Author Topic: How about a Discussion on Jordan Peterson?  (Read 332 times)

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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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Re: How about a Discussion on Jordan Peterson?
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2020, 06:58:15 pm »
The Rebel didn't have Gavin McInnes and Faith Goldy as guests - they worked there.  It's a shit-slinging organization and doesn't deserve to be considered legitimate.

We can say anything we like about anyone.  We can say Peterson hangs out with Nazis every weekend and throws up the salute, but that has nothing to do with the merit of his individual arguments.  Attacking the character, tone, motives, and who he may have associated with on one occasion, these are ad hominem arguments.  This fallacy is designed to discredit the person making the argument, and not the argument itself.  And it's fine to not like him personally, it's just not as interesting.

I find it a lot more interesting talking about his arguments about post-modernists dominating academia, and the causes of the gender wage gap., and how people have to grow up and take more responsibility in order to better their lives.
I can tell how good of a person you are by how you treat the people you disagree with.