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Jordan Peterson: The Limits of Free Speech? - Philosophy Special with Alex Gooch - Explore Extra


Jordan Peterson: The Limits of Free Speech? - Philosophy Special with Alex Gooch - Explore Extra

Tutor: Alex Gooch

Canadian psychology professor Jordan Peterson exploded into public consciousness in 2016, due to a series of YouTube videos criticizing political correctness, declaring his refusal to be bound by a new law which would (he said) compel him to use certain gender pronouns when talking to students and colleagues. Since then, Peterson has emerged as one of the most prominent public intellectuals in the English-speaking world. A contentious, polarising figure associated with numerous controversies and known to his opponents (rightly or wrongly) as the ‘darling of the alt-right’. This session will seek to take both Peterson and his critics seriously.

The first part of the session will look at his major works, their use of Jungian and evolutionary psychology as well as religious and literary ideas, to investigate the nature of good and evil at both individual and social levels. In the second part of the session, we will look at some of the controversies which have swirled around him and the charges (such as racism, sexism and transphobia) which have been laid against him.

This session is part of the EXPLORE membership programme.   N.B. Explore members do NOT need to purchase this session separately - it is included in your membership.

Enjoyable learning in a friendly environment - improve your well-being and learn at the same time

Flexible - attend as much or as little as you like

Good value

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