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October 13, 2019
The Crisis of Masculinity is a lecture from Jordan's 12 Rues for Life Tour on Oct. 25, 2018 in Manchester.
October 6, 2019
Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture from Dublin, Ireland. Recorded on Oct 2018.
September 29, 2019
Dr. Peterson visits Texas for a lecture on his 12 Rules for Life! This episode is a standout from his 2018 tour.
September 22, 2019
Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture from Westbury, NY.
September 15, 2019
Dr. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture in Rochester, NY. Recorded Sept. 5th, 2018
September 8, 2019
Jordan's 12 Rules for Life tour continues from Regina SK. Recorded August 14, 2018.
September 1, 2019
Jordan's 12 Rules for Life lecture in Winnipeg from July 2018.
August 25, 2019
Jordan's 12 Rules for Life lecture from July, 28 2018 in Edmonton, AB
August 18, 2019
Jamil Jivani (recorded 010919) joins Dr. Jordan B. Peterson.
August 11, 2019
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's lecture from Calgary, AB
August 4, 2019
Steven Pinker joins Dr. Jordan B. Peterson.
July 28, 2019
Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture from Ottawa on July, 23 2018.
July 21, 2019
Jordan Peterson's recent discussion with Ben Shapiro on religion and enlightenment.
July 14, 2019
Jordan Peterson's lecture on the 12 Rules for life: London, Ontario: The inevitability, utility and danger of hierarchies
July 7, 2019
An extended commentary and conversation on a lecture from Sydney, Australia, Feb 26, 2019, entitled Who Dares Say He Believes in God?
June 30, 2019
This lecture, one of the 12 Rules for Life tour talks, was delivered in Sydney Feb 26, 2019, at the International Convention Centre.
June 23, 2019
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's conversation with Bishop Barron
June 16, 2019
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's "12 Rules For Life" lecture at the Center in the Square in Kitchener, Ontario.
June 9, 2019
The conclusion of Jordan Peterson's conversation with Joe Rogan
June 2, 2019
Part one of Jordan Peterson's interview with Joe Rogan.
May 26, 2019
Dr. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture at the Chan Centre in Vancouver
May 19, 2019
Dr. Peterson's conversation with Milo Yiannopoulos from April 11, 2019.
May 12, 2019
12 Rules for Life Lecture from Hamilton, Ontario July 20, 2018
May 5, 2019
Jordan Peterson's conversation with Stephen Hicks
April 28, 2019
Finding your “why” and testing your fears with Jordan B. Peterson
April 21, 2019
Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life lecture from Sacramento, California on June 27, 2018.
April 14, 2019
A conversation with Akira The Don, a DJ and British musician who has used parts of Dr. Peterson's lectures in his music.
April 7, 2019
For this episode, we’re presenting Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's lecture at the Keller Auditorium in Portland, Oregon on June 25, 2018.
March 31, 2019
Jordan Peterson's conversation with General Stanley McChrystal
March 24, 2019
For this episode, we’re presenting Dr. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life Tour lecture at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA on June 21, 2018. The lecture covers the evolution of religion thinking, a true human universal. Everyone has to deal with the problem of value. Everyone has to determine what is of more or less importance what’s a priority, and what is not or they can’t act, or even perceive. So the problem of value has to be solved or at least addressed by everyone, and that’s what makes it a universal issue, deep enough to play a biological as well as a social role. Thanks to our sponsors: https://www.expressvpn.com https://www.linkedin.com
March 12, 2019
A conversation between Dr. Jordan Peterson and Sir Roger Scruton, moderated by Dr. Stephen Blackwood, introduced by Professor Douglas Hedley, presented by The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism and Ralston College, held on Nov 2, 2018 in Cambridge, England. God willing (so to speak) I will be staying in Cambridge in October and November talking with the faculty at the Divinity School there about the book of Exodus prior to releasing a new series of videos about that biblical saga. --- GUEST LINKS --- Sir Roger Scruton Books: https://www.roger-scruton.com/books Professor Douglas Hedley (who looks every bit the part he is playing): https://www.divinity.cam.ac.uk/directory/douglas-hedley Dr. Stephen Blackwood and Ralston College: https://www.ralston.ac/ --- SUPPORT THIS PODCAST --- https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/donate --- BOOKS --- 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/ Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning/ --- LINKS --- Website: https://jordanbpeterson.com/ 12 Rules for Life Tour: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events/ Blog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blog/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/podcast/ Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/great-books/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordan.b.peterson/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drjordanpeterson --- PRODUCTS --- Self Authoring Suite: https://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: https://understandmyself.com/ Merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/jordanbpeterson
February 21, 2019
A conversation with Dr Stephen Blackwood about Solzhenitsyn, our cultural inflection point, higher education, and the hunger of the young for meaning. Dr Stephen Blackwood is the president of Ralston College, a new university being founded in Savannah, Georgia. Ralston College is committed to an educational vision that enables students to lead lives of self-knowledge, freedom, and substance. Stephen Blackwood www.stephenjblackwood.com on Twitter @stephenblackwd Ralston College www.ralston.ac on Twitter @ralstoncollege Additional relevant links: Website: jordanbpeterson.com/12 Rules for Life Tour: Dates, Cities and Venues: jordanbpeterson.com/events/Books: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-lifeMaps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaningBlog: jordanbpeterson.com/blog/Podcast: jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast/Reading List: jordanbpeterson.com/great-books/Self Authoring Suite: selfauthoring.com/Understand Myself personality test: understandmyself.com/Twitter: twitter.com/jordanbpetersonInstagram: www.instagram.com/jordan.b.petersonSupport this channel: www.jordanbpeterson.com/donate
January 22, 2019
Happy New Year. This is the first of this year's Q and A's. I am going to answer audience questions, as usual, as well as discussing my next book, my impending departure from Patreon, and my upcoming tour to Switzerland, California, Australia and New Zealand. If you were a Patreon subscriber and wish to continue with your support, then you can switch to http://bit.ly/2AIjkLe The 50% discount coupon for the Future Authoring program (selfauthoring.com) can be used at http://bit.ly/2TKwf6H Use coupon code NY2019 See you in a month. Announcements] [1] 0:01:14 – Leaving Patreon in protest of recent banning of Carl Benjamin from the platform [2] 0:03:24 – Working on new book, tentatively titled: “Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life”. List of rules included (see below). Estimated publication in Jan 2020. [3] 0:06:00 – Upcoming locations for 12 Rules Tour: Zurich, Australia, New Zealand [4] 0:06:53 – Podcast release coming up with General Stanley McChrystal on his new book “Leaders: Myth and Reality” [5] 0:07:30 – Recap of 2018, 50% discount on Future Authoring program 0:12:30 – (Q#1) Can you talk about your own experiences / methods for “shadow integration”? 0:25:28 – (Q#2) How can I help my parents to sort themselves out? How can I talk about the resentment of my childhood in a way that benefits them instead of giving them guilt? 0:39:47 – (Q#3) It took me 7 months, but I completed the Self Authoring Suite. I'm still not motivated to do anything and waste all of my time. What do I do? 0:47:31 – (Q#4) I’m consumed by envy. I can hardly stand to read, watch, or listen to anyone more successful than myself. How am I aiming wrong? 0:55:38 – (Q#5) How would you advise a person who has the courage to defy the crowd but doesn’t have the verbal skills to debate in real time? 1:01:01 – (Q#6) The Tao Te Ching speaks of acting naturally. How is one to change and better their condition without unnaturally manipulating their world? 1:07:02 – Q&A disrupted by a puppy rolling a bone upstairs   ^_^ 1:10:34 – (Q#7) I agree we don’t live in a tyrannical patriarchy. Can you provide a better explanation for the iniquities women faced, especially the delay in voting rights? 1:17:45 – (Q#8) You have talked about earning your knowledge. How do you define this? When is it okay to debate ideas like yours if they are not your own? 1:23:45– (Q#9) Have you ever considered having a debate with Slavoj Zizek? * 1:24:59– (Q#10) How do you maintain a stable identity when you are plagued by bouts of depression and anxiety? 1:33:51– (Q#11) How are you always so consistently composed and confident? 1:40:22 – (Q#12) How do you manage to read so much? 1:45:35 – (Q#13) There are many drug-addicted and homeless people in my city, and it keeps getting worse. How do you help people who don’t want to be helped? 1:48:43 – (Q#14) How do I stop ruminating? These thoughts are recurring and relate to any and every embarrassing moment I’ve had (I’m a 76-year-old woman) 1:51:16 – (Q#15) What’s the best method to retain what you read and be able to use it in conversation? 1:53:54 – (Q#16) I just found out that’s I’m having a girl. How can I raise her to think for herself and not fall into the modes of thinking proposed by popular culture? Additional relevant links: Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ 12 Rules for Life Tour: Dates, Cities and Venues: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events/ Books: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning Blog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blog/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast/ Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/great-books/ Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordan.b.peterson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drjordanpeterson Support this channel: https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/donate
January 2, 2019
