Nicate clearly Instead the Scriptures are demythologized discover the moral teaching "That Is Being Communicated "is being communicated its myths xxvii 34 35 brings us to the second major issueChristians should be concerned with Peterson s handling of Christian doctrine and Scripture et alone his false Gospel Yet not even the non Christian will find a plausible gospel here Instead those who follow Peterson s rules are bound to find themselves in deeper despair than that which drove them to Peterson in the first placeThroughout the book he takes the stance of an old man dispensing wisdom a scholarly authority dispensing his knowledge Yet unlike the old person speaking from The Stray Bullet lifeong experience or the authority speaking hard old person speaking from Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 3 lifeong experience or the authority speaking hard truth Peterson s book does not escape the category of opinion That is he never offers a credible reason why we should believe the philosophy he offersThe nihilism to which this book responds emerged from a vacuum of truth and meaning with god dead as 20th century thought claimed no objective standard was How to Fix a Broken Heart (TED Books) left for truth and meaning It was uickly discovered that humanity was insufficient to the task of formulating their own meaning and formulating your own truth is a contradiction in terms Instead of returning the reader to an objective foundation Peterson suggests that taking responsibility for being will produce its own meaning 199 201 283The problem of course is that meaning is not something that can emerge of its own accord Peterson suggests that meaning will emerge as you take responsibility for being yet this hardly seems the natural order of things We are motivated to do something because we see it to be meaningful We set goals and achieve them when we are assured they have meaning we do not find meaning by setting goals Without transcendence without a God who orders reality authoritatively sets out good and bad right and wrong there can be no meaning Meaning is intrinsically tied with morality pursuing what is good and true and eschatology pursuing the proper end Without a purposeful plan for history a distinct direction and a standard by which to evaluate progress in that direction their can be no meaningByeaving meaning and truth 157 159 230 in the hands of the individual Peterson never manages to offer a reasonable or satisfactory answer to the problem he is attempting to solve If truth is the story you tell with your Bloody Crystal life 230 what foundation is there for the hundreds of moral evaluations he makes What reason do we have to trust his adviceisten to his opinion when there is no foundation for the claims he makesPeterson offers some genuinely good advice and surely many people need to hear his call to take responsibility for La sculpture sur pierre : Art et techniques life and do something with it though I doubt those who need to hear this the most will bother reading the book However by giving no f I want to thank Mr Peterson for writing this bookI may have found myself re reading certain sentences or paragraphs I struggled to take in and used my dictionary regularly than in a game of scrabble as he uses some words I ve never heard spoken but it was totally worth the readIike him a Bear Humbug lot from what I ve seen on YouTube and his words in this bo I uiteike Jordan Peterson I think he has interesting things to say I think he s unfairly criticised often for things he hasn t said I was curious what he had to say here so I went as far as paying money to find out which was a mistakeI think he should roll back on criticising other people s writing rule 6 get your own house in order I uickly got bogged down when rather than illustrate and explain his point he rambled off on some exegesis of the first chapters of Genesis You can t draw timeless truths from books that are neither timeless nor true and I wish he would get over this thing he has for holy books When he sticks to evolutionary biology he starts to say interesting and useful things I enjoyed reading another passage about his hometown I dipped into but trawling through biblical passages waiting for him to make a point is extremely tiresome My copy will be available soon through a 2nd hand book charity on here if you want it As new partially read I Afterlife like Jordan Peterson aot I ve particularly enjoyed his explanations and verbal jousting with some of his interviewers so I was Blue Is for Nightmares looking forward to reading this book to understand about his opinionsI enjoyed the anecdotes and personal stories which mostly come in the second half of the book Unfortunately I found the first half of the book hard going and it seems that most of his foundational ideas are taken from Heidegger s concept of Being which Peterson does not try to justify or explain he just takes it for granted even though apparently Heidegger struggled to explain it page xxxiPeterson gives case after case I don t usually write reviews but th. Irls must beeft alone what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street What does the nervous system of the Heroes Die lowlyobster have to tell us about standing up straight with our shoulders back and about success in ife Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods What .
