A few observations from the way Peterson responds to attack questions:
Observations concerning Peterson's responses to ideologically-based questions:
This is our second foundational exercise following that conducted on Dennis Prager. The purpose is to to arrive at a sound understanding of who such people are, but the inbuilt foundational stance we all have that sets the standards for all the creation of worlds mediated by meaning, orientations, diagnosis and evaluations, and estimates for scope and constraints on rational action during times of fundamental institutional change.
Educational Projects: Foundations: Jordan Peterson I
It took a few weeks, but here is the word clusters broken down by question asked. After this we take up the question of what Peterson is about, i.e., our interpretation of the event not only in terms of the event itself but in the context of a greater world within which this particular event has meaning.
Analyzing Peterson's responses to "real" questions:
Last week we established that there are three general types of questions: real, attack, and ideologically driven. This week we explored Peterson's response to the four attack questions in order to understand how he dealt with the issues involved behind the question. A few suprising observations:
This week we delved into the questions themselves, specifically the intentions of the person asking the question and generally the background of the question itself. At this point we introduce the notion of a "Non-Present Presence", for our previous work suggests that there is some "presence" outside of the event itself that not only sets the grounds for the question but is the "real" entity to which Peterson is engaged. This "presence" arose when Peterson became a public personality following his critique of Bill 16, exposing him to contemporary battles, the need to understand his "opposition", and making a judgment as to their intentions.
Entering Lonergan's Novum Organon
In this opening session we consider the context of this YouTube communications event. This is similar to working within the functional specialty of Research so necessary when it comes to the next specialty of Interpretation. All this is to prepare the ground for our personal encounter with Jordan Peterson at the Foundations level of conversion and differentiation of mind. Details are given in the attached pdf.
Cambridge University, England, November 2018: stepping into a modern Roman Coliseum?
Jordan Peterson being interviewed before the Cambridge Union, published November 4, 2018.