Jordan Peterson

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Doctor Jordan Bernt Peterson (born June 12th, 1962) is a Canadian professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, clinical psychologist, and best-selling author. Peterson is known for writing the multi-million-copy international bestseller 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, which reached #1 for nonfiction in 2018 in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, Brazil and Norway, and now slated for translation into 50 languages.

Religious Views

Though Peterson had previously said that he was indeed a Christian[1], when later asked if he believes in God, Peterson replied: "I think the proper response to that is No, but I'm afraid He might exist"[2]. His religious beliefs draw from Jung's philosophy of religion, Taoism, and Christian existentialism.

Political Views

Peterson describes himself as a classical liberal and a traditionalist. He does not consider himself a right-winger, despite being pegged as one by the liberal media, who also smears him as "fascist" and "alt-right". He has said that both political extremes are "equally dangerous", and criticizes identity politics. Fans of Peterson have told him that he actually de-radicalized them from political fringes, contrary to what liberals claim. He is also a harsh critic of post-modernist leftism and political correctness, suggesting that college students avoid subjects like women's studies, racial and ethnic studies, sociology, and English literature, among other fields of academia he believes are infiltrated by Neo-Marxists.

In a 2018 interview with CBC News, far-left psychology professor Bernard Schiff, who is also from the University of Toronto, claimed that Peterson was "dangerous" and that he was encouraging "misogyny" among his following[3]. When posted to YouTube, the CBC's video of the interview was heavily ratioed and criticized, with it receiving an average of around 11 dislikes for every like it received (over 22,000 dislikes vs. less than 2,000 likes), while commentors pointed out, among other criticisms, Peterson's comments and opinions being intentionally taken out of context and misrepresented by Schiff and CBC News reporter Wendy Mesley (who conducted the interview) as well as unprofessional journalism on the network's part.

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Notes

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIB05YeMiW8.
  2. Blatchford, Christie (January 19, 2018). "Christie Blatchford sits down with 'warrior for common sense' Jordan Peterson". National Post. Retrieved January 19, 2018
  3. Is Jordan Peterson dangerous? at CBC News YouTube channel (Warning: Contains fake news and manipulated content)

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