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AND THOUGHT TO MYSELF WHY WASTEthought to myself why waste I m some sort of media hermit obviously and hadn t heard of the author until a friend waxed yrical about how he regularly beat interviewers and opponents The style of writing may appeal to some but to me it was The Strathmore Club like syrup As for the content it was basic on psychology Lobster behaviour is interesting to illuminate a tiny amount of human behaviour from a taken for granted evolutionary point of view but in terms of offering an insight into human psyches a very tiny insight would be the goal of humble thinkers it fails toeave the ground Among all the cloying rhetoric is the author s anger towards progressive politics which he dismisses in the usual way of ibertarians that is without analysis or apparent knowledge The star given here is in recognition that the text provides a small insight into the state of public consumption of shoddy third rate soi disant intellectuals If you have not noticed there is a problem in our society True there are many problems but one is particularly pressing This is nihilism the absence of meaning in the sense of both ultimate goals and present values Nihilism stands behind much of the purposelessness joylessness and moral chaos of "our society It has been particularly devastating to young males in North America the audience for "society It has been particularly devastating to young males in North America the audience for Jordan Peterson s writing and videos appear to be created and by whom they are most eagerly received Peterson offers meaning order amidst the chaos of our society he proffers purpose a way forward towards fulfillment he even offers happiness the reward that comes at the end of the intentional pursuit of meaningful ivingLet s be clear what he is offering is a gospel good news for the Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus lost and oppressed He is saying that hope joy and purpose can be found But the gospel he offers turns out to be no gospel at all it is a false gospel thateaves an even bigger hole than the one it was intended to fill What is his answer Take responsibility for being take control of your present and choose to move forward in the future Do not blame others for your circumstances or depend on another for rescue but choose to walk the fine Geometry Part 1: Quickstudy Laminated Reference Guide (Quick Study Academic) line between the chaotic unknown and the orderly known world by pressing forth to craft your own meaningThis he claims is what the individual soulongs for and is how we can ead to a collective flourishing over against the atrocities of the 20th century eg xxxv The 12 rules he outlines all unpack this charge take responsibility for your being from different angles Instead of summarizing his rules I think it will be profitable to consider his agenda as a whole and why his gospel is no gospel at allIf you have studied philosophy you will uickly notice that Peterson is heavily influenced by the existentialist tradition mediated through Heidegger finding himself very close to the Christian philosophers Paul Tillich and Rudolf Bultmann In Peterson s brand of existentialism the traditional uestions of philosophy are collapsed into ethics into the uestion of how should and do we ive Epistemology the uestions of collapsed into ethics into the uestion of how should and do we Historical Archaeology: Why the Past Matters live Epistemology the uestions of and how we know it and metaphysics the uestion of standards for truth and the reality of experience are collapsed into the central imperative of existentialism take responsibility for Being Being capitalized by Peterson following the tradition of Heidegger refers to the totality of human experience both individual my experience and corporate our experience xxxi How Peterson thinks taking responsibility for Being should be done is unpacked through the 12 rules explained in the book The definition employed early in the book is helpful We must each adopt as much responsibility as possible for individualife society and the world xxxiiiIn the tradition of the old The Happiest Baby on the Block liberal theologians namely Adolf Harnack and the existentialist Rudolf Bultmann Peterson presents his philosophy ofife in Christians terms redefining doctrines of depravity atonement original sin and faith in terms of existentialism eg 55 59 189 90 226 This brings us to the first problem of the book Many Christians I have talked to see Peterson s concern for Scripture and its centrality for western society as a refreshing breeze in modern thought But It becomes clear early on eg 43 359 that Peterson s interest in Scripture is not that of a Christian nor of a sort that is compatible with Christianity Instead Scripture is a deposit of ancient wisdom insights spewed forth from the depths of Being itself think of Being in the corporate sense above eg 104The wisdom Peterson finds in the Bible is conveniently his own existentialist Jungian as in the psychological system of Carl Jung philosophy eg Rule 2 It is not only that he rejects the inspiration and authority of Scripture but he rejects its ability to commu. #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWhat does everyone in the modern world need to know Renowned psychologist Jordan B Peterson's answer to this most difficult of uestions uniuely combines the hard won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting edge scientific researchHumorous surprising and informative Dr Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and .
