Summary – Jordan Peterson on Existentialism and Authenticity: “A truth you cannot live, is not true”
In this lecture, Peterson talks about the concept of ‘authenticity’, which is an important aspect of the existentialist philosophy. The problem, he states, is that most modern people, especially intelligent people, identify themselves with the contents of their intellect. If you can learn concepts on an abstract level, you are able to absorb them in an abstract way and identify yourself with those metaphysical concepts. On the other hand, those ideas are likely to have nothing to do with you as a person.
Lads and ladettes! We’ll be taking a break from publishing this week. We’ve got big plans and they require some concentrated effort on our part. We’ll return to the frey next week! In the meantime, check out the Jordan Peterson live on the Dave Rubin Show, about his new book which is set to launch in January.
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