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This is a reading of my recent article, posted January 11th, 2022 on the National Post front page.

You can read that article here: https://nationalpost.com/opinion/jordan-peterson-why-i-am-no-longer-a-tenured-professor-at-the-university-of-toronto

This story will also be featured in the next print edition of the National Post.

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This episode was recorded on October 11th, 2021.

Dr. Arif Ahmed and Dr. James Orr come on to discuss what led to the University of Cambridge rescinding my invitation to speak there. We get into the difficulty of change in universities, anonymous reporting, the dangers of limiting free speech, microaggressions, the importance of humor, and more.

Arif Ahmed MBE is a philosopher, lecturer at Cambridge, and author of “Saul Kripke”. His interests include decision theory and religion from an atheist and libertarian point of view. In the aftermath of the Cambridge incident, Dr. Ahmed remained a vocal advocate for political diversity.

Dr. James Orr is a university lecturer in philosophy of religion at Cambridge and author of “The Mind of God and the Works of Nature.” He is a regular contributor to The Times Literary Supplement and The Critic.

Dr. Ahmed’s profile:
https://phil.cam.ac.uk/people/teaching-research-pages/ahmed

“Saul Kripke”:
https://amazon.com/Kripke-Bloomsbury-Contemporary-American-Thinkers/dp/0826492622

Dr. Orr’s profile:
https://divinity.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-james-orr

“The Mind of God and Works of Nature”:
https://amazon.co.uk/Mind-God-Works-Nature-Philosophical/dp/9042937629

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Timestamps
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[00:00] Intro
[01:13] The Cambridge repeal
[09:41] A case for the repealers, their potential fears
[10:19] Photos “don’t imply a position—that was one of the most outrageous things, ‘endorsement by association…’ As if standing next to someone implies [you’re in agreement]" - Dr. Ahmed
[14:11] Changes in free speech policy
[19:54] Speaking Up: Consequences
[25:28] The..

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Mikhail Avdeev interviews Jordan Peterson in this episode. his career and body of research into the behavior of chimpanzees and early humans through the lens of his anthropological and primatological work. We explore the behavior of the great apes, living in the wild, DNA similarity study, working alongside Jane Goodall, evolution from cooking, war among the chimps, proactive aggression, and more.

Jordan Peterson is interviewed by Mikail Avdeev, a member of his foreign translations team. The interview focuses on the impact of Peterson’s work beyond the western world.
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[00:00] Jordan Peterson is interviewed by Mikail Avdeev, a member of his foreign translations team. They begin the discussion by talking about the forming of the international translation teams.
[02:00] The healing effect of Jordan's lectures. The outcry for new material from Jordan’s catalog of books, lectures, and podcasts has been overwhelming.
[04:00] Espousing the profundity of Eric Neumann’s works in his “The Origins and History of Consciousness and The Great Mother.”
[05:20] Peterson comments on another personal favorite author of his, Mircea Eliade, and his history of religious ideas - an anthropological and sociological assessment of religion that’s also deeply psychological.
[06:40] How Russians respond to Jordan's affinity for Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Mikail details the feelings of the Russian people by their portrayal after the fall of communism.
[10:00] How we deal with the guilt of the things our ancestors or society have done: a very difficult question because we are very historical creat..

It’s mid January, 2022. I wrote this column this week for one of Canada’s major newspapers, the National Post, and thought I’d read it for those of you who want to watch or listen.

Link to National Post article: https://nationalpost.com/opinion/jordan-peterson-open-the-damn-country-back-up-before-canadians-wreck-something-we-cant-fix

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This episode was recorded on June 6th, 2021.

Podcasters and evolutionary biology power-couple Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying join me to discuss a variety of topics related to their new book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century. We explore topics like niche-switching, what Darwin got wrong, Twitter, sources for modern values, hyper-novelty, the aftermath of progress, parenthood, and sexual selection – just to name a few.
Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying are evolutionary biologists, former Evergreen State College professors, and the current hosts of the DarkHorse podcast. You may also know Bret through Joe Rogan, or as the twice-moderator for Jordan’s debates with Sam Harris.
The couple’s book, titled “A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life,” asks why the most prosperous age in history has scarcely offset suicide rates, tribal division, loneliness, and human misery.

