The Jerks of Academe

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  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  2. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    Seeing as how the man would possibly relish the title, I'll post this here. Unfortunately I'm sad to hear that he is going through a serious family and personal battle. Jordan Peterson has been in an induced coma and recovering from a benzo addiction. National Post CBC

     
  3. BlueMason

    BlueMason Audaces fortuna juvat

    JBP is an intellect; very well-spoken and articulate. He doesn't mince words but he does carefully choose his words when replying because he has been through the wringer. His books are quite good and have been extremely well received. He debunks myths with facts and studies - I'm a huge fan. His lectures and thoughts are on YouTube and I also quite enjoy his podcasts. If you haven't heard of him, check him out.
     
  4. GregWatts

    GregWatts Member

    I think JP is a quasi-lunatic who has admitted to seeing strange visions.

    That being said; I think his critique of neo-marxism is well done... I feel sorry for him.

    The debate between him and Harris in Vancouver is worth a watch.
     
  5. heirophant

    heirophant Well-Known Member

    I don't know much about him, and have never really been motivated to inquire more deeply. I will say that I find myself agreeing with much (not all) of the little I've heard. Of course I don't typically agree 100% with anyone, so nothing unusual there.

    The thing that struck me the most was how much hostility he generates. It's a little bizarre in my opinion. On discussion board after discussion board, there are people starting threads just to insult and attack him. I have no idea why. (I have gotten the impression that much of it comes from feminists.)

    Apparently he's supposed to be a "jerk of academe", but I don't know why or why he's being singled out.
     
  6. GregWatts

    GregWatts Member

    Feminists hate him for two reason; one legitimate and the other not. He tries to justify patriarchy based on a myth of God the father. Weird shit.

    Conversely, he does a mtivariate analysis to demonstrate that gender bias is salaries is smaller than is embraced by feminists. Seems true.
     

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