On December 13, 2018, I was a guest on Femsplainers with Christina Hoff Sommers and Danielle Crittenden. We discussed, among other topics, the secrets of a long marriage, the problems with dating apps, how to handle a belligerent toddler, and the motivation of my radical feminist critics. Femsplainers (http://femsplainers.com/) is “the gossipy, smart, witty conversation you’d have if all of your girlfriends (and some of your guy friends too!) were experts on the hot topics of the moment. High spirited and high minded, we don’t argue or whine but seek to get to the heart of the matter, over cocktails (or wine).” We taped in front of a live audience at AEI, the American Enterprise Institute (http://www.aei.org/) Ms. Hoff Sommers is the author of Who Stole Feminism? (https://amzn.to/2GJnkR4) and The War Against Boys (https://amzn.to/2SeuYo5) (a NY Times Notable Book of the Year) as well as Freedom Feminism (https://amzn.to/2Sfrd1B) , One Nation Under Therapy (https://amzn.to/2rNABOe) (with Dr. S. Satel), and The Science on Women in Science (https://amzn.to/2RaZyS1). She is resident scholar at AEI, studying the politics of gender and feminism, as well as free expression, due process, and the preservation of liberty in the academy. She has written for The Journal of Philosophy, The New England Journal of Medicine, The Wall Street Journal, The NY Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Slate, The Daily Beast, and The Atlantic, and is host of the popular video blog, The Factual Feminist. Ms. Crittenden is the author of What Our Mothers Didn’t Tell Us (https://amzn.to/2BBtzAC), a novel, AmandaBright@Home (https://amzn.to/2Lwr33c) (the first modern work of fiction serialized in the Wall Street Journal) and a cookbook, From a Polish Country House Kitchen (https://amzn.to/2Ra1H0n)(with Pulitzer-prize winner Anne Applebaum). She is a contributing editor to the Huffington Post, and has published in the Wall Street Journal, the NY Times, the Washington Post, and the Daily Telegraph. A former columnist for the New York Post, Ms. Crittendon has appeared on NBC’s Today show as well as CSPAN, MSNBC, PBS, CNN, and NPR. For more videos from Christina Hoff Sommers and the rest of AEI’s scholars, subscribe to their YouTube channel: https://goo.gl/WW5Zdm NOTE: AEI operates independently of any political party and does not take institutional positions on any issues. AEI scholars, fellows, and their guests frequently take positions on policy and other issues. When they do, they speak for themselves and not for AEI or its trustees or other scholars or employees. More information on AEI research integrity can be found here: https://goo.gl/Hm8zqu Additional relevant links: My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life12 Rules for Life Tour: Dates, Cities, and Venues: jordanbpeterson.com/events/My first book: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaningDr. Jordan B Peterson Website: jordanbpeterson.com/Self Authoring Suite: selfauthoring.com/Understand Myself personality test: understandmyself.com/Blog: jordanbpeterson.com/blog/Podcast: jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcastReading List: jordanbpeterson.com/great-books/Twitter: twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Support this podcast: https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/donate
December 8, 2018
I spoke December 7, 2018 with Bjørn Lomborg, author and President of Copenhagen Consensus Center, a singularly innovative and influential US-based think tank. Mr. Lomborg and his team have done the hard conceptual and empirical work necessary to turn good intentions for global improvement into implementable and economically efficient strategies. That's really saying something. They have, among other things, analyzed the UN Millenial goals (169 of them, which is far too many), prioritizing and rank-ordering them in terms of practical implementability and costs and benefits. Those who claim to truly care about the world's dispossessed could do far worse than to study the work of Lomborg. Relevant links re: Lomborg: One-page overview of rank-ordered developmental goals: https://bit.ly/2QEVQjz A collection of articles outlining the most appropriate targets for education, health, gender, infrastructure, etc. https://bit.ly/2SxAcec Where should we focus: Lomborg's commentary in Times of India: https://bit.ly/2B02eYL The top 19 targets for world development: https://bit.ly/2zP52bs TED talks: On prioritization: https://bit.ly/2r9Ce8Q On the cost of global problems: https://bit.ly/2EhuRF3 (also a book: https://bit.ly/2BxHnjc) Make yourself smart and informed on climate and other issues of sustainability and development: Cool It: Film: https://amzn.to/2RIP6P1 Book: https://amzn.to/2EiPwIF 27 climate economists and 3 Nobel Laureates examine where a dollar can do the climate the most good: https://bit.ly/2BWSe4j The Paris Accord: Minimal outcome, $1.2 trillion cost (https://bit.ly/2zfYweU): explained in a short video: https://bit.ly/2L43DST How to make government smarter (with the specific example of recent developments in Bangladesh): https://bit.ly/2zJzSCc Additional relevant links (JB Peterson): My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life 12 Rules for Life Tour: Dates, Cities, and Venues: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events/ My first book: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning Dr. Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Blog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blog/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/great-books/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
November 6, 2018
Preorder The Gulag Archipelago: 50th Anniversary: https://bit.ly/2OxhiGW [1] 0:01:23 – Release of 50th Anniversary version of The Gulag Archipelago with a forward written by JBP [2] 0:03:11 – Finalized deal for next book “12 More Rules: Beyond Mere Order” [3] 0:04:11 – ‘12 Rules’ tour plans for the next year 0:07:39 – (Q#1) Any advice for young a young counselor soon to finish his degree? What do you wish you knew as a therapist? 0:15:28 – (Q#2) Procrastination and instant gratification rule me. Nothing seems to motivate me. What do I do? 0:23:58 – (Q#3) What do you think the feminine hero journey is? Do females have their own archetypal story? 0:28:13 – (Q#4) You caught some Twitter flak for your comment on Brett Kavanaugh. Care to address your comment and the blow back? 0:39:38 – (Q#5) I took your Understand Myself personality test. Should I take the results as they are and live trying to cope with them, or can I try to change them to some degree? 0:47:18 – (Q#6) My daughter’s school is now teaching gender as a social construct. What do we do? Leaving is not an option. 0:54:49 – (Q#7) Would you consider adding a list of recommended movies to your site? 0:55:20 – (Q#8) Can the Understand Myself or other Big Five Tests be retaken after some time (1-2 years?) 0:58:41– (Q#9) Would you like doing a podcast with Elon Musk? 1:00:21– (Q#10) How do you fight a monster without becoming one yourself? 1:08:31– (Q#11) Canada has legalized marijuana. What are your thoughts? 1:12:45 – (Q#12) Do you have any advice on how to vet a potential marriage partner during the dating phase? 1:19:17 – (Q#13) You said you act as if God exists. Do you also act as if the devil exists? European tour: https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/events Thank you all for joining me tonight, and for all the past and present support. 20% Discount code for https://www.selfauthoring.com: October 20% Discount code for https://www.understandmyself.com: October Selfauthoring is a set of four online writing programs, designed to help people catch up with their past, understand their present personality and situation, and envision and plan a better future. Understandmyself is a reliable, valid, modern personality test. Additional relevant links: My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life 12 Rules for Life Tour: Dates, Cities and Venues: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events/ My first book: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning Dr Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Blog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blog/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/great-books/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
October 22, 2018
In this exclusive, in-depth interview, author and clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson joins Dr. Oz to discuss how we can find meaning in our lives, challenge our thinking, and provide tactical ways we can reach our full potential. Take Dr. Peterson's full personality quiz: https://bit.ly/2yfmWSJ Dr. Peterson's book, 12 Rules for Life: https://bit.ly/2DSnDn1 Watch Dr. Jordan Peterson on The Dr. Oz Show: https://bit.ly/2E8V49B Subscribe to Dr. Oz's official YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/1QhiDuv Like Dr. Oz on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2imT12a Follow Dr. Oz on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2FWZRui Follow Dr. Oz on Twitter: https://bit.ly/1tQziaF
August 30, 2018
I spoke today with author Gregg Hurwitz (more information about him below). Hurwitz is currently working to rebrand the Democratic party, working to produce an issues-oriented, anti-corruption, practical mainstream narrative and to identify promising Democratic candidates who can hold their own in long form political discussions. This is all in an attempt to end the dangerous polarization and concentration on ever more extreme ideology that seems to be destabilizing political discussion. The video is in large part an invitation to the long-form discussion providers of the so-called Intellectual Dark Web to engage with such candidates, so that the public can see beyond the sound bites and spin and impression management and message crafting that has become an integral but pathological part of our traditional low-bandwidth media communication technology. Let's see if we can find political candidates who can shine in a three hour discussion. We're done with the oversimplifications of the traditional media forms. Background: Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times, #1 internationally bestselling author of 20 thrillers, including OUT OF THE DARK (2019), and two award-winning thriller novels for teens. His novels have won numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been published in 30 languages. Gregg has written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios (including THE BOOK OF HENRY), and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin). He has published numerous academic articles on Shakespeare, taught fiction writing in the USC English Department, and guest lectured for UCLA, and for Harvard in the United States and internationally. In the course of researching his thrillers, he has sneaked onto demolition ranges with Navy SEALs, swum with sharks in the Galápagos, and gone undercover into mind-control cults. Hurwitz grew up in the Bay Area. While completing a BA from Harvard and a master’s from Trinity College, Oxford in Shakespearean tragedy, he wrote his first novel. He was the undergraduate scholar-athlete of the year at Harvard for his pole-vaulting exploits, and played college soccer in England, where he was a Knox fellow. He has increasingly turned his attention to the political sphere, in an effort to end polarizing discourse: Rebranding the entire Democratic party Working with a number of candidates and entities, from senators to the DNC/DCCC/DLCC Effort to get away from gridlock and into solutions My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/ Audiobook now available for Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning/ Dr Jordan B Peterson Website: jordanbpeterson.com/Self Authoring Suite: selfauthoring.com/Understand Myself personality test: understandmyself.com/Podcast: jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast/Reading List: jordanbpeterson.com/reading-list/great-books/Twitter: twitter.com/jordanbpetersonPatreon: www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
August 20, 2018
