Jordan Peterson thinks it makes sense to compare humans with lobsters

thirdform

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like I'm not one of those who says existence isn't a logical predicate (property) of things, otherwise we wouldn't be able to talk about this stuff. the problem is existence itself is a linguistic predicate (and logic is nothing but linguistic) and God by nature is absolute negativity and cannot be reduced to discourse. So to then argue an ideal of free speech is tantamount to God is to argue that free speech cannot be quantified and even defended. and we are back to plutocracy, meritocracy and kleptocracy of all sorts. it's window dressing for something radically old hat and hoary. really boring!
 

pattycakes_

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Regardless of where he might have started out, and I'm not interested enough to try and find out, it seems clear that being sucked into the culture wars sends you mad. Positions harden and coarsen into caricature. No ambiguity or compromise is permissable. It's how you can end up eating nothing but steak. Steak for breakfast. Steak for lunch. Steak for tea. There's a demented wind blowing.
Good post
 

luka

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I wonder if it's even possible to stand outside it as a public figure though? Can you really be a neutral?
 

pattycakes_

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It would mean you don't believe in the existing structures and you are trying to work outside of them. Sure, people will try to push you through the holes. But...
 

luka

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hes got coronavirus now apparently. not much going right for him lately.
 

luka

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Ridiculous cosplay from the waistcoats and blazers and slicked back hair to the wood panelling and the oil paintings. Peterson comes across well though. Just sounds like an acid head.
 

chava

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Ridiculous cosplay from the waistcoats and blazers and slicked back hair to the wood panelling and the oil paintings. Peterson comes across well though. Just sounds like an acid head.
He doesn't fit into Oxford or whereever they are. He is from the prairie after all
 
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WashYourHands

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Scruton clearly can’t recall the carnivalesque traditions so prevalent in the world. And I can’t be the only one to have seen Peterson’s jumper under a jacket look and thought

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luka

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He doesn't fit into Oxford or whereever they are. He is from the prairie after all
You can see it. He's so excitable and over enthusiastic and naive. These are qualities only available to colonials.
 
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