Follow Bret at:
https://twitter.com/BretWeinstein
And Heather at:
https://twitter.com/HeatherEHeying
The DarkHorse Podcast:
https://bretweinstein.net/podcast

A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life:
https://amazon.com/gp/product/B08VF32DXK/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

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[00:00] Intro
[00:30] Guests’ background
[01:32] A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century – why they wrote it
[04:30] “Values might not be [scientifically] defensible. Taken to the extreme, it might be hard to explain why existing is better than not" - Bret Weinstein
[05:07] “We believe that any credible 'ought' needs to be scientifically informed" - BW
[05:45] Learning to negotiate hyper-novelty in the modern world. The extremely fast rate of progress and change
[06:56] “The amazing rate of change we’ve created is itself deranging us and making it very difficult to understand and remember how to be human” - Heather Heying
[08:18] “It's not that progress is bad ..

This episode was recorded on September 30, 2021.

Congressman Dan Crenshaw and I discuss the fallout of withdrawing from Afghanistan and the details of the 20-plus-year conflict. We talk about life as a US congressman and his experience as a US Navy SEAL. About social media and politics–especially in relation to modern conservatism. And about climate change. On that note, we also examined Dan’s recently-published ”Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage.”

Dan is a retired Navy SEAL with 5 deployments overseas during the Afghan and Iraq wars. While in Afghanistan, an IED blast led to Dan losing his right eye. Crenshaw was elected to Congress in 2018, where he serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee (broadest jurisdiction out of all legislative committees). Dan also serves on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.

Find more Dan Crenshaw: @DanCrenshawTX
https://twitter.com/DanCrenshawTX

Or on his website: https://crenshaw.house.gov/

Check out "Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage":
https://www.amazon.com/Fortitude-American-Resilience-Era-Outrage/dp/1538733307

[00:00] Intro
[02:30] Dan Crenshaw explains the situation in Afghanistan over the last 20 years
[4:15] “We decided that the Taliban should no longer be in control of Afghanistan. That was day one” - Dan Crenshaw
[9:00] Exploring the details of the new Taliban rule
[11:45] “I come from the Special Ops community. I also come from the intelligence community. You have to work with shady characters sometimes but this wasn’t one of those cases, this was a time to put your foot down and refuse to let this happen” - Dan Crenshaw
[13:00] Crenshaw talks about all the common-sense failure of the planned withdrawal and the politics that made a reasonable exit impossible
[13:45] “Do you know what ‘slogan’ means? It's from Welsh. It literally means ‘battle cry of the dead’” - Jordan Peterson
[16:30] The nature of an endless war against the Taliban
[20:45] Life as a US Congres..

This episode was recorded on September 6, 2021.

Dr. Christopher Kaczor, Dr. Matthew Petrusek, and I discuss their new book “Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity”—the first systematic analysis of 12 Rules for Life and my biblical series from a Christian perspective. We also cover—just to name a few—truth in fiction, time before consciousness, faith, evolution, love, and acting as if God exists.

Dr. Christopher Kaczor is a Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University. He was appointed a Corresponding Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life of Vatican City, is a fellow of the Word on Fire Institute, and won a Templeton Grant for his work. He has written many scholarly articles and books.

Dr. Matthew R. Petrusek is an associate professor at Loyola Marymount University in LA. He holds an MA from Yale and a PhD from the University of Chicago. Dr. Petrusek specializes in Christian ethics and moral theology and lectures on a range of topics surrounding philosophy, theology, and Catholicism.

Find more Dr. Christopher Kaczor on Twitter @Prof_Kaczor:
https://twitter.com/prof_kaczor

And more Dr. Matthew Petrusek @MattPetrusek:
https://twitter.com/MattPetrusek

Get their book at
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B095J3SB9M/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

[00:00] Intro
[02:26] The motivation behind "Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity"
[09:34] Genesis, the literal sense in scripture and the truth in fiction
[10:21] "The Atheist types miss that fiction isn't false" Jordan Peterson
[11:45] "A story that can change your life has a power that is best described as religious" JP
[12:23] Truth in fiction and religious text
[14:00] "I think truth is broader [than the empirically verifiable]"
[18:44] The problem with the empirical approach and replacing God
[22:07] "[When] Ceasar becomes inflated to God, all hell breaks loose" JP
[22:35] "If we don't segregate off the religious instinct and give it its proper attention, [everything] starts becoming inapprop..

Preston Manning and I discuss populist movements in the west, history building and storytelling, the power of reading audiences, the new tenets of conservatism, communication in politics, the Chinese Communist Party, and much more.

