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Jordan Peterson phenomenon

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#1
Jordan Peterson is so popular that it's likely a waste of time to post many links about him.

He entered rehab these days.

Just some videos



Are you a Jordan Peterson fan? What do you think is right or wrong with his message?
 
#2
Zizek is a bit of a navel gazing a-hole and offers no solutions to capitalism, and neither does Peterson.

as for Peterson, its what happens when you're a psych doctor and get high on your own supply.
 
#4
Jordan Peterson is so popular that it's likely a waste of time to post many links about him.

He entered rehab these days.

Just some videos



Are you a Jordan Peterson fan? What do you think is right or wrong with his message?
Dislike Peterson. There's a great passage from Schopenhauer that describes Peterson-types very, very well. Concerning religion as the expression of metaphysical systems:

The rationalists, on the other hand, attempt to explain away exegetically all that is characteristically Christian, whereupon they retain something that is not true either sensu proprio or sensu allegorico, but rather a mere platitude, little better than Judaism, or at most a shallow Pelagianism, and, what is worst of all, an infamous optimism, absolutely foreign to Christianity proper. Moreover, the attempt to found a religion on reason removes it into the other class of metaphysics, namely that which has its authentication in itself, and thus on foreign soil, the soil of the philosophical systems, and consequently into a conflict these wage against one another in their own arena; and so this brings it under the rifle fire of skepticism...

Peterson's whole "man's search for meaning" listicle self-help pablum reeks of shallowness and complacent optimism. He has internalized many of the most pernicious conceits of modern "philosophy" and uses them to vulgarize history, mythology, and religion as evolutionary phenomena. He attempts to explain these as emergent from their utility for man's survival and propagation. "Evolutionary psychology" is a topic always beloved of dilettantes, fakes, and Dunning-Kruger cases, as Darwin's contingent and shifting teleology of "adaptation" allows them to cobble together a Fisher Price build-your-own explanation for anything that exists and is the favorite recourse of those who seek to justify something "just because it is", to leap Hume's guillotine and prove "ought" from "is". His evolutionary pretensions also lead to the brand of existentialist life advice for which he is most famous: "What is truth Dr. Peterson? What is sublimity?" "Whatever makes you feel good:) and gets you to clean your room, bucko."

I will give him credit for "enforced monogamy", but it's astonishing that "civilization" has reached a point where saying this is controversial. On the whole though, I agree with @IntolerantSocialist.
 
#7
And wasn't Hegelian dialectics reason alone or has there been usage in religious dogmas?

@Shred Hed

Concerning him as he was a rival to Schopenhauer.
Hegel was very much influenced by his background as a Protestant theologian and emphasized reason as a tool for mankind's progressive development (no surprise, the sanctification of ratio goes all the way back to Catholicism). So yeah, as an inveterate optimist and a state philosopher he was pretty much the exact opposite of Schopenhauer, which is why the latter loathed him so much. At the same time though, one wonders why we apprehend the phenomenal and whether it's not entirely without meaning.
 
#9
Hegel was very much influenced by his background as a Protestant theologian and emphasized reason as a tool for mankind's progressive development (no surprise, the sanctification of ratio goes all the way back to Catholicism). So yeah, as an inveterate optimist and a state philosopher he was pretty much the exact opposite of Schopenhauer, which is why the latter loathed him so much. At the same time though, one wonders why we apprehend the phenomenal and whether it's not entirely without meaning.
Fascists take a lot from Hegel, particularly Giovanni Gentile, which is weird because we usually don't associate joy with a spiritual struggle.
 
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