Every month (or as close as I can get), I answer questions from the generous people who support me on Patreon. This is the Patreon Q & A from August 2018. 0:00:57 – Announcements0:06:33 – (Q#1) How are you?0:12:04 – (Q#2) What can a too-agreeable young woman do to be more disagreeable and assertive if that isn’t how she is temperamentally inclined0:17:52 – (Q#3) How do you know if you’re communicating with the actual person or a mask? Can you ever really know someone?0:19:45 – (Q#4) What new wisdom have you acquired in the past few months?0:33:24 – (Q#5) If too much masculinity is tyranny but the right amount is order, and too much femininity is chaos, what’s the word for the right amount of femininity?0:34:48 – (Q#6) Is it better to marry someone with your temperament or a contrasting, complementary temperament?0:37:54 – (Q#7) It seems like your message is primarily positive-masculine, whereas the positive-feminine is not elaborated with near the same resolution. What do you think?0:42:52 – (Q#8) I’m quite shy and when asked questions in public I find it hard to articulate a good answer but will come up with a strong response hours or days later. Any advice?0:44:21– (Q#9) What causes a person to hoard?0:45:53– (Q#10) Which Hogwarts house would you be sorted into?0:46:23– (Q#11) What's your take on an astrological basis for significant dates in religious stories? Ex. the notion that Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the sun.0:48:09 – (Q#12) My brother (29) is sick at home with burnout; he’s a perfectionist and has anxiety and trouble dealing with stress. How can I help him become stronger?0:50:20 – (Q#13) How do you dress so well? Any tips?0:53:47 – (Q#14) You have written an article on how to write. Can you do the same on how to speak?1:01:48 – (Q#15) Thoughts on the Eastern idea of moving away from excessive thinking into the awareness beyond thinking.1:09:29 – (Q#16) If he who is invited to the largest possible number of games is also the person that goes to conquer the unknown, could this lie in reciprocal altruism?1:12:41 – (Q#17) Please confirm if your Harry Potter Patronus would a be frog1:13:48 – (Q#18) I scored exceptionally low on conscientiousness, industriousness, and orderliness. What can I do for motivation?1:15:34 – (Q#19) What do you think about Alice Miller and her thesis that most psychological diseases and aberrant behaviour are the result of childhood trauma?1:18:07 – (Q#20) What if the truth could unravel your entire life?1:19:38 – (Q#21) I think what put you over with so many of us is the constructive message of how to be a good person. Do you think that’s where the media want you to go?1:23:46 – (Q#22) Would you agree with CS. Lewis that "if you look for truth, you may find comfort; if you look for comfort, you will find despair" Recommended Book: Aion: Researches Into the Phenomenology of the Self – Carl Jung SelfAuthoring Code: AugustUnderstandMyself Code: August I have created a 20% discount code that works for each program: www.selfauthoring.com and www.understandmyself.com. The former is a writing program, to help you sort out your past, present and future; the latter a personality test that offers you a Big Five profile with each of the traits broken into their two aspects.Information on my upcoming tour continuation (US, UK, Northern Europe: www.jordanbpeterson.com/events)Self Authoring Suite: selfauthoring.com/Understand Myself personality test: understandmyself.com/
July 6, 2018
From the Aspen Ideas Festival, recorded Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Jordan Peterson, author of the best-selling 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, may be one of the most famous intellectuals in North America today. He also may be among the most misunderstood. His fans say that he’s saved their lives, and detractors say that he’s the gateway drug to the alt-right. Who is this psychologist-philosopher whom so many of us had never heard of two years ago, and what does he really believe? Featuring Jordan Peterson in conversation with Bari Weiss. Hosted in the St. Regis Hotel Ballroom, Aspen, Colorado. Additional relevant links: 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/ My first book: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning/ Dr. Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Blog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blog/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
June 28, 2018
Jordan Peterson vs Susan Blackmore - Do we need God to make sense of life? Jordan Peterson debated atheist psychologist Susan Blackmore on the UK's Unbelievable? show as part of their Big Conversation series. For the video, more debates and bonus content sign up www.thebigconversation.show Get the Unbelievable? podcast at www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievable Additional relevant links: 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/ My first book: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning/ Dr. Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Blog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blog/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
June 11, 2018
The resolution? "What you call political correctness, I call progress…" On May 18th, the redoubtable Stephen Fry (self-admitted soft leftie) and I debated the duo of academic, author and radio host Michael Eric Dyson (https://bit.ly/2IzKSZz) and blogger/author Michelle Goldberg (https://bit.ly/2wVOTBZ). A press release describing the debate can be found here: https://bit.ly/2IUnG7j Courtesy of the Munk Debates: https://www.munkdebates.com/The-Debat... How did the audience respond? Results can be found here: https://www.munkdebates.com/The-Debat... Additional relevant links: 12 Rules for Life Live Tour: https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/events My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/ My first book: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning/ Dr. Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Blog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blog/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
June 7, 2018
Russell Brand - Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions [Book & Audiobook] UK: https://amzn.to/2IWf00A US: http://tinyurl.com/ydcwz3kd Australia: https://t.co/Ri1XSonD2X Russell's YouTube Channel: http://tinyurl.com/opragcg Russell's Under The Skin Podcast: https://www.russellbrand.com/podcasts Production Credits: Produced & edited by Jenny May Finn / @JennyMayFinn Sound Engineer: Oliver Cadman Originally posted on Russell Brand's Under the Skin Podcast - #52 Freedom and Tyranny
June 4, 2018
There is almost nothing more important to understand about people than intelligence. It can be measured more accurately than anything else in the social sciences. It differs tremendously and importantly between individuals. It is the single most important determinant of life success. It's very existence, however, remains subject to substantive debate, most of it highly politicized. Dr. Richard Haier has recently written a major book on the topic, The Neuroscience of Intelligence (http://amzn.to/2em55A9), summarized in the following manner: "This book introduces new and provocative neuroscience research that advances our understanding of intelligence and the brain. Compelling evidence shows that genetics plays a more important role than environment as intelligence develops from childhood, and that intelligence test scores correspond strongly to specific features of the brain assessed with neuroimaging. In understandable language, Richard J. Haier explains cutting-edge techniques based on genetics, DNA, and imaging of brain connectivity and function. He dispels common misconceptions, such as the belief that IQ tests are biased or meaningless, and debunks simple interventions alleged to increase intelligence. " We recently spent an hour and a half talking about such things. For more information about Dr. Haier, see: http://www.richardhaier.com/ 12 Rules for Life Tour: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events/ My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/ Audiobook now available for Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning/ Dr Jordan B Peterson Website: jordanbpeterson.com/ Self Authoring Suite: selfauthoring.com/Understand Myself personality test: understandmyself.com/Podcast: jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast/Reading List: jordanbpeterson.com/reading-list/great-books/Twitter: twitter.com/jordanbpetersonPatreon: www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
May 28, 2018
I spoke with Harvard's Dr. Steven Pinker about the immense improvements in human living conditions that are now happening with amazing speed almost everywhere in the world -- as detailed in his new book, Enlightenment Now! (https://amzn.to/2jDwv7D) -- a careful, clear-headed and data-driven defense of the rational/scientific worldview that helped make such improvement possible). Dr. Pinker grew up in Montreal and earned his BA from McGill and his PhD from Harvard. Currently Johnstone Professor of Psychology at Harvard, he has also taught at Stanford and MIT. He has won numerous prizes for his research, his teaching, and his nine books, including: The Language Instinct (https://amzn.to/2JXZcai), How the Mind Works (https://amzn.to/2KEh77f), The Blank Slate (https://amzn.to/2jzXsZO), The Better Angels of Our Nature (https://amzn.to/2rnkqHF), and The Sense of Style (https://amzn.to/2wf5WyI). He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, a Humanist of the Year, a recipient of nine honorary doctorates, and one of Foreign Policy’s “World’s Top 100 Public Intellectuals” and Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World Today.” He is Chair of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary, and writes frequently for The New York Times, The Guardian, and other publications. 12 Rules for Life Tour: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events/ My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/ Audiobook now available for Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning/ Dr Jordan B Peterson Website: jordanbpeterson.com/ Self Authoring Suite: selfauthoring.com/Understand Myself personality test: understandmyself.com/Podcast: jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast/Reading List: jordanbpeterson.com/reading-list/great-books/Twitter: twitter.com/jordanbpetersonPatreon: www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
May 14, 2018
See www.jordanbpeterson.com/events Shapiro discussion starts at about 4:20 if you want to skip the tour information. This is an alternate posting of Ben Shapiro's May 6 premiere Sunday Special discussion with me (https://bit.ly/2I4czoU). Ben and I had a very intense discussion about the nesting of human perception and cognition in the mythic world - a better discussion, I think, than I've had with anyone. I've added to the beginning of our discussion an update on available tickets for my US 12 Rules for Life tour, and an announcement of 10 additional Canadian dates (see www.jordanbpeterson.com/events). I hope you find the discussion useful. My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/ Audiobook now available for Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning/ Dr Jordan B Peterson Website: jordanbpeterson.com/Self Authoring Suite: selfauthoring.com/Understand Myself personality test: understandmyself.com/Podcast: jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast/Reading List: jordanbpeterson.com/reading-list/great-books/Twitter: twitter.com/jordanbpetersonPatreon: www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
May 13, 2018
I came across Dr. Warren Farrell's work a few years ago, when I read Why Men Earn More(https://amzn.to/2HX3Epj), a careful study of the many reasons for the existence of the "gender pay gap," attributed by ideologues of the identity-politics persuasion to systemic patriarchal prejudice and oppression. Farrell has recently published another book, The Boy Crisis (https://amzn.to/2wnApuy) with Dr. John Gray. We spent an intense 90 minutes discussing the crucial role played by fathers in child development, paying particular attention to play and delay of gratification. Dr. Farrell has been a target of radical left activists, who object to the conflict between his careful analysis and their unidimensional ideology. You can see an example of this here, at the University of Toronto: https://bit.ly/1eS5yHe Links Why Men Earn More: https://amzn.to/2HX3Epj The Boy Crisis: https://amzn.to/2wnApuy Maps of Meaning (New Audiobook out June 12th): Maps of Meaning Page 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-... Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-... Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/g... Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
May 8, 2018