Manning (often called the “father of modern Canadian Conservatism") recounts the history of Canada’s Reform Party, which he founded, and his takeaways from a long career in politics–much of which he includes in books like “Faith, Leadership, and Public Life: Leadership Lessons from Moses to Jesus” and “Think Big: Adventures in Life and Democracy.” Upon his retirement, he founded the Manning Foundation for Democratic Education and the Manning Centre for Building Democracy, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to strengthening Canadian democracy in line with conservative principles.

Find Manning’s latest book, “Do Something!: 365 Ways You Can Strengthen Canada,” at:
https://www.amazon.com/Do-Something-Ways-Strengthen-Canada-ebook/dp/B086 XL6CVC/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=PRESTON+MANNING&qid=1631540649&s =books&sr=1-1

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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/12/14/love-great-britain/

In early December 2021 asked by a major British newspaper to write some words reflecting on my recent two-week visit to the UK. I had been invited, then disinvited, to Cambridge University in 2019, when I had planned and made arrangements to participate in a seminar on the Book of Exodus, to help me prepare a series of public lectures on that story. I was invited back to Cambridge this year, and visited, with my wife, in late November and early December, and I wrote about the experience for The Telegraph, a major UK newspaper. That link is here:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/12/14/love-great-britain/

I hope you find the video engaging and useful.

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This episode was recorded on November 10th, 2021.

In this episode, philosopher Mohammed Hijab joined me to discuss a wide array of topics, such as the traditionalist interpretation of Islam, its metanarrative, the story of the prophet Muhammad, and some common ground among monotheistic Abrahamic religions.

Mohammed Hijab is an author and philosopher whose main interests lie in political philosophy, philosophy of religion, and comparative religion. He seeks to spread a better understanding of traditionalist Islam while engaging with prominent thinkers and philosophers worldwide.

Find more from Mohammed Hijab on Twitter:
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[00:00] Intro
[01:48] What beliefs and practices are central to Islam?
[04:12] Islam’s unmoved mover argument for God and the universe
[07:30] “Things made of parts... must be contingent on being created by something else, a sorting mechanism [that] doesn’t necessitate [creation itself].” Mohammed Hijab
[08:25] “It is problematic, through the lens of Islam... for there to be a god of a triune nature like [in] Christianity.” MH
[08:58] “Islam does not believe that there’s an element of divinity... in human beings.” MH
[10:09] “The word Islam does not mean peace; it means submission. Islam believes that everything in the universe submits to God.” MH
[10:57] The metanarrative of Islam
[12:12] Mohammed’s view of worship and belief
[12:48] “We believe in... the inherent belief in God implanted in humans.” MH
[15:20] What’s the purpose of belief?
[17:00] The instinct for God arguments vs new atheists
[18:27] The Muslim ideal for worship, compared
[24:36] Muslims and Christians as followers of Jesus Christ
[27:59] How does Dr. Peterson envision the spark of divinity?
[28:25] “The divine spark is embodied virtue... reflective of the highest value, operating at a local scale.” JP
[29:42] How are the attributes of God knowable to a Muslim? The importance of the original version of the Quran
[35:07] “Islam is an evangeliz..

This episode was recorded on November 9th, 2021.

Jordan Peterson, Gregg Hurwitz, and Rick Geddes meet to discuss the debate surrounding the multi-billion dollar infrastructure bill currently going through the US congress.

Rick Geddes is a professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University and a well-recognized expert in American infrastructure policy and development. He has done extensive research on infrastructure, including but not limited to the funding, financing, operation, and maintenance of major projects with a focus on new technologies.

Gregg Hurwitz was today’s co-host. Gregg is a former student of Jordan’s at Harvard. He is now a bestselling scriptwriter, producer, and novelist. In the years leading up to the presidential election, Gregg has been working with an independent team of Hollywood writers, producers, and directors to design a moderate, far-reaching political message for the democratic party.

