12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Download-Review-Jordan B. Peterson's)


ISBN: 0345816021, 0241351642, 0241351634 | 2018 | EPUB | 448 pages | 16 MB

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left 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 lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention to the highest of gods? What dreadful 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 for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.

Review a self-help book from a culture warrior 
In recent years, Canadian Canadian psychiatrist Jordan P. Peterson has become a celebrity on the Internet and has produced a large number of videos and interviews on all political and social topics. He is a despot, a fighter, and an outspoken opponent of his opponents, especially Marxists and "postmodernists", who have a special attitude. He is a prolific cultural warrior, who does not have a truck with a "white privilege", a "cultural grab" and a host of other ideas associated with social justice movements. His reluctance to invite transsexuals by their preferred pronouns (unless they ask him) has earned his reputation as a transvop, and while marginalizing his views within academia, he has strengthened his reputation in conservative circles.

His academic work includes many types of research that seek to understand political and religious belief in terms of the so-called "Big Five" personality traits - openness, conscience, inclusiveness, kabbalism, and nervousness. His work incorrect political psychology has raised the eyebrows because of his recent proposal to purge "corrupt" academic departments of courses and teachers he considers to be infected with the disease.

In an e-mail to a journalist who described him as a "far right," he described his political policies as "a traditional British liberal," and I am highly open to the left, although I am also a conscience leaning to the right. Philosophically I am an individual, not a collective right or left. Metaphysics I am an American pragmatist that is strongly influenced by psychoanalysis and clinical thinking of Freud and Jung. "

This response captures a lot of what, for good and disease, reaches 12 bases for life, a long and often strange invasion in self-help type. A book that combines reasonable advice drawn from his clinical practice with inspirational anecdotes of his personal life, his academic work accounts in the field of psychology and a lot of intellectual history of the "great books" variety, which explains very biased ways.

The publisher preferred to shine his reputation as an opponent on the Internet, describing him tactfully as "a teller of the facts of modern times" and providing him with a biography for a page that begins:

Jordon B Peterson lifted and tightened in frozen ground in northern Alberta, flew a hammer roll in a carbon fiber stunt plane, piloted a mahogany race-boat around the island of Alcatraz, and explored an Arizona meteorite crater with a group of astronauts and the original building (Longus American). The top floor of his house in Toronto, entered into the coastal Pacific by removing a cloud of testosterone (leaving behind the long-awaited curiosity, why, exactly, one wants to wear Longos upstairs), the reader discovers that each of Peterson's 12 bases Explain it in an article delivered on the way A baroque bar that combines pulling your socks up-torsion with footnoted references to academic papers and metaphysics metaphysical excursions. He likes to benefit from the word "being" and also to talk about "the basic, biological and non-abusive emerging truth". In the inside of the page, we are told that "cowardly speed, shallow, wrong" and "meaning is what stands out beautifully and deeply like the newly formed Rosebud opening itself from nothingness in the sunlight and God." Strange effect, such as shouted by the rugby coach in Sarong.

Peterson's strict pro personality probably works well in a clinical setting, where he supposedly confronts damaged people in need of a personal power that can provide an external source of order and stability. Most of its rules relate to personal responsibility and make this kind of life choices that would allow the person to work efficiently in the world. We choose our friends wisely, discipline with the love of our children, respecting the wisdom of tradition and so on. He believes that one should move away from small personal choices towards larger social and political issues. "Do not blame capitalism, the radical left, or the sin of your enemies, do not reorganize the state until you have ordered your own experience." If you can not bring peace to your home, how dare you try to rule the city?

Unfortunately, he is not a man who will be content with a metaphor when he thinks there is a fundamental truth. As a good student of Young, he likes the original model, ideally one that he can land in biology. Relatives that, postmodern! When he wants to talk about duplication, he finds it in "brain structure at the level of total morphology". Sex at all is not fluid. "Males, females, parents and children are categories for us - natural categories, an integral part of our cognitive, emotional and motivational structures

 Big duality in 12 rules of life opposes order and chaos. Point of the rules, as provided for translation, to provide "antidote to chaos." Maintaining the system is at the heart of Peterson's worldview. It is the truth. It is singular and masculine. Chaos is the "eternal feminine", a mysterious gongy formulation that puts the author in the left position to reinforce the evidence of how to suppress the feminine principle. He praises this by talking about yin and yang, and "overlapping diodes," but if chaos is the "potential, growth and adventure" that he sometimes remembers to Genovelkt, he is obviously primarily busy keeping it in the Gulf.

Chaos is the realm of lies, the language of persuasion, Jacques Derrida, ethnic studies and boys who think they are girls. These things are bad enough in themselves, but they are basically treacherous because they form a kind of gateway drug to totalitarianism. In a podcast interview he explains:

It is not easy to live in a fair way, but the alternative is hell ... I learned a lot about the importance of spoken truth as a balancing force against tyranny and tyranny. It is not an alternative political structure that is a compensatory force, it's the spoken truth that is the compensatory force. Why do I put my job online so I have an opinion on consciences? Because the ability to speak the truth is the bulwark against hell.

This religious language is not metaphorical. Peterson does not like to ask if he believes in God, complains to the interview that the question is intended to "square him in", but 12 rules of life are saturated with Christian theology. Many pages dedicated to the interpretation of the Bible, his ideas about lies lead him first to Goebbels and a "big lie" of propaganda, then to "the father of lies" - not Derrida, but Satan. When thinking of shooting at the Columbine school, he went to wonder if Eric Harris was not, in fact, embodying Satan.

What makes this book extremely troublesome is Peterson's failure to follow many of the rules he defines with such Centeniousness. He does not "assume that the person who listens to him may know something he does not do." He is far from "careful in his word", allowing him basic concepts (such as "existence" and "chaos") to slip until he loses any clear meaning. He is happy to raise a strict regime against straw, but "postmodernism" and Marxists are the smartest scarecrows, so his intellectual triumphs seem hollow. He seems honest, somewhat admirable in his fierce desire in fact, but much less well along with his journey than he thinks, and ends his repressive book, Hectoring is exempt from being free of it.

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