Every month, I answer questions from the generous people who support me on Patreon. This is the Patreon Q & A from April 2018. 1. 2:52 : Free will; Sam Harris's opinions on free will2. 16:37 : Chaos vs. order3. 31:24 : Gay couples raising children4. 35:56 : Distinguishing reality from unconscious projection5. 41:28 : How to combat foggy thinking while working/writing6. 47:24 : How past experiences shape our free will (see q. 1)7. 48:12 : The proper role of a therapist8. 56:22 : Experiencing willful meaning in a fortuitous world9. 60:14 : How to increase industriousness (23rd percentile) w/ 90th percentile orderliness10. 1:06:58 : Physical attractiveness as a determinant of success11. 1:09:59 : Psychological egoism, altruism, and re-conceptualizing "self-interest"12. 1:18:47 : Current thinking on Orthodox Christianity13. 1:22:02 : Opinion of Myers-Briggs personality test14. 1:23:25 : How women who waited too long to have children can find meaning15. 1:28:36 : Telling the truth amidst totalitarianism16. 1:30:01 : Why to have confidence in one's own speculative opinions17. 1:32:21 : How to deal with a loved one's suicide18. 1:38:25 : What to do when confronted with implicit-bias training at work Relevant links: Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GcU9LjuVOo Maps of Meaning (New Audiobook out June 12th): Maps of Meaning Page 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-... Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-... Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/g... Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
April 26, 2018
I was in Australia in mid-March of 2018, speaking in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. While I was there, I had the privilege of speaking to former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnandersonao/), who is described accurately on Wikipedia as "handsome, well-educated and well-spoken." Mr. Anderson introduced one of my Australian lectures. We also had the opportunity to talk together for a few hours, and to complete this interview. We discussed many things -- responsibility, freedom, meaning in life, the polarization of viewpoints in the West, the ideological use of language and identity politics. It seems to me that the sensible fiscal policies Mr. Anderson pursued during his governmental tenure in Australia constitute a model for good governance in the West. Mr. Anderson has started a conversation series, where he discusses important philosophical, political and cultural issues. It can be found at https://johnanderson.net.au/media/ and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtnY... He can be followed on Twitter @JohnAndersonAO My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/ Audiobook now available for Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning/ Dr Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast/ Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/reading-list/great-books/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
April 20, 2018
A lecture and Q & A from my appearance at Lafayette College on March 29th, 2018, hosted and sponsored by The Mill Series. Reposted from The Mill Series Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvcp... Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT_YS... Links 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-... Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-m... Support this Podcast on Patreon Self Authoring Jordan Peterson Website Reading List Twitter
April 2, 2018
From Dr. Peterson's appearance on Conversations with Richard Fidler from March 14th, 2018. Richard Fidler is an Australian ABC radio presenter, and writer, best known for his hour-long interview program, Conversations with Richard Fidler. The program is ABC Radio's most popular podcast, downloaded more than 3 million times per month. It features local and international guests from all walks of life, engaging in in-depth interviews. Original Program: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/ Original Episode: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/conversations-jordan-peterson/9525644 Relevant links: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-... Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-... Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/g... Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
March 19, 2018
Every month, I answer questions from the generous people who support me on Patreon. This is the Patreon Q & A from March 2018. 0:48 Patreon Q#1 - What should teaching and research in the humanities look like? I'm going to grad school for literature and I don't want my work to serve ideological possession. 3:07 Patreon Q#2 - Have you thought about slowing down? There are people worried about how hard you're pushing yourself with the countless commitments. 5:06 Patreon Q#3 - Many who respect your work feel your tweets are often impulsive (or even expedient) in certain interactions. Would you consider a change in the way you tweet? 12:25 Patreon Q#4 - What of a client's need for autonomy/identity in therapy; they would prefer that which is meaningful and therefore under their control; is this not unhealthy? 17:59 Patreon Q#5 - Any update on your plans to start providing independent classes or an online university? 20:55 Patreon Q#6 - I married young and have had only 1 sexual partner. Now I desire variety, but value my marriage and will not cheat. Any insight on overcoming this conflict? 24:27 Chat Q#1 - Why do you not discuss religious fundamentalism more often and more in depth? Many people consider you a religious apologist as a consequence. 30:04 Patreon Q#7 - I've been trying to listen to my conscience but I can't tell the difference between fear, willful blindness or genuine conscience. 37:55 Patreon Q#8 - I've watched many hours of your videos, but I don't think I've ever heard you describe yourself on the big 5 model. Care to tell us how you rank on each trait? 40:47 Patreon Q#9 - My wife and I found out early in the year we may not be able to have children, then last month I was diagnosed with cancer. How do I combat depression? 49:08 Patreon Q#10 - Please give your perspective on why polyamory is bad for the individual and society. 54:35 Patreon Q#11 - How do you think altered state of consciousness or shamanic experiences can/should be integrated into modern life and scientific thought? 57:42 Patreon Q#12 - I don’t even have the conscientiousness to sit down and do Self Authoring. I bought it over a year ago and haven’t opened it. What the hell is wrong with me? 1:03:34 Patreon Q#13 - My wife says I am like you i.e. obsessed by ideas, and seldom want to talk about much else. She wants me to ask if your wife is ever annoyed by it, haha. 1:05:35 Patreon Q#14 - Hi Dr. Peterson, I am a member of the translators who translate your video into Chinese. How can I speak the truth and survive in China and protect my family? 1:08:50 Patreon Q#15 - My brother committed suicide, and I’m taking care of my sister’s kids (ages 7, 3) until she’s stable. How can I help them cope with the loss of their uncle? 1:12:09 Patreon Q#16 - I'm a minority, my kids are mixed. I RESENT the disempowering narrative of victimhood being handed to them. It's lazy and offensive. How to arm them against it? 1:15:28 Patreon Q#17 - Sam Harris has accused you of sophistry in your Bible lectures. How do you draw the line between sophistry and a valid reading? 1:21:26 Patreon Q#18 - How is it that society has not learned from history about the dangers of socialism, Marxism, ideology, etc after years? How do Marxists get away with it? 1:27:11 Patreon Q#19 - I am 46, retired executive, wealthy, competent, and full of juice. Who can I talk to if I want to invest time/money/energy in your university? 1:30:00 Patreon Q#20 - I am a sober alcoholic/drug addict. How can I find my way back to belief in a higher power after 10 years in the empty void of atheism? I'm falling apart. Relevant links: Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-kWEDr6VS0 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-... Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-... Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/g... Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
March 15, 2018
Please consider supporting Quillette’s fine work through Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/Quillette/ove... I sat down recently with Claire Lehmann, founder and editor of Quillette, an online magazine that publishes essays on a range of topics related to politics, social life, science, and academia. The magazine has quickly become a highly respected outlet for open discussion of topics in psychology and the social and behavioral sciences. Claire was studying forensic psychology at the graduate level but decided that she could contribute more to the general scientific discussion as a journalist. Hence her decision to found Quillette. In this discussion, she describes the founding, development and monetization strategy underpinning her journalistic work. From Wikipedia: “The website drew significant public attention on August 7, 2017 after publishing the responses of four scientists (Lee Jussim, David P. Schmitt, Geoffrey Miller, and Debra W. Soh) to James Damore's controversial memo "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber". The website was temporarily shut down by a DDoS attack following publication of the piece.” Claire stated, during our discussion: “I didn’t think that any standard journalistic outlet would publish the material, scientific or otherwise, that I considered valuable and appropriate. The best places for scientific journalism won’t go near anything that contradicts very strong left-wing narratives such as the reality of stereotype threat (a literature severely criticized in http://bit.ly/2oVINv6), the validity of intelligence research, or the existence of sex differences in personality and interest.” I provided an extensive reference list with regard to the latter in the description for my video commentary on the James Damore/Google affair: http://bit.ly/2HmfIQ6). David Schmitt’s work (summarized here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/artic...) is also relevant in this regard. We discussed the failure of psychologists to admit to, let alone identify, authoritarian tendencies on the left since the end of World War II, although there has been no shortage of work detailing those tendencies on the right. In my lab, we recently tried to rectify this with some recent as-of-yet unpublished studies making up the Master’s thesis work of my student Christine Brophy (see http://bit.ly/2eXN3m2). Claire and I also discussed the danger to women (particularly mothers) as a consequence of the social-constructionist denial of the biological differences between the sexes and the practical necessity of distinguishing between “women” and “mothers” in the economic discussion, the over-emphasis on career compared to family that is characteristic of modern life, the impossibility of a high-achieving career, in general (to say nothing of managing that with the demands of motherhood), and the failure of feminism to address that impossibility in a realistic and measured manner. We close with a discussion of the fraudulent and politically-motivated misuse of the concept of implicit bias and the lack of evidence for success for anti-unconscious bias retraining programs, and consideration of the differences in competition strategies between males and females in the workplace and more broadly. One of Quillette’s early successes, by criminologists Brian Boutwell: http://quillette.com/2015/11/13/crimi... On the false dichotomy between sex and gender: http://quillette.com/2018/02/07/real-... And, in closing, on female preference for male bosses: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/ind... Once again, please consider supporting Quillette’s fine work through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Quillette/ove... Additional relevant links: My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-... Dr Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-... Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/g... Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
March 12, 2018