Find more Rick Geddes online here:
https://aei.org/profile/r-richard-geddes

Find More Gregg Hurwitz on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/GreggHurwitz

Check out Gregg’s bestselling books:
https://amazon.com/Gregg-Hurwitz/e/B001IXPXTG

[00:30] Jordan introduces this week’s guests to discuss the newly-proposed infrastructure legislation (winter '21)—a crucial bill for the American people
[03:28] Geddes gives an overview of infrastructure and his background therein
[07:46] The monumental accomplishment of the US interstate highway system. Could it be built again today?
[11:10] “You've heard the adage that time is money. [That's] certainly the case with infrastructure. When a project gets delayed by the NEPA process for say 5 years, the amount of extra money spent... is enormous, it can sometimes double" Rick Geddes
[14:42] Gregg Hurwitz highlights the unsophisticated way the media and most politicians are currently handling the infrastructure bill
[16:02] “It seems like we can get very little sane discussion in the media on ..

I am pleased to announce that after almost two years I’m embarking on a new tour, Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life.

The tour opens Jan 26th at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX and continues through 40 US cities, including Miami, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and LA.

Tickets are available at your city, linked at https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/events/.

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This episode was recorded on September 7, 2021.

Angus Fletcher and I discuss creativity, the link between literature and resilience, what makes for compelling narratives, the different kinds of stories, and much more.

Angus Fletcher is a Professor of Story Science at Ohio State's Project Narrative, the world's leading academic think-tank for narrative theory. He is also the author of Wonderworks: The 25 Most Important Inventions in the History of Literature.

Find more Angus Fletcher on his website: https://AngusFletcher.co

[00:00] Intro
[01:21] What is Project Narrative?
[02:27] "Stories are the most powerful things ever invented. They're the most powerful tool we possess" Angus Fletcher
[03:04] "When you realize stories have the power to change how our mind works, to troubleshoot it, to make it more resilient, more creative, more scientific—to do all these things... When you couple the power of stories with the human brain, you throw open the doors to anything" AF
[03:53] The problem with literary studies. How stories empower us and improve performance
[07:06] Wonderworks and the story of courage in Homer's Iliad
[12:40] "Literature and scripture are synonyms. They mean 'that which is written.' So [something] more fundamental than any technology... Is simply that sense of spiritual experience" AF
[13:18] The Neuropsychology of Anxiety by J. Grey
[14:44] What are the 2 kinds of stories?
[19:12] Story thinking
[19:22] "Human cognition is largely narrative. We process the world narratively" AF
[22:12] "The wonder of being on this earth... is to build stories and [empower people] to tell their own" AF "And to unite us in a collective story so we can work towards the same ends" JP
[23:00] Why are certain stories so compelling?
[24:48] The zone of proximal development
[25:44] "Being enthralled is a manifestation of the instinct that specifies the zone of proximal development" JP
[32:14] "The flip side of anxiety is creativity—they're both about restless energy" AF
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Over the last few weeks, we have put together a series entitled "Meaning, Awe and the Conceptualization of God" for the Jordan B Peterson Podcast. This series was built around investigating the various methods and practices that humans use to conceptualize God. This investigation leads us down the path of exploring meaning and awe. Why are we struck by awe when viewing a beautiful painting? Why does walking inside the door of a great Cathedral take our breath away? What is the relationship between these experiences and God?

Featured in this compilation:
@Jonathan Pageau
@John Vervaeke
@Bishop Robert Barron
Stephen Blackwood
Roland Griffiths
Iain McGilchrist
Stephen Fry
Randall Wallace
@Word on Fire Institute (Christopher Kaczor and Matthew Petrusek)

This series was released in three parts on all audio platforms. The series was popular enough for us to make a video version of the series, and we decided to put them all together in one video.

Subscribe to the Jordan B Peterson Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and everywhere else that you listen to podcasts.

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This episode was recorded on September 10th 2021.

Jordan Peterson, Bishop Barron, John Vervaeke, and Jonathan Pageau have a round table to explore ideas and theories of Meaning. All three guests have been on the podcast before, and all share Jordan’s passion for the universal truths of human experience. This deep discussion explores the roots of Meaning and religious significance.

Bishop Barron is the founder of Word on Fire and the auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of LA.

John Vervaeke is a colleague of Jordan’s and an associate professor at the University of Toronto since 1994. He teaches courses on reasoning, cognitive development, and higher cognitive processes.

Jonathan Pageau is a symbolic thinker, YouTuber, and class carver of orthodox icons.

