They beg to differ. The term was especially useful as communication. So, yes, assholes run the world. If my hunch pans out, then expressivism is wrong even about most foul language. So suppose someone sincerely uses an expressive term. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology84 5 I say "ouch" and I am, in fact, in pain; I say "that bastard" and I do indeed despise the person.
Harry Frankfurt partly inspired this.
Why Being an Asshole Can Be a Valuable Life Skill
Perhaps some of those things can be put as literal truth-claims, such as the claim that Pug isn't worthy of respect, or that he abuses his office, or that he is contemptible. Not just Philosophy of Neuroscience but Philosophy and Neuroscience. The deal still gets done, but that deal will be sub-optimal because neither side pushed to the full extent of their capabilities. We'd usually say this of more readily personified objects, such as toasters or computers, but perhaps not a stationary rock. Or rather, a lack of agreeableness. The stability of big-five personality traits. By the s, we had data and everyone threw a party.