I wrote in some detail and with some depth about motivation for the mass slaughter of innocents in my new book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. Because of what happened all-too-recently and brutally in Parkland -- because of what keeps happening -- I thought I would read the relevant chapter (Rule 6: Put your house in perfect order before you criticize the world) and release it on YouTube and as a Podcast. I regard the mass shootings as symptomatic of the nihilism and psychological confusion that so deeply characterizes our society at the current time. 12 Rules of Life: An Antidote to Chaos can be acquired here: Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2yvJf9L Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2AgWCsj Amazon CANADA: http://amzn.to/2g2K7uQ Amazon AUSTRALIA: http://amzn.to/2CX7f3c Additional relevant links: My Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Charles Joseph Website: http://charlesjoseph.ca/ Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/g... Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
February 20, 2018
While in the UK, recently, I had a chance to sit down for an all-too-short half-hour with Dr. Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and His Emissary (description below). Our conversation was taped by Perspectiva (http://bit.ly/2EOCiU0), who described it as follows: "An extraordinary half-hour conversation about the brain, chaos, order, freedom, evil, mythology, being, and becoming between two of the leading thinkers of our time." Dr. McGilchrist's book (Amazon description: a fascinating exploration of the differences between the brain’s left and right hemispheres, and how those differences have affected society, history, and culture) is available here: Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2BABakL Amazon Canada: http://amzn.to/2EBjQis Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2EMGuU5 Additional relevant links: My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-... Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-... Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/g... Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson
January 29, 2018
On January 16th, 2018 Channel 4 aired the now infamous interview between Cathy Newman and Dr. Jordan Peterson. This podcast will first air the original interview and then the interview of Dr. Peterson by Geenstijl that was an analysis of the interview followed with an elaboration on what they think are the five strongest points of Dr. Peterson's philosophy on "how to be in the world". The centrality of the archetypical hero's myth The central role of the Logos during the hero's narrative Making the right sacrifices when bargaining with the future Orienting yourself towards the highest possible good you can conceive Minimise your persona, cultivate your essence, and live in its closest possible proximity Original Videos: Channel 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMcjxSThD54&t Geenstijl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6qBxn_hFDQ My new book, 12 RULES FOR LIFE: AN ANTIDOTE TO CHAOS now available and discounted at: Amazon UK: Allen Lane/Penguin: http://amzn.to/2AgWCsj Audible Canada: https://goo.gl/4381pj Audible USA: https://goo.gl/UyN7J3 Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2yvJf9L Amazon Canada: http://amzn.to/2g2K7uQ Chapters/Indigo: https://goo.gl/G2ztwn Barnes and Noble: https://goo.gl/iT7TdF Dr. Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast/ Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
January 4, 2018
In November 2017, Wilfred Laurier University teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd was called to a disciplinary meeting by two professors (Nathan Rambukkana and Herbert Pimlott) and one administrator (Adria Joel) to discuss her screening of a video clip from TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin during a class she was conducting. Shepherd taped the proceedings (http://bit.ly/2mMPvok) and released them, causing a national and international firestorm of outrage over the manner in which she was treated. The video clip featured me discussing the provisions of Canada's compelled speech law, Bill C16, with Professor Nicholas Matte of the Mark S Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. During the proceedings, Shepherd was accused of breaking the law, both federal (Bill C16) and provincial, violating Wilfred Laurier's standards of conduct, and of being actively transphobic. Rambukkana compared me directly to Hitler (and Milo Yiannopoulos, to be fair), failing to recognize that what I predicted would happen in the aftermath of Bill C16 (see http://bit.ly/2AZqj4B) was exactly what was undertaken by the tripartite disciplinary panel he headed. Twenty of Rambukkana's colleagues signed a letter of support for his actions (http://bit.ly/2DiedjN), despite the almost universal condemnation. In addition, great efforts were made by the neo-Marxist/postmodernist/critical theory ideologues to cast Shepherd as the perpetrator, as noted in Quillette (http://bit.ly/2l3Np0h), and the Wilfred Laurier Faculty Association president wrote this missive (http://bit.ly/2C9Ulm1) decrying "the violent speech and actions that have, unfortunately, become a daily occurrence on our campuses" despite there being no evidence whatsoever for such violence. On December 18, Dr. Deborah MacLatchy, President and Vice-Chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University, released a statement on the independent fact-finder's report on the Lindsay Shepherd affair, exonerating her completely, stating that the disciplinary meeting should have never occurred and indicating even that the claim of student complaint was essentially fabricated (although Dr. MacLatchy has released a statement of clarification about that: http://bit.ly/2C8xWWp). Dr. David Haskell, Associate Professor, Digital Media and Journalism / Religion and Culture and Dr. William McNally, Associate Professor of Finance at the School of Business and Economics (both of Wilfred Laurier) joined me for this discussion (December 19), where we "deconstructed" Dr. MacLatchy's response. They are not alone at WLU, by the way, in their opposition to the ideological zealotry that has possessed their campus, and most others. Hopefully, in 2018, more professors will come to their senses and join them. Why should you care? Because this is, in truth, the state of the modern university -- and what happens there will happen everywhere five years later. Additional relevant links: My new book, 12 RULES FOR LIFE: AN ANTIDOTE TO CHAOS now available and discounted at: Amazon UK: Allen Lane/Penguin: http://amzn.to/2AgWCsj Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2yvJf9L Amazon Canada: http://amzn.to/2g2K7uQ Dr. Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast/ Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
December 21, 2017
Lecture 14 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series. This lecture closes 2017, and the book of Genesis. In it, I present the story of Joseph who, as the wearer of the coat of many colors, is profoundly adaptable, courageous, adaptable, merciful and just. Even in slavery -- even in prison -- he comes out triumphant, because of the strength of his character and his wisdom. Betrayed by his brothers, he acts to strengthen his family; unjustly accused by the Pharaoh's wife, he maintains his faith. My new book, 12 RULES FOR LIFE: AN ANTIDOTE TO CHAOS now available and discounted at: Amazon UK: Allen Lane/Penguin: http://amzn.to/2AgWCsj Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2yvJf9L Amazon Canada: http://amzn.to/2g2K7uQ You can download a printable gift certificate (with a pre-print of the introduction) if you want to give to the book to someone as a Christmas gift: http://bit.ly/2CSWK1Y Additional relevant links: Dr. Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast/ Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
November 30, 2017
Lecture 13 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series. In this lecture, I present the second half of the story of Jacob, later Israel (he who struggles with God). After serving his time with his uncle Laban, and being deceived by him in the most karmic of manners, Jacob returns to his home country. On the way, he encounters an angel, or God Himself, wrestles through the night with Him. Successful in his encounter, he still sustains damage to his thigh, but earns the name Israel, and becomes the father of all those who to this day wrestle with God. First, a note: My new book, 12 RULES FOR LIFE: AN ANTIDOTE TO CHAOS now available at: Amazon UK: Allen Lane/Penguin: http://amzn.to/2AgWCsj Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2yvJf9L Amazon Canada: http://amzn.to/2g2K7uQ Links Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson Self Authoring: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself: http://understandmyself.com/ Jordan Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Podcast: http://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-p... Reading List: http://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/03/gr... Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Producer Credit and thanks to the following $200/month Patreon supporters. Without such support, this series would not have happened: Mike Hodges, Nick Swenson, Nathaniel Snyder, Nolan Watson, Michael M, Ahmad Alnatour, The Renegade of Funk, Levi Grandt, Nicole Weiss, David Morris Burns, Maciej Bembnista, Mauricio Morales Sanchez, Fabio Sousa, Kelly Rentzel, Roshan Punnen, Zachary Vader, Heather Drieling, TheArchangel911, Doug Deeper, Christopher Hostland, Secret Cow, Lynn Holland, Kyle Fowler, Luke Mortenson, Mark Hoad, Fabian Schuler, Eric Pirog, Khalil Choudhry, Sarah Lee South, Justin Lapollo, Benjamin Cracknell, Dan Gaylinn, Badr El Amari, GeorgeB, Ryan Kane, Enrico Leiaru, Craig Morrison, David Tien, Keith Jones, Kevin Van Eekeren, John Woolley, Julie Byrne, Srdan Pavlovic, Kevin Fallon, Sabish Balan, Chad Grills, Johnny VInje, Joel Kurth, Daren Connel, Kristina Ripka, Sean C, Jesse Michalak, James Bradley, David Johnson, Damian Fink, Brian Cartmell, Jan Suchanek, Matt Sattler, Louise Parberry, Chris Martakis, Linda Ashar, Jason Ferenc, Mayor Berkowitz, Patricia Newman, Ben Baker, George Diaz, Soheil Daftarian, Christopher Ballew, Kevin Patrick McSurdy, Trey McLemore, Safa Maiwand, DDS, Scott Carter, Robin Otto, Arden Armstrong, James N. Daniel, III, Trick
November 21, 2017
I recently traveled to New York University to talk with Dr. Jonathan Haidt about, among other things, disgust, purity, fear and belief; the perilous state of the modern university; and his work with Heterodox Academy (https://heterodoxacademy.org/) an organization designed to draw attention to the lack of diversity of political belief in the humanities and the social sciences. Dr. Haidt is Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business and a social psychologist. He studies the psychology of morality and the moral emotions. He has been described as a top global thinker by both Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines. Dr. Haidt is the author of three books: The newest is The Coddling of the American Mind: How Bad Ideas and Good Intentions are Setting up a Generation for Failure (http://amzn.to/2AN87a6). The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (http://amzn.to/2yOOQnU) The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (http://amzn.to/2hJ0TzT) His writings on diversity viewpoint for the Heterodox Academy are at (http://righteousmind.com/viewpoint-diversity/) Other links relevant to Jordan Peterson Videos: 12 Rules for Life (Dr. Peterson's forthcoming book): http://amzn.to/2yvJf9L Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson Self Authoring Suite: https://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself Personality Test: http://understandmyself.com/ Jordan Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast/ Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson
November 13, 2017