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Find more Bishop Barron on YouTube:
https://youtube.com/user/wordonfirevideo Robert Barron
and on https://wordonfire.org/

Find more John Vervaeke online on his website:
http://johnvervaeke.com
Or YouTube channel https://youtube.com/channel/UCpqDUjTsof-kTNpnyWper_Q

Find more Jonathan Pageau on YouTube:
https://youtube.com/channel/UCtCTSf3UwRU14nYWr_xm-dQ
or his website http://www.pageaucarvings.com

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[00:00] Preview
[01:30] Intro
[02:40] Everyone gives their answer to “What is meaning?”
[03:30] “We're using meaning as a metaphor... something similar to the way a sentence works. It has intelligibility to it that connects us to the world... so that we can interact and be informed by it” Jon Vervaeke
[07:22] “Our mental framing is transparent like a pair of glasses, but there are times we need to step back and, by taking the glasses off and examining them, consider our framing structure" JV
[09:10] “When you look at the world there is a central point of focus. When you focus on the point with your eyes it becomes very clear... until we no longer perceive anything by the edge of our vision. It's nothingness, it's just not there" Jordan Peterson
[13:56] Bishop Barron's view on meaning and religion
[1..

Our friend Jonathan Pageau gave a lecture on the conceptual structure of Genesis for an event that was orchestrated by the Montreal Jung Society. Jordan felt that this lecture would serve as a wonderful adjunct to his biblical series, also on Genesis, featured on this channel.

Thank you to the Montreal Jung Society and Jonathan for letting us release this video on our channel. We hope that you find it useful.

Event Title: The Symbolic World - a lecture by Jonathan Pageau

Event Description: “Meaning is showing itself to no longer be an overlay to an arbitrary world of phenomena, but rather the very pattern of reality.

Through the questions of emergence, attention and consciousness which have been permeating so many fields in the recent past, the reality of pattern, ritual and image have also come to the fore. Meaning is showing itself, in a burgeoning post-secular age, as no longer only a subjective overlay to an arbitrary world of phenomena, but rather the very pattern of reality itself. In this frame we come to realize that the archetypal truths are not mostly biological and mental constructs in humans; they are firstly the inescapable patterning of the indefinite potential of the world as it encounters intelligence.”

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Saifedean Ammous is an expert on Bitcoin with a PhD from Columbia University. He joins Dr. Peterson to discuss decentralization, different schools of economics, the Fiat vs. Bitcoin standards, and much more.

Dr. Ammous is the author of The Bitcoin Standard, widely considered the essential book on the economics of Bitcoin. He also hosts a podcast of the same name. His new book, The Fiat Standard, should be out in November.

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https://twitter.com/saifedean

Or on his website here: https://saifedean.com/

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Shownotes
[00:18] Intro
[02:34] What are hard monetary assets?
[06:13] The argument for bitcoin being the best hard money ever created
[09:11] "Bitcoin only has users... no admins. There is nobody with a master key" - Saifedean Ammous
[10:36] How the Bitcoin network functions using "consensus parameters"
[15:49] "The way that Bitcoin came about seems... virtually impossible to believe" - Jordan Peterson
[18:27] Other schools of economics (Austrian) vs. the most common today (Keynesian)
[20:46] "So the Austrian school of economics... tilts you more towards an appreciation of non-centrally controlled, distributed networks, and emphasis on the individual actor" - JP
[23:25] Paul Samuelson and communist economic expectations of centralized planning post-WW2
[25:27] Dr. Ammous' academic background
[27:14] Climate change. The push towards central planning, implying certain people or groups know the exact consequences and solutions to future economic developments
[29:41] "I've been struck by the problem of unintended consequences and the irreducible complexity of things. We can talk about the problem of climate change, but those words are incredibly deceiving" - JP
[34:16] Highlighting the crucial role of the entrepreneur in Austrian economics
[40:46] Saifedean reflects on the views held by the central bank, governments, and mainstream economists on money—as opposed to Bitc..

This episode was recorded on October 18th 2021.

Mustafa Akyol joins me to discuss Muslim history and tradition. We touch on subjects like Jesus Christ from a Christian and Muslim perspective, the Virgin Mary's role in the Quran, separation of church and state as an ideology, the dangers of literalism when facing religious texts, and much more.

Mustafa Akyol is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, where he focuses on the intersection of public policy, Islam, and modernity. He's contributed as an opinion writer for the New York Times since 2013, covering politics and religion in the Muslim world.

Published by W. W. Norton, his 2011 book, "Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty," presents a strong argument for Islamic liberalism. The book was long-listed for the Lionel Gelber Prize for best nonfiction book. It was also praised by The Financial Times as "a forthright and elegant Muslim defense of freedom." His other books include "Reopening Muslim Minds" and "The Islamic Jesus."

