Aaron James
Aaron James

Aaron James holds a PhD from Harvard and is professor of philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Assholes: A TheoryAssholes: A Theory of Donald Trump, and Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy and numerous academic articles. He was awarded a Burkhardt Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, and spent the 2009-10 academic year at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He’s a skilled, lifelong surfer and lives in Irvine, California.

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Author: Aaron James and Robert Hockett | Narrator: Tristan Morris
Release Date: September 15, 2020
A major work of financial theory and practice with immediate relevance to the rebuilding of the economy, and restoring the promise of equalityWhen the government decides to spend money, it simply creates the necessary funds for itself--as if out of t...
Author: Aaron James | Narrator: Tristan Morris
Release Date: August 08, 2017
From the bestselling author of Assholes: A Theory, a book that—in the tradition of Shopclass as Soulcraft, Barbarian Days and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance—uses the experience and the ethos of surfing to explore key concepts i...
Author: Aaron James | Narrator: Arthur Morey
Release Date: May 03, 2016
Make America Great Again? Donald Trump is an asshole is a fact widely agreed upon—even by his supporters, who actually like that about him. But his startling political rise makes the question of just what sort of asshole he is, and how his assh...
Author: Aaron James | Narrator: Arthur Morey
Release Date: October 30, 2012
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, d...