Lecture 13 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series. The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories starts up after a two month hiatus with the first half of the story of Jacob, the founder of Israel ("those who wrestle with God"), the man who robs his brother of his birthright, is deceived into marrying the wrong woman, and dreams of a stairway to heaven, in the ancient Shamanic tradition. Links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson Self Authoring: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself: http://understandmyself.com/ Jordan Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Podcast: http://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-p... Reading List: http://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/gr... Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Producer Credit and thanks to the following $200/month Patreon supporters. Without such support, this series would not have happened: Mike Hodges, Nick Swenson, Nathaniel Snyder, Nolan Watson, Michael M, Ahmad Alnatour, The Renegade of Funk, Levi Grandt, Nicole Weiss, David Morris Burns, Maciej Bembnista, Mauricio Morales Sanchez, Fabio Sousa, Kelly Rentzel, Roshan Punnen, Zachary Vader, Heather Drieling, TheArchangel911, Doug Deeper, Christopher Hostland, Secret Cow, Lynn Holland, Kyle Fowler, Luke Mortenson, Mark Hoad, Fabian Schuler, Eric Pirog, Khalil Choudhry, Sarah Lee South, Justin Lapollo, Benjamin Cracknell, Dan Gaylinn, Badr El Amari, GeorgeB, Ryan Kane, Enrico Leiaru, Craig Morrison, David Tien, Keith Jones, Kevin Van Eekeren, John Woolley, Julie Byrne, Srdan Pavlovic, Kevin Fallon, Sabish Balan, Chad Grills, Johnny VInje, Joel Kurth, Daren Connel, Kristina Ripka, Sean C, Jesse Michalak, James Bradley, David Johnson, Damian Fink, Brian Cartmell, Jan Suchanek, Matt Sattler, Louise Parberry, Chris Martakis, Linda Ashar, Jason Ferenc, Mayor Berkowitz, Patricia Newman, Ben Baker, George Diaz, Soheil Daftarian, Christopher Ballew, Kevin Patrick McSurdy, Trey McLemore, Safa Maiwand, DDS, Scott Carter, Robin Otto, Arden Armstrong, James N. Daniel, III, Trick
November 3, 2017
Part 1 of this podcast is the video "A Call to Rebellion for Ontario Legal Professionals": (http://bit.ly/2yo4Jpe). Part 2 is the video: "Update: Law Society of Ontario Compelled Speech": (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPpPnGA8rkQ) On October 10, Professor Bruce Pardy, Lawyer Jared Brown and I uploaded the video A Call to Rebellion for Ontario Legal Professionals: (http://bit.ly/2yo4Jpe) in the wake of the Law Society's new requirement for a mandatory "statement of principles" that appears primarily political in nature. We believe that this sets an ominous precedent, and that such demands, if accepted unchallenged by Canadian lawyers, will quickly spread to the other professional colleges and organizations in Canada and beyond. This video discussion is an update on what has happened since. Many articles have been written about these demands: https://doubleaspect.blog/2017/10/12/... https://doubleaspect.blog/2017/10/19/... https://eliasmunshya.org/2017/10/23/o... http://nationalpost.com/opinion/jonat... Why I’m ignoring the Law Society’s Orwellian dictate: http://bit.ly/2zegpu7 http://nationalpost.com/opinion/conra... http://nationalpost.com/opinion/bruce... Here is a summary of the relevant issues: Recently, the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) has made major revisions to their requirements for the annual submission for legal practitioners in that province. As part of a five-part strategic program known as “Accelerating Culture Shift,” all lawyers are now required to write, submit and abide by a "Statement of Principles." The details can be viewed here https://www.lsuc.on.ca/EDI/ -- a site which indicates what lawyers now need to “KNOW AND DO” (caps in the original) for 2017. The content of the now-mandatory “Statement of Principles” has been dictated and will be reviewed for compliance by the Law Society itself: Acknowledgement of the “obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion generally, and in… behavior towards colleagues, employees, clients and the public.” This is part of a broader claim by the same society of systemic racism endemic in the legal profession in Ontario – a claim for which very little credible evidence has been collected and distributed. Furthermore, the Society now requires every legal workplace of 10 or more licensees to “develop, implement and maintain a human rights/diversity policy” and to undergo an “equality, diversity and inclusion self-assessment for their legal workplace, to be provided to the Law Society" (which will also “encourage legal workplaces to conduct inclusion surveys by providing them with sample templates.”) Failure to do comply brings with it the threat of serious penalties, including reputational damage and, more seriously, loss of the right to practice. By implementing such requirements the Law Society has shifted from an organization ensuring competent practice to one dedicated to policing political and philosophical attitude and behavior. This is a clear and egregious example of compelled speech, and should be rejected as unacceptable by those at whom it is aimed. To indicate your objections, once again (lawyers only, please, for this purpose): http://bit.ly/2xuZKOj Confidentiality is ensured. Jared Brown's website and email: www.brownlaw.ca jbrown@brownlaw.ca
October 19, 2017
Dr. Camille Paglia is a well-known American intellectual and social critic. She has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (where this discussion took place) since 1984. She is the author of seven books focusing on literature, visual art, music, and film history, among other topics. The most well-known of these is Sexual Personae (http://amzn.to/2xVGEEV), an expansion of her highly original doctoral thesis at Yale. The newest, Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism, was published by Pantheon Books in March 2017 (http://amzn.to/2hGycTG). Dr. Paglia has been warning about the decline and corruption of the modern humanities for decades, and she is a serious critic of the postmodern ethos that currently dominates much of academia. Although she is a committed equity feminist, she firmly opposes the victim/oppressor narrative that dominates much of modern American and British feminism. In this wide-ranging discussion, we cover (among other topics) the pernicious influence of the French intellectuals of the 1970's on the American academy, the symbolic utility of religious tradition, the tendency toward intellectual conformity and linguistic camouflage among university careerists, the under-utilization of Carl Jung and his student, Erich Neumann, in literary criticism and the study of the humanities, and the demolition of the traditional roles and identity of men and women in the West. Links Support this Podcast on Patreon Self Authoring Understand Myself Jordan Peterson Website Reading List Twitter
September 7, 2017
Lecture 12 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series In this, the final lecture of the Summer 2017 12-part series The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories, we encounter, first, Hagar's banishment to the desert with Ishmael and then the demand made by God to Abraham for the sacrifice of Isaac. To sacrifice now is to gain later: perhaps the greatest of human discoveries. What, then, should best be sacrificed? And what might be the greatest gain? There are few eternal questions more profound and difficult. In this lecture, I read an excerpt from Chapter 7 of my new book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, now available for pre-order at Amazon.ca and Amazon.com. I am currently making arrangements to continue this series with a monthly lecture. That will start in September at a date and time yet to be announced. Links Support this Podcast on Patreon Self Authoring Jordan Peterson Website Reading List Twitter
September 4, 2017
Lecture 11 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series. Often interpreted as an injunction against homosexuality (particularly by those simultaneously claiming identity as Christians and opposed to that orientation), the stories of the angels who visit Abraham, bless him, and then rain destruction on Sodom and Gomorrah are more truly a warning against mistreatment of the stranger and impulsive, dysregulated, sybaritic conduct. Abraham opens his heart and hearth to the stranger. The denizens of Lot’s soon-to-be lost cities threaten them with violent rape. God exacts a terrible retribution. The warning is clear. Links Support this Podcast on Patreon Self Authoring Jordan Peterson Website Reading List Twitter
August 31, 2017
Lecture 10 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series. The Abrahamic adventures continue with this, the tenth lecture in my 12-part initial Biblical lecture series. Abraham's life is presented as a series of encapsulated narratives, punctuated by sacrifice, and the rekindling of his covenant with God. This seems to reflect the pattern of human life: the journey towards a goal, or destination, and the completion of a stage or epoch of life, followed by the necessity of revelation and reconsideration of identity, prior to the next step forward. Abraham, for his part, makes the sacrifices necessary to continue to walk with God, or before God (as the terminology in this section has it). It is this decision that allows him to transcend the vicissitudes of life, and to take his role as the father of nations. Links Support this Podcast on Patreon Self Authoring Jordan Peterson Website Reading List Twitter
August 25, 2017
Lecture 9 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series. In this lecture, I tell the story of Abraham, who heeds the call of God to leave what was familiar behind and to journey into unknown lands. The man portrayed in the Bible as the father of nations moves forward into the world. He encounters the worst of nature (famine), society (the tyranny of Egypt) and the envy of the powerful, who desire his wife. There is nothing easy about Abraham's life. Instead, he is portrayed both as a real man, with serious problems, and a hero, who overcomes tremendous obstacles to establish himself in the world. His covenant with God is an Ark. His decision to aim at the highest good he can conceptualize places an aura of magic around the events of his life, despite their harshness. He's a model for life in the world as it is, not as we wish it would be. Links Support this Podcast on Patreon Self Authoring Jordan Peterson Website Reading List Twitter
August 22, 2017
Lecture 8 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series. In the next series of stories, the Biblical patriarch Abram (later: Abraham) enters into a covenant with God. The history of Israel proper begins with these stories. Abram heeds the call to adventure, journeys courageously away from his country and family into the foreign and unknown, encounters the disasters of nature and the tyranny of mankind and maintains his relationship with the God who has sent him forth. He becomes in this manner a light in the world, and a father of nations. How is this all to be understood? I am attempting in this lecture to determine precisely that. How are we, as modern people, to make sense of the idea of the God who reveals himself to a personality? How can we relate the details of the Abramic stories to our own lives, in the current world? In what frame of reference can these stories be seen to make sense, and to reveal their meaning? Links Support this Podcast on Patreon Self Authoring Jordan Peterson Website Reading List Twitter
August 19, 2017