Find Mustafa's most important book, "Reopening Muslim Minds," here
https://amazon.com/Reopening-Muslim-Minds-Freedom-Tolerance

His book "The Islamic Jesus," discussed in this episode, is at
https://amazon.com/Islamic-Jesus-Became-Prophet-Muslims

Find a free PDF of his book "Why, As a Muslim, I Defend Liberty" at
https://libertarianism.org/books/why-muslim-i-defend-liberty

Or visit his page at the Cato Institute:
https://cato.org/people/mustafa-akyol

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[00:18] Introducing Mustafa Akyol
[02:47] Regarding the separation of church and state, what do Christian and Muslims have in common?
[10:36] What are some similarities between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam?
[11:05] "I see the world's history, and I see a Judeo-Christian/Islamic history because it's all Abrahamic monotheism starting at Judaism." Mustafa Akyol
[11:46] What the Three Abrahamic religions have in common—monotheism, rooting in the same tradition; and strange in..

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A wing and a prayer
or
the enemy
(this has to stop)

God lift me from the intolerable burden of my ignorance, arrogance, wilful blindness, bitterness and resentment

As I pray that others rise above the same faults and temptations

I watched Fox News release a message this week:

There are terrible things afoot under the surface of our society, and the perpetrators are coming for you

And coming for us

And then I watched the Democrats respond in panic and anger, saying:

There are terrible things afoot under the surface of our society, and the perpetrators are coming for you

And coming for us

Are there terrible things afoot, bubbling under the surface?
Is something coming for you?
And for us?

Ask yourself how true that is of yourself and your own life

Have you addressed all that?

Are you concerning yourself with the dust in your enemy’s eyes, instead of attending to the filth that obscures your own sight?

Do we want accusation, suspicion, discord, derision and hatred?

Or the peace and prosperity and happiness that beckons to us at this moment like never before?

Who’s the enemy here?

Is it the basket of deplorables?
Is it the freaks and the queers?

Is it the plumbers and carpenters and tradesmen and managers who work honestly and diligently during the day and the soldiers who stalwartly defend the borders and protect us?

Is it the artists and visionaries whose expressions of unbridled creativity entertain and rejuvenate us and who continually offer to us an unending panoply of technological miracle?

Is it the institutions that guide and protect us that so many lived and died to erect and establish which for all their faults have served us so well?

Do we want revenge or justice?
Do we want contempt or mercy?
Do we want war—or peace?

And what are you aiming at in your heart of hearts?

I see even the best of men degenerating into the exchange of blows.
I see even the best of men identifying the enemy in our neighbours and friends.
I see even the b..

Welcome to the Jordan B Peterson podcast season 4, episode 53. This episode was recorded on June 14th, 2021.

Dr. Clay Routledge is an existential psychologist, writer, and professor at North Dakota State University. He's also a senior research fellow at the Archbridge Institute and an editor for Profectus magazine. Dr. Routledge studies basic psychological needs and how they're shaped by family, social bonds, economics, and broader cultural worldviews. He has published over 100 scholarly papers, co-edited three books on existential psychology, and written several books, including Nostalgia: A Psychological Resource, Supernatural: Death, Meaning, and the Power of the Invisible World.

A lot of Dr. Routledge’s work - like Dr. Peterson's - focuses on the need for meaning. The two had a wide-ranging conversation about loneliness, meaning, nostalgia, Terror Management Theory, and existential psychology. They also shared views on human progress, responsibility, religion, and UFOs.

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[00:00] Intro
[00:18] Jordan B. Peterson introduces guest Dr. Clay Routledge
[01:55] How Dr. Clay Routledge got into his work
[09:43] Terror Management Theory
[18:33] The resistance to Terror Management Theory
[22:01] Existential Psychology
[27:09] The psychology of nostalgia
[34:31] What elicits nostalgia
[40:36] Pain responses
[44:58] Reminiscence therapy and nostalgia
[47:47] Collective nostalgia
[54:48] Religion and its cultural impact
[01:04:03] Secularism and UFOs
[01:08:33] Politics, control, and meaning
[01:16:36] The different kinds of meaning and the freedom of restraint
[01:24:17] Filling the hole of religion
[01:28:34] Human progress
[01:32:38] Dr. Routldge's survey of American progress amongst university students and the apocalypse
[01:43:43] Meaning across different cultures
[01:48:18] Religion in free-market societies and ethical principles
[01:51:56] Dr. Routledge's qualitative taxonomy on meaning
[01:55:18] Responsibility and meaning
[02:02:12] Loneliness
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Mikhaila, Africa Brooke, and Dr. Peterson talk about the disappointments and social pressures that made them second-guess "wokeness" and how, instead, one can lean on the backbone of individuality - even when surrounded by a culture that's not so keen on that idea.

