A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt--And Why They Shouldn´t

A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt--And Why They Shouldn´t

Editorial: Oxford

Páginas: 253

Año: 2013

EAN: 9780199934454

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Insults are part of the fabric of daily life. But why do we insult each other? Why do insults cause us such pain? Can we do anything to prevent or lessen this pain? Most importantly, how can we overcome our inclination to insult others? In A Slap in the Face, William Irvine undertakes a wide-ranging investigation of insults, their history, the role they play in social relationships, and the science behind them. He examines not just memorable zingers, such as Elizabeth Bowen´s description of Aldous Huxley as "The stupid person´s idea of a clever person," but subtle insults as well, such as when someone insults us by reporting the insulting things others have said about us: "I never read bad reviews about myself," wrote entertainer Oscar Levant, "because my best friends invariably tell me about them."