Lecture 7 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories Lecture Series. Life at the individual and the societal level is punctuated by crisis and catastrophe. This stark truth finds its narrative representation in the widely-distributed universal motif of the flood. Mircea Eliade, the great Romanian historian of religion, noted that flood stories identify two reasons for the destruction: (1) the tendency of complex things to fall apart of their own accord; (2) the proclivity of human beings to speed up that process by sinning, or missing the mark (by engaging in self-evident corruption, or by failing to attend to what cries out for attention). The Genesis story clearly states that Noah and his family are to be spared from impending disaster because Noah “walks with God,” as Adam did before the Fall. In this lecture, the 7th in the series, I intermingle the story of Noah and his survival with elements of the Sermon on the Mount, making the effort to explain to a modern audience why careful moral attitude and behavior comprises the best defense against “the righteous anger of God.” Links Support this Podcast on Patreon Self Authoring Jordan Peterson Website Reading List Twitter
July 19, 2017
Lecture 6 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series The story of Noah and the Ark is next in the Genesis sequence. This is a more elaborated tale than the initial creation account, or the story of Adam and Eve or Cain and Abel. However, it cannot be understood in its true depth without some investigation into what the motif of the flood means, psychologically, and an analysis of how that motif is informed by the order/chaos dichotomy, as well as by the idea of an involuntary voyage to the underworld or confrontation with the dragon. In consequence, this lecture concentrates almost exclusively on psychology: How is an encounter with the unknown to be understood, conceptually? How and why is that represented with themes such as the underworld voyage, the dragon fight, or the flood? All that constitutes the theme of lecture VI. Links Purchase Tickets Here for the Bible Series Support this Podcast on Patreon Self Authoring Jordan Peterson Website Reading List Twitter
July 4, 2017
Lecture 5 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series The account of Cain and Abel is remarkable for its unique combination of brevity and depth. In a few short sentences, it outlines two diametrically opposed modes of being -- both responses to the emergence of self-consciousness and the knowledge of good and evil detailed in story of Adam and Eve. Cain's mode of being -- resentful, arrogant and murderous -- arises because his sacrifices are rejected by God. This means that his attempts to give up something valuable in the present to ensure prosperity in the future are insufficient. He fails, in consequence, to thrive, as he believes he should, and becomes bitter, resentful and murderous. Abel's mode of being is characterized, by contrast, by proper sacrifice -- by the establishment of balance between present action and future benefit. This ensures his personal and social success, accruing over time. Unfortunately, it also makes him the target of Cain's malevolence. This great short story is relevant personally, on the level of the family, and politically, all with equal force, all simultaneously. Links Purchase Tickets Here for the Bible Series Support this Podcast on Patreon Self Authoring Jordan Peterson Website Reading List Twitter
July 1, 2017
Lecture 4 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories lecture series I turned my attention in this lecture to the older of the two creation accounts in Genesis: the story of Adam and Eve. In its few short paragraphs, it covers: the emergence of human self-consciousness; mankind's attendant realization of vulnerability, mortality, and death; the origin of the capacity for willful evil, as the ability to exploit that newly-realized vulnerability; the emergence of shame as a consequence of that realization; the shrinking from divine destiny that occurred when shame emerged; and the beginning of true history, with the self-conscious toil that life in history entails. Impossible. Amazing. Breathtaking. The only story that can perhaps match it in terms of impact per sentence is that of Cain and Abel, which we discuss in the next lecture: number five in this twelve part series. Links Purchase Tickets Here for the Bible Series Support this Podcast on Patreon Self Authoring Jordan Peterson Website Reading List Twitter
June 11, 2017
Lecture 3 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto. Although I thought I might get to Genesis II in this third lecture, and begin talking about Adam & Eve, it didn't turn out that way. There was more to be said about the idea of God as creator (with the Word as the process underlying the act of creation). I didn't mind, because it is very important to get God and the Creation of the Universe right before moving on :) . In this lecture, I tried to outline something like this: for anything to be, there has to be a substrate (call it a potential) from which it emerges, a structure that provides the possibility of imposing order on that substrate, and the act of ordering, itself. So the first is something like the precosmogonic chaos (implicitly feminine); the second, God the Father; the third, what the Christian West has portrayed as the Son (the Word of Truth). Links Purchase Tickets Here for the Bible Series Support this Podcast on Patreon Self Authoring Jordan Peterson Website Reading List Twitter
June 7, 2017
Two-part interview with Transliminal Media's Jordan Levine, April 2017, in Vancouver, Canada. Sequel to the hit 2015 interview 'Religion, Myth, Science, Truth': https://youtu.be/07Ys4tQPRis Please support Transliminal Media on Patreon** | https://www.patreon.com/transliminal Links Transliminal Media Patreon Transliminal Media YouTube Channel Self Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page
May 29, 2017
Lecture 2 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories. In this lecture, I present Genesis 1, which presents the idea that a pre-existent cognitive structure (God the Father) uses the Logos, the Christian Word, the second Person of the Trinity, to generate habitable order out of precosmogonic chaos at the beginning of time. It is in that Image that Man and Woman are created -- indicating, perhaps, that it is (1) through speech that we participate in the creation of the cosmos of experience and (2) that what true speech creates is good. It is a predicate of Western culture that each individual partakes in some manner in the divine. This is the true significance of consciousness, which has a world-creating aspect. Links Purchase Tickets Here for the Bible Series Support this Podcast on Patreon Self Authoring Jordan Peterson Website Reading List Twitter
May 23, 2017
Lecture 1 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series from May 16th at Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto. In this lecture, I describe what I consider to be the idea of God, which is at least partly the notion of sovereignty and power, divorced from any concrete sovereign or particular, individual person of power. I also suggest that God, as Father, is something akin to the spirit or pattern inherent in the human hierarchy of authority, which is based in turn on the dominance hierarchies characterizing animals. Links Purchase Tickets Here for the Bible Series Support this Podcast on Patreon Self Authoring Jordan Peterson Website Reading List Twitter
May 11, 2017
I'm speaking with Dr. Martin Daly, a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, a pioneer in the field of evolutionary psychology, and author of Killing the Competition . Dr. Daly has determined that economic inequality and male on male homicide rates are strongly linked, and makes a causal argument for why this is the case, attributing it to status competition under stressful conditions. To support this podcast: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson Other relevant links: NEW: Personality analysis: http://www.understandmyself.com Self Authoring: https://selfauthoring.com/ Jordan Peterson Website: https://jordanbpeterson.com/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-p... Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/03/gr... Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson
May 1, 2017
A few weeks ago, Dr. Oren Amitay, who has been defending me in online discussions hosted by the Ontario Psychological Association, invited me to address his psychology class (to which other students were invited). We discussed freedom of speech, ideological possession, unconscious bias and the Implicit Association test, and other issues germane to psychology and the modern world. Apologies for the audio quality, it was cleaned up as best we could, it gets better throughout. Links Original Video Dr. Oren Amitay's Website Self Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page Dr Peterson's Website Podcast Page Reading List Twitter
April 20, 2017
Part 1: A Message to Millenials: How to Change the World -- Properly. Young people want, rightly, to change the world. But how might this be properly done? Dr Jonathan Haidt recently contrasted Truth University with Social Justice University. Social Justice U has as its advantage the call to social transformation. In this video, I outline why Truth is the proper route to societal improvement -- and why that starts with the individual. Part 2: A New Years Message to the World A message for those who are looking forward to 2017. Thank you to all of those who have supported my efforts in the recent (and not so recent past). Links Here is the text of the letter, on my blog Link to Jonathan Haidt’s article on Truth U vs Social Justice U Link to paper on Future Authoring Self Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page Dr Peterson's Website Podcast Page Reading List Twitter
April 2, 2017
Tom Amarque is a German philosopher, writer, publisher, and podcaster. With his podcast 'Lateral Conversations' he seeks out - with the help of a wide range of guests - new developments and perspectives in philosophy, psychology, and spirituality, trying to overcome the pitfalls of what is known as postmodernity. He currently lives in Mallorca, Spain. Links Tom's Podcast: Lateral Conversations Tom's Webpage Self Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page
March 26, 2017
Part 1: Maps of Meaning 10 Figuring Evil – Starting at 0:32 Part 2: Maps of Meaning 11 Losing Religion – Starting at 27:57 Part 3: Maps of Meaning 12 Truths that Matter – Starting at 55:22 Part 4: Maps of Meaning 13 The Force Within – Starting at 1:22:45 Links YouTube Video playlist Self-Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page One Time Donation to Dr. Peterson
March 20, 2017
Part 1: Maps of Meaning 7 Contemplating Genesis – Starting at 0:32 Part 2: Maps of Meaning 8 Dwelling on Paradise – Starting at 27:57 Part 3: Maps of Meaning 9 Becoming A Self – Starting at 55:22 Links YouTube Video playlist Self-Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page
March 9, 2017
Dr. James W. Pennebaker is Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Executive Director of Project 2021, aimed at rethinking undergrad education at that university. I first encountered Dr. Pennebaker's work when I was working on the SelfAuthoring Suite (www.selfauthoring.com), an online writing program which has helped thousands of college students stay in school and get better grades. He conducted the original work on "expressive writing," starting in the 1980's, showing that people's health and productivity improved when they wrote about traumatic experiences or uncertainty -- particularly if they constructed causal accounts or plans. He has also investigated the psychological significance of patterns of word use (particularly about everyone's favorites, pronouns). We talk about all of this, and much more. Dr. Pennebaker's books include: "Opening Up by Writing it Down" "Expressive Writing: Words that Heal" The Secret Life of Pronouns" You can find out more about The SelfAuthoring Suite, which helps people write about the difficulties and uncertainties of the past (Past Authoring), present (Present Authoring) and Future (Future Authoring) at www.selfauthoring.com. NPR did a popular story on the suite: The Writing Assignment that Changes Lives You can find out more about Dr. Pennebaker's research, learn more about psychology, and improve your knowledge of yourself at these websites: JW Pennebaker at U Texas Austin JWP's computer program for word analysis JWP's exercises for self-understanding JWP's Language of Truth and Lies and other videos
