About this book
In a similar way to his previous title, "A Guide To The Good Life", Irvine once again draws on Stoic philosophy to explain why we insult each other, why insults cause us such pain, how we can prevent or lessen this pain, and most importantly, how we can overcome our inclination to insult others. Ideal for all general readers with an interest in the topic, as well as philosophy and psychology students.
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.
|Oxford University Press|