A Theory of JerksEric Schwitzgebel
Aeon Magazine, June 4, 2014
Abstract: The jerk is someone who culpably fails to appreciate the perspectives of others around him, treating them as tools to be manipulated or fools to be dealt with rather than as moral and epistemic peers. The jerk faces special obstacles to self-knowledge of his moral character, partly because of his disregard of the opinions of people who could give him useful critical feedback.
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