March 6, 2017
Part 1: Maps of Meaning: 4 Games People Must Play 0:32 Part 2: Maps of Meaning: 5 Grappling with Fear 27:59 Part 3: Maps of Meaning: 6 Submitting to Order 55:23 Links YouTube Video playlist Self-Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page
February 27, 2017
Part 1: Maps of Meaning: 1 Monsters of Our Own Making. This is the first of a 13-part 30 minute episode television series broadcast by TVO presenting Dr. Jordan B Peterson's lectures on his book, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief. The lecture provides a good introduction to the psychology of mythology and religion, based on the idea that stories from these domains describe the world as a place of action, rather than, as science does, a place of things. Part 2: Maps of Meaning: 2 Contending with Chaos Part 3: Maps of Meaning: 3 Becoming Like Gods Links YouTube Video playlist Self-Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page
February 19, 2017
A conversation with Samuel Andreyev: A composer, poet, teacher and performer. His music is performed, broadcast, recorded and written about worldwide, and is known for its expressive intensity, spirit of exploration and enormous range of timbres. Resolutely independent, his compositional process is marked by a rigourous perfectionism, with many projects taking years to reach completion. Samuel Andreyev studied composition with Allain Gaussin in Paris, then at the Conservatoire de Paris, where he obtained a masters degree in composition under Frédéric Durieux, and a prix d’analyse under Claude Ledoux. He also studied electroacoustics at IRCAM from 2011-12. His composition Night Division was awarded the grand prix of the Concours Henri Dutilleux in 2012. In the same year, he was awarded a one-year residency at the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid. Frequently sought after as a guest lecturer, Samuel Andreyev teaches privately and in many conservatories and universities across Europe and North America. Samuel Andreyev’s music is performed throughout the world by ensembles such as Esprit Orchestra, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, les Percussions de Strasbourg, HANATSU miroir and many others. His scores are published by Alphonse Leduc (France), Impronta (Germany), and Resolute (USA). His most recent book, The Relativistic Empire, was released in October 2015 from Bookthug. A widely-praised portrait CD by Ensemble Proton Bern, produced by Radio France, was released by Klarthe Records (dist. Harmonia Mundi) in February 2016. He lives in Strasbourg. Links Samuel Andreyev Personal Website Samuel Andreyev YouTube Samuel Andreyev Soundcloud Self Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page
February 2, 2017
A conversation with Author Gregg Hurwitz covering a variety of topics, including Gregg's recent work, writing practices, perfection vs. wholeness, superheroes & archetypal heroes, how to balance intimacy and work, limits of comedy, free speech, and more. Gregg Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of 17 novels, most recently, THE NOWHERE MAN. His books have been nominated for numerous awards, shortlisted twice for best novel of the year by International Thriller Writers, nominated for CWA’s Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, chosen as feature selections for all four major literary book clubs, honored as Book Sense Picks, nominated for the Galaxy National Book Award, and published in 30 languages. Gregg has written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios, and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin). He has published numerous academic articles on Shakespeare, taught fiction writing in the USC English Department, and guest lectured for UCLA, and for Harvard in the United States and internationally. In the course of researching his thrillers, he has sneaked onto demolition ranges with Navy SEALs, swum with sharks in the Galápagos, and gone undercover into mind-control cults. Hurwitz grew up in the Bay Area. While completing a BA from Harvard and a master’s from Trinity College, Oxford in Shakespearean tragedy, he wrote his first novel. He was the undergraduate scholar-athlete of the year at Harvard for his pole-vaulting exploits, and played college soccer in England, where he was a Knox fellow. He now lives in L.A. where he continues to play soccer, frequently injuring himself. Links The Nowhere Man - Gregg's Newest Orphan X Novel Gregg's Website The Book of Henry - Gregg's Upcoming Feature Film The Penguin Graphic Novel Self Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page
January 17, 2017
This is the first Big Ideas Lecture performed by Jordan Peterson, back in 2002. He reads a book for very young children by Jack Kent called "There's no Such Thing as a Dragon" to a group of University of Toronto alumni (most over 65). He explains what it means: Pay attention -- or else. Links Map of Motivation (Image) There's No Such Thing As A Dragon (Children's Book) Original YouTube Video Self-Authoring Programs Dr Peterson's Patreon Support Page
January 10, 2017
A TVO Big Ideas Lecture from 2012, presented at INPM's Conference on Personal Meaning. It discusses the idea of redemption in Christianity from a psychological perspective, comparing in part to ideas of transformation in psychotherapy. www.selfauthoring.com, Dr Peterson's Patreon
December 30, 2016
A discussion about Religion, Myth, Science and Truth. It was originally recorded by Transliminal in November 2015. Find the original video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Ys4tQPRis&t 0:00 INTRO: PETERSON'S JOURNEY 9:45 RELIGION: CROWD-CONTROL, NAIVE SCIENCE, OR NEITHER? 10:08 "They're straw man arguments" 11:45 Multiple motivational systems, different levels of thinking 13:32 Fundamental presuppositions 14:13 Dawkins vs. Christianity: like a "smart 13 year old boy" 14:44 SCIENTISTS MISREADING RELIGION 15:52 Different systems of thought, different purposes 16:00 More than one basic assumption is possible 17:13 ENTER: DOMINANCE HIERARCHIES 17:19 What's real is what's persistent across time 17:33 Dominance hierarchies and lobsters 17:58 We're evolutionarily adapted to hierarchies 18:14 HIERARCHIES, RELIGIOUS THINKING, AND SUBJECTIVITY 18:42 "Being" as not reducible to material reality 19:12 The road to nihilism and authoritarianism 19:57 DETERMINING THE TRUTH OF A THEORY 20:07 Newton or Darwin? Choose one. You can't have both. 20:20 Nietzsche's "Truth serves life" is a Darwinian idea 20:38 No idea if our knowledge will help us survive over deep time 20:50 Answer to: "But look what we've built with it" 21:20 Crossing Ebola and Smallpox: some science is clearly insane 22:30 Check your assumptions about reality 23:45 Darwinism: truth is what enables survival within chaos, period. 25:03 Dawkins is a Newtonian not a Darwinian 26:09 Reductionism leaves things out. This has consequences. 27:27 The pragmatic problem: truth for what? 28:09 DEEP DARWINISM & RELIGION 28:15 Religion as evolved knowledge about action 29:40 American Pragmatist philosophers: the true Darwinians 30:17 Godel, the stock market and reality 31:02 TRUTH AS ACTION 31:44 Truth from the bottom up: lobsters, wolves, humans 34:27 Ethics: evolved patterns in dominance hierarchies 39:23 Dogs, chimps, and humans: hierarchy navigators 44:45 From dominance hierarchies to archetypes: ancient Egypt 52:36 The soul 55:50 Jung on Christianity, truth and speech 59:07 Truth versus the lie 1:00:52 THE INTELLECT 1:00:52 The totalitarian intellect 1:02:43 Have you made thinking your God? 1:03:38 Attention trumps thinking 1:04:11 EVOLUTIONARY ROOTS OF WESTERN RELIGION 1:04:33 Christ as a metahero 1:04:43 The deep roots of myth 1:07:00 Chaos monsters 1:08:55 Myth as behavioural truth 1:09:37 "Darwin trumps Newton" 1:10:02 "Dawkins is a rationalist...not a darwinian" 1:10:07 Darwinian time, Darwinian truth 1:13:57 Mesopotamian myth as successful behaviour blueprint 1:17:36 FROM NATURE TO HERO MYTHOLOGY 1:19:33 Religious stories model being as a field for action 1:21:13 Our religious task 1:21:47 Religion as hero mythology 1:22:30 "You...don't know that you know the story." 1:23:58 PIAGET AND PRE-RATIONAL MORALITY 1:25:16 We learn to act before we learn the rules 1:26:18 Moses the Judge: observer of emergent moral patterns 1:27:54 "Opiate of the masses" as naive industrial era thinking 1:28:43 METAPHORICAL THOUGHT 1:29:11 Hyperactive agency detection module: it goes deeper 1:31:00 The brain as archetype detection organ 1:32:08 Women are nature 1:33:48 Metaphor, myth and science 1:36:00 SCIENCE AND MORAL TRUTH 1:37:52 Are all scientists devoted to the truth? 1:39:44 How do we judge if science is ethical? 1:42:57 Evil as archetypically real 1:44:06 The reality of good and evil 1:45:09 Science and mythology: which is embedded in which? 1:48:17 EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY AND DEEP TIME 1:49:13 RELIGIOUS METAPHYSICS: OPTIONAL? 1:49:20 Is God an old man with a beard in the sky? 1:51:12 Hurricane Katrina, corruption, and poverty 1:52:12 The significance of the bible 1:53:43 The genius of the sacrifice 1:55:50 INTERLUDE: TRIANGULATING MEANING 1:58:02 END OF RELIGION? 1:58:02 On new atheists' claims of a secular rational future 1:58:29 On new age spirituality 1:58:49 New atheist rationalist optimism so absurd it must be motivated 1:59:18 REDUCING RELIGION VS. EXPANDING EVOLUTION 1:59:40 "[The Jungian alternative]...is terrifying [for people]" 1:59:57 "[Jung's work]...puts enlightenment thinkers to shame" 2:00:17 "Which ideas have you? ... We're like playthings of the gods 2:01:09 JUNG: STUDYING INFORMATION, NOT MATTER 2:02:23 "If you study religion properly, it'll demolish your personality" 2:08:16 METAPHOR VS REALITY: NOT OBVIOUS 2:10:11 Ancients: phenomenologists, not scientists 2:12:24 Religion as spatial 2:13:24 HUMANS: EFFICIENT COMPLEXITY MANAGERS 2:13:48 Reality in terms of resolution 2:15:52 There's lots worse than death 2:16:46 On Becker's "The Denial of Death": smart but mistaken 2:19:40 Death's not the problem, it's complexity 2:21:06 THE MULTICULTURAL DIMENSION 2:27:35 FROM THEORY TO ACTION 2:28:40 Fixing what bugs you 2:29:30 Overcoming the lie 2:31:54 Peterson's experience with truth 2:34:45 The most powerful thing we can do
December 22, 2016
A recording of the 2010 Hancock Lecture and was recorded by TVO. Dr Peterson discusses virtue from a contemporary perspective that both encompasses and extends beyond moral and religious contexts. Through compelling stories and research, Dr Peterson illustrates the necessity of virtue both for the individual and for society at large. Support this Podcast with Patreon Dr Peterson's Online Self-Development Writing Programs: Self Authoring
December 19, 2016
In a lecture recorded by TVO, Professor Jordan Peterson discusses the nature of evil, distinguishing it from tragedy, and presenting his ideas on how both the former and the latter might be most effectively dealt with. Support this Podcast with Patreon Dr Peterson's Online Self-Development Writing Programs: Self Authoring
December 7, 2016
In a public lecture recorded by TVO, Dr Peterson describes the way the world is portrayed in deep stories, such as myths and religious representations. The world in such stories is a place of action, not a place of things, and it has its archetypal characters, positive and negative. Culture is typically represented as paternal, nature as maternal, and the individual as hero and adversary. Culture offers people security, but threatens them with tyranny. Nature offers renewal, but also brings death. The religious path of meaning allows people to negotiate this archetypal landscape. Support this Podcast with Patreon Dr Peterson's Online Self-Development Writing Programs: Self Authoring
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