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Dr. Peterson, Steven Pinker and Jonathan Haidt sit down to discuss a variety of topics in relation to societies function and creating the most stable systems for humans to function in, primarily by reviewing the examples history lends us.

Stephen Pinker is a Canadian-born American psychologist who advocated evolutionary explanations for the functions of the brain and thus for language and behavior. His books include the language instinct, How the mind works a blank slate, the better angels of our nature, the sense of style, and Enlightenment Now. His list of achievements, including being on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people today, is quite long and varied.

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His mission is to use research on moral psychology to help people understand each other and to help important social institutions work better. His books include The happiness hypothesis, The righteous mind, the coddling of the American mind.

Follow Steven's Twitter:
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https://stevenpinker.com/publications/rationality-what-it-why-it-seems-so-scarce-and-why-it-matters

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Read Jonathan's book:
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Jonathan's most recent essay:
https://www.persuasion.community/p/haidt-monomania-is-illiberal-and

[0:00] Intro
[00:18] Jordan introduces this week’s guests, Dr. Stephen Pinker and Dr. Jonathan Haidt
[02:47] Catching up with the recent research and endeavors of Jonathan Haidt. Elaborating on the framework of moralism versus true and false when viewing the world.
[07:00] How cognitive biases lead to a more pessimistic view of where the world is headed
[10:30] The problems with the idea of utopia, and its beneficial uses when properly inserted into a society’s belief (religio..

This episode was recorded on October 4th.

Dr. Jordan Peterson and Michael Shellenberger exchange ideas about the Apocalyptic Environmentalism that is getting mainstream coverage. Michael sheds light on the true impact of climate change and the theory of nuclear peace. As they dive into Michael’s new book, “San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities'', Dr. Peterson shares his view on the book and what he enjoyed about it.

Michael Shellenberger is the best-selling author of Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All, a Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment,” and “Green Book Award” winner. He is also the Founder and President of Environmental Progress, an independent and nonprofit research organization based in Berkeley, California. He advises policymakers around the world and has writings and TED talks viewed over 5 million times.

Read Michael’s books: shorturl.at/eijoL

Check out Environmental Progress: https://environmentalprogress.org

Follow Michael on Twitter: shorturl.at/amLO2

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[00:00] Jordan introduces this week's guest, Michael Shellenberger.
[01:07] The meaning of “Time” magazine “hero of environment” and “green book award winner”.
[01:33] Michael’s thoughts on the impact of environmentalism on mental health.
[02:59] Who Michael Shellenberger is and his book "Apocalypse Never."
[05:49] Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
[07:44] Dr. Peterson’s view towards dealing with problems.
[08:44] Being a good person according to Dr. Peterson.
[11:59] The religious movement of Apocalyptic Environmentalism.
[13:19] Dr. Peterson and values.
[21:17] Death of God and the highest ideal.
[24:02] Nature and the positive feminine.
[25:04] 'The Great Mother' by Erich Neumann.
[27:33] The relationship between plastic waste and OCD.
[29:57] Vegetarianism & the ritual of saying grace.
[31:04] Why Dr. Jordan thinks Becker's book is flawed.
[32:09] Erich Neumann 'The Origins and History of Consciousness.'
[36:31] Mass Extinction.
[37..

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Dr. Jordan B Peterson is a professor and clinical psychologist. The videos are derived from two sources:
1. His UToronto courses Maps of Meaning (which describes how values, including beliefs about good and evil, regulate emotion and motivation); and Personality & Its Transformations (which describes psychological theories from Eliade, Jung, Freud, Rogers, Gray, Luria, Sokolov, Vinogradova, Panksepp, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Solzhenitsyn as well as psychometric models such as the Big Five).
2. His public lectures on topics of general psychological relevance, including the meaning of music, the significance of hero mythology, and the structure of the world as represented in religion.