Eric Schwitzgebel, Professor of Philosophy at University of California at Riverside, US (whom we recently featured for his ideas about the philosophical concept he calls ‘Crazyism’) is developing a Theory of Jerks. As part of this project, the professor is seeking examples of jerkish behavior. Here’s an instance – from ‘Anonymous’ :
“At the gym a few weeks ago. A man there (working out) had probably 10 weights of various sizes strewn in a wide radius around him, blocking other people’s potential work-out space. I asked him if the weights were his, and he said “no – the person before me left them here, and I DON’T PICK UP OTHER PEOPLE’S WEIGHTS.”
If you have an example of jerkish behavior, or an observation on jerkdom in general, or perhaps even a definition of a jerk (currently lacking in the literature) here’s the place to submit it.