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But that defines you as a supplicant, and an inferior, seeking his approval, thus reinforcing the asshole's worldview — so don't be shocked if it doesn't work. James offers a taxonomy of assholes, including the boorish asshole Noel Gallagherthe reckless asshole Dick Cheney and the smug asshole Richard Dawkins — who may be right about atheism, but who comes across as an asshole, James argues, because he seems to consider himself specially entitled to ignore the toughest philosophical arguments against his position. We're outraged not by the phone-shouter's noise, but his refusal to grant that our interests count. Obliviousness is a crucial ingredient here. That something, James concludes, is their failure to recognise the equal moral status of others. The American philosopher Aaron James makes an important contribution to this discussion in his new book Assholes: A nasty smell on a train — or a few minutes' longer waiting in line — is a mild irritation, against which you may be justified in taking proportionate action.