E thing is I ike Jordan Peterson but this book is so far from the standard he sets in his dialogue that but this book is so far from the standard he sets in his dialogue that have to express disappointment I felt ike most paragraphs were rambles that made me think What the hell does this have to do with the actual rule So much of this book felt painful to read because of how dull and pointless it wasPlease don t read this book It will ruin your perception of Dr Peterson I first heard about Peterson when he was debating on bill C 16 Not Releasing Heaven on Earth: Gods Principles for Restoring the Land long after I discovered he had a YouTube channel full ofectures and talks At that point of my The Future of English Teaching Worldwide life I was truely bitter A 23 year old man contemplatingife At the time I was in a relationship for 4 years I seemed happy but was in deep frustration and My grandmother "which raised me since i was was "raised me since I was born was with cancer the worst kind of it An incurable one I had a decent paying job well above the average but still something was missing I had become nihilistic I accepted the absence of a higher meaning and truely believed at that point that Between life hadittle meaning I was petrified of the thought of having a child All of the aforementioned degraded my relashipnship with my parents and Sigrid Liljeholm little sister to minimalistic contactI decided uite impulsively to buy this bookI just finished reading it actually a few minutes ago This book has an unmeasurable significance to me It rekindled my interest iniving made me aware of my own faults and virtues My nihilism has come to a halt and I could proudly say that I m on my way to finding my purpose in David Starr Space Ranger life whatever it might be I tried This book had so many excellent reviewsI just don t understandI was following nicely aboutobsters and posture It made senseI ignored the tone which was borderline yellingI ignored the sweeping generalizationsI ignored the biblical passages that started to overtake every paragraph in a uasi word salad way I ve studied the Bible since I could read I know when something is offI can only compare this book to a very Crusader conspiracy Banner books long sermon where I m trying to follow along and derive some wisdom As the hours wear on everyone is shaking their heads in agreement and I I found his position on women to be very disappointing Btw I m a guy It was very bad I don t want to support an authorike that I wish I could get my money back honestly and that s a first I will admit this right off the bat I knew nothing of Jordan Peterson or any of his ideology before reading this book I must have existed in a vacuum as I merely picked this book up as it was given as an RecommendsCurious about the title I purchased on impulseI am very glad I didI am not Jordan Peterson s supposed target audience I used supposed because I don t think he actually claims to have oneI am a The Book of Earths: Hollow Earth, Ancient Maps, Atlantis, and Other Theories (Forgotten Books) liberal Asianeft An English Translation of Fa Tsangs Commentary on the Awakening of Faith leaning moderate with a background in philosophy theology and film studies I support the women s right movement eual pay and I find the Republican party of today rather distasteful for the anti science movement they espouseThat being said this book spoke to me It is not an easy read I had to re read chapters slowly to fully condense my thoughts I agree with the critical review that stated you have to be intellectually euipped to really get the most out of this I had to utilize my background in philosophy and religion to go beyond the surface of what the author was trying to say This is not a book you canisten to at 2x speed on Audible and hope to retain anything imo You need to digest thisThat being saidPeterson s deft weaving of theology mythology and just overall cogent arguments and viewpoints made me really respect and open up my mind to things I never fully thought about I find it aughable that a Harvard professorpsychologist has been embraced by the alt right when even a moderately close reading of this text repudiates all that they stand forPeterson is direct He has opinions I don t always agree with them But he is genuinely expressing himself and the belief that we should all try to be better We should all try to be compassionate and most of all we all should try to understand our humanity a ittle each and every thereThere s no division in this book there s just deep anguish at the current state of humanity and its capacity for evil There s some exasperation at the way things are currently constructed in society that is in many ways The University of Chicago Spanish English English Spanish Dictionary lost And most of all there s compassion and a belief that if we all got together in a room and truly talked the world would be a better placeI would shy away from the noise around Peterson in the headlines on Youtube and in how the idealogues use him or even his own personal media narrative to justify their twisted beliefs Don tet the fact that the Alt Right has co opted this man to make him a mascot Just read the book independently and make your own judgments You I magnifici dieci ll be glad you did. Readful paths do people tread when they become resentful arrogant and vengeful Dr Peterson journeys broadly discussing discipline freedom adventure and responsibility distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules forife 12 Rules for Lifeshatters the modern commonplaces of science faith and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its reader. ,