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Re: How about a Discussion on Jordan Peterson?
« on: October 09, 2020, 11:19:47 am »
Nietzsche literally moralized everything.  His books were called "On the Genealogy of Morality" and "Beyond Good and Evil".

But i see what you're saying.  I think to be an academic, you can't be an activist.  You need to look at things objectively, or else it becomes much easier to run into confirmation bias, and then your research is just worthless lies.  From an academic sense, "Hitler did X and that's bad" isn't nearly as important as "Hitler did X because of Y and Z".

Peterson's perspectives on psychology are 1000x more interesting than his political views.

Yes, but consider that Jordan's reputation rests largely on his inability to say what he means on being a Christian believer or not. For a highly intelligent individual, that's completely unacceptable.

Harris had the stake ready to drive into his devious heart but must have seen good reasons to allow him to survive. Perhaps Harris was thinking of his value as a 'moralist', as is being hinted at by MH.

I agree with MH in that if we're to have a moralist then the person who takes on the job will have to start from a less flawed position than Jordan's. He can never doubletalk his way out of his Christian/atheist positions.
It was believed afterward that the man was a lunatic, because there was no sense in what he said. ~M.T.