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  • The Canadian psychology professor Jordan Peterson burst into public awareness when he opposed the compulsory use of newfangled gender-pronouns.
  • 301 Pages
  • Literary Criticism, Subjects & Themes

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The Canadian psychology professor Jordan Peterson burst into public awareness when he opposed the compulsory use of newfangled gender-pronouns. He has since published two best-selling books, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (2018) and Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life (2021), and has become the leading public intellectual on social media. Although Peterson has an almost cult-like following, and arouses strong passions, both for and against, there has been very little focused, objective criticism of his provocative views on a wide variety of topics: the role of religion, the alleged need for more value and meaning in the modern world, the way young people should conduct their lives, the history of Marxism and postmodernism, male-female relations; the interpretation of Bible stories, the inevitability of hierarchy and inequality, and the application of Jungian archetypes. Jordan Peterson: Critical Responses brings together new and searching criticisms of various specific aspects of Peterson's ideas. Though on balance decidedly critical, the authors represent a range of different backgrounds and philosophical assumptions, and the criticisms are fair and temperate, eschewing the personal attacks which have marred many of the pronouncements of Peterson's opponents.



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The Canadian psychology professor Jordan Peterson burst into public awareness when he opposed the compulsory use of newfangled gender-pronouns. He has since published two best-selling books, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (2018) and Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life (2021), and has become the leading public intellectual on social media.

Although Peterson has an almost cult-like following, and arouses strong passions, both for and against, there has been very little focused, objective criticism of his provocative views on a wide variety of topics: the role of religion, the alleged need for more value and meaning in the modern world, the way young people should conduct their lives, the history of Marxism and postmodernism, male-female relations; the interpretation of Bible stories, the inevitability of hierarchy and inequality, and the application of Jungian archetypes.
Jordan Peterson: Critical Responses brings together new and searching criticisms of various specific aspects of Peterson's ideas. Though on balance decidedly critical, the authors represent a range of different backgrounds and philosophical assumptions, and the criticisms are fair and temperate, eschewing the personal attacks which have marred many of the pronouncements of Peterson's opponents.



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"Dr. Jordan Peterson holds forth eloquently on a rather wide range of topics and finds a huge, eager audience. I guess he must be right occasionally. This long overdue book is an excellent compilation of criticisms of Dr. Peterson's ideas from many different angles. A much-needed contribution to cleaning up our intellectual discourse."

--Dr. Jeffrey A. Schaler, author of Addiction Is a Choice (2002)

"In Jordan Peterson: Critical Responses, a remarkably broad range of writers compare and contrast Peterson's thought with that of notables ranging from Karl Marx (Gordon and Tang) to Marcus Aurelius (Sandra Woien). Those looking for uncritical praise or debunking of the pronoun-reluctant Canuck should look elsewhere, but readers interested in a genuinely broad range of responses to a highly relevant contemporary thinker may have found an important text."

--Wilfred Reilly, author of Taboo: 10 Facts You Can't Talk About (2020)

"Illuminating and provocative in equal measure, this fine collection of essays captures countless facets of one of the most refreshingly heterodox intellectuals of our time."

--James Orr, author of The Mind of God and the Works of Nature (2019)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 301
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Subjects & Themes
Publisher: Open Universe
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Street Date: January 25, 2022
TCIN: 86201457
UPC: 9781637700129
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-6258
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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