The Importance of Being Ethical, with Jordan Peterson

 

By any measure, Dr. Jordan Peterson is the most famous (now former—as is discussed in this interview) Canadian professor of clinical psychology in the world. He’s also a deep thinker and a best-selling author of multiple books, and has amassed a huge following through podcasts, YouTube videos, and public speaking. Today, Jordan Peterson is one of the most influential voices in the “anti-woke” movement and this powerful interview demonstrates why.

Recorded on April 20, 2022, as part of a Classical Liberalism Seminar at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

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  1. Spin Coolidge
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    @Spin

    I’ve never cared much for Peterson, (though Peter’s son seems all right).  But this interview changed my view a bit.  

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  2. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    This was powerful. Peter, thanks for doing this interview. I have always enjoyed Dr. Peterson and I was happy to have seen him two years ago when he came to Atlanta. 

    His passion is so clear, and as a Therapist, I feel that in my heart as well. People are suffering out there and the left does not care. Indeed, the left desires suffering of others. 

    It is fascinating how Dr. Peterson spoke to the audience. How typical of him in an interview. I am glad one was there. 

     

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  3. Nick Plosser Coolidge
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    Excellent interview. Good to see Peterson back to form. 

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  4. Phil Turmel Coolidge
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    That was fabulous.

    I hope you hope you have a chance to follow up on this in a year or so, @peterrobinson.

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  5. No Caesar Thatcher
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    I finally read his book and came to understand why he’s so popular.  His arguments are both simple and hard.  He peels away the easy distractions that most people use.  Even though 12 Rules uses the list conceit, he effectively explains why and pokes fun at himself.  In short, following his “Rules” will lead to a better life, not necessarily an easier one, but a better one.

    This interview is wonderful.

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  6. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    I was so touched by his conclusion, when he spoke of the young people. His pain regarding those who will be our future was tangible.

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  7. Caryn Thatcher
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    I was so touched by his conclusion, when he spoke of the young people. His pain regarding those who will be our future was tangible.

    Indeed.  And our Peter Robinson is an excellent and sensitive interviewer.  

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  8. Old Bathos Moderator
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    It is noteworthy that Peterson does not offer a new philosophy or a novel point of view.  He has a gift for articulating the wisdom that is already built-in and right in front of us.  That he could ever be regarded as controversial is the clearest indication of how nuts is the current academic climate.

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  9. bernai Member
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    I have always enjoyed Jordan Peterson as something of a novelty in academia.  This interview was quite powerful though.  Thank you Peter for getting this one done and out there for all of us to see. 

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  10. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    Just excellent.  It makes no sense to me why Jordan Peterson is so feared by so many people.  I guess for some people it is a hateful, radical message to say you should take responsibility for your own life and act like an adult.

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