when the going gets rough.

Goodbye Gordon Gekko

Author: Anthony Scaramucci
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470767092
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How to live a more productive life by putting a profitablelifestyle ahead of profits With his standout Wall Street line “Greed is good,”Gordon Gekko became pop culture icon for unrestrained greed. But,while greed might be great for one person–especially whenthat person is fictional–it’s not so great for goodpeople living in the real world. In Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How toFind Your Fortune and Not Lose Your Soul, Anthony Scaramuccidescribes how a better understanding of people, capital, andculture can be used to enrich one’s life, financially as wellas spiritually. With smart and engaging prose, the book: • Discusses how the best manifestations ofambition, entrepreneurship and mentoring can lead to a life thatnot only fulfills financial obligations, but also leaves a lastinglegacy • Describes ways in which Americans andAmerican companies can act to avoid the kind of crisis thatcrippled the country’s economy • Details how to build a core set of valuesto discover wealth on one’s own terms Given the turmoil in financial markets over the past few years,many people are reevaluating what it means to be“rich.” Goodbye Gordon Gekko shows howit’s possible to be well-off without all the trappings ofwealth.