The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast
The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson

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Join intellectual phenomenon Dr. Jordan Peterson and his daughter Mikhaila for enlightening discourse that will change the way you think. This podcast breaks down the dichotomy of life through interviews and lectures that explain how individuals and culture are shaped by values, music, religion, and beyond. It will give you a new perspective and a modern understanding of your creativity, competence, and personality. For advertising opportunities please email: [email protected]    Privacy Policy: https://www.studio71.com/us/terms-and-conditions-use/#Privacy%20Policy

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256. Richard Dawkins & Jordan Peterson Discuss Psychedelics, Consciousness, and Artificial Intelligence
MAY 26, 2022
256. Richard Dawkins & Jordan Peterson Discuss Psychedelics, Consciousness, and Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Richard Dawkins is a British evolutionary biologist, theorist, and one of the world’s foremost atheists. In this episode, Dr. Dawkins and I discuss religion, psychedelics, consciousness, symbolism, postmodernism, and the importance of objective truth. Links: To follow Dawkins on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RichardDawkins Website: https://richarddawkins.com/ Read Dawkins’ articles: https://richarddawkins.com/articles To donate to the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science: https://richarddawkins.net/donate/ Show Notes: [0:00] Intro [1:30] Jordan’s rise to fame, Bill C-16, and Free Speech [5:30] Intimidation and fear of speaking out against the far left [9:10] Micro retreats [11:40] Dawkins’ paper about the organism as a model [18:30] Female sexual selection [21:10] Differences between Jordan and Dr. Dawkins' thinking [24:00] Jeffrey Gray, his work on modeling, Psychedelics, and Anxiety [30:00] Psychedelics, Symbolism, and Consciousness [41:00] Jordan’s experiences with psilocybin and yoga [45:40] Postmodernism, Lacan, Foucault, and Mikhaila’s Oxford Union debate [52:30] Jordan addresses Dawkins' assertion that despite being against postmodernist thinking he at times utilizes symbolism to speculate in a way which is similar to them. [53:50] Finding commonality between myths and symbols across cultures [55:50] False pattern recognition and revelatory thoughts [59:20] Objective truth and the scientific process [1:07:10] Unpleasant or dangerous truths [1:08:10] The metaphysical vision of the redeeming power of truth [1:10:10] Jordan and Dawkins discuss the idea that a narrative drives the process of inquiry, even in regards to objective truth [1:12:50] Humans’ ability to understand difficult concepts on a biological level [1:16:10] Question: Do you identify the religious impulse or even the religious phenomenon with the totalitarian proclivity for dogmatic certainty and the potential acceleration of aggression and atrocity as a consequence? [1:20:10] Question: To what degree do you think that consciousness operates as a fundamental mechanism of selection and shaping? [1:23:00] Artificial intelligence and the metaphysical significance of consciousness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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86 MIN
255. What We Can All Learn From Islam & The Quran  | Hamza Yusuf & Jordan Peterson
MAY 23, 2022
255. What We Can All Learn From Islam & The Quran | Hamza Yusuf & Jordan Peterson
This episode was recorded on December 28th, 2021. In this episode, Hamza Yusuf and I discuss the core beliefs of Islam, Hamza’s conversion, the importance of bridging religions, and the problem with our culture now. Hamza Yusuf is an American neo-traditionalist Islamic scholar, co-founder of Zaytuna College, and the author of seven books, including Purification of Heart: Signs, Symptoms, and Cures of the Spiritual Diseases of the Heart, Agenda to Change our Condition, and The Marvels of the Heart: Science of the Spirit. —Links— Follow Hamza on Instagram: https://instagram.com/shaykh_hamzayusuf Twitter: https://twitter.com/sh_hamzayusuf YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/user/SandalaMediaCenter Every other Hamza link: https://linktr.ee/HamzaYusuf —Chapters— 0:00 — Intro 1:01 — Religious upbringing 5:09 — Community & freethinking 7:03 — The glue that holds things together 9:59 — The problem with our culture  10:01 — Arabic word for disbeliever  13:00 — Gratitude despite suffering 17:02 — Jacques Lusseyran  20:53 — Repentance I 30:11 — Cleanliness, prayer, discernment 32:48 — Repentance II  33:55 — Hamza's conversion & near-death experience 40:24 — Preparing to die 45:38 — What drew Hamza to Islam 48:30 — Obedience to God—practically & conceptually  50:29 — Islam vs. collectivist philosophies 53:20 — Differentiating religious beliefs 54:48 — Aurel Kolnai  57:23 — The idea of evil 1:00:49 — Religiosity, atheism, values 1:07:04 — Creation, evolution, consciousness 1:09:26 — Islam in practice 1:16:44 — Importance of bridging religions 1:18:57 — Summary of Islam’s core beliefs  1:22:20 — Commonalities among religions #Islam #Atheism #Values #Gratitude #Religion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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100 MIN
253. Canada's Next PM? | Pierre Poilievre
MAY 16, 2022
253. Canada's Next PM? | Pierre Poilievre
This conversation was recorded on May 9, 2022. Pierre Poilievre, a life-long conservative, is running to be the Prime Minister of Canada. Pierre has served as a trusted senior cabinet minister in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government and has served as a Member of Parliament for seven terms. He grew up in Calgary and graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in International Relations.  We discussed his election efforts, Canada’s energy infrastructure and economic policy, as well as Poilievre’s mission to tackle the housing crisis, lower the cost of living, defund Canadian media, and develop Canadian natural resources.  To vote for Conservative leader you must become a member: https://donate.conservative.ca/en/membership-poilievre/ —Chapters— 0:00 — Intro 5:21 — Conservative Philosophy & Free Market System 8:32 — Left-Wing Ideas & Socialism 12:32 — Government in Scandanavian Countries 15:15 — University & Political Ambitions 18:47 — Political Rallies  22:51 — Housing Crisis, Loss of Personal Freedom & Delivering Hope 27:04 — Poilievre’s Mission  29:34 — Problems in Canada & Proposals 34:55 — Economic Policy 40:31 — Climate Change, Energy Infrastructure & Canadian Resources 46:07 — Canadian Press Subsidies & Defunding CBC 55:56 — Justin Trudeau 1:03:55 — Jagmeet Singh 1:09:13 — Sacrificing the Economic Interests of the Working-Class & Trucker’s Protest 1:17:54 — Emergencies Act 1:22:18 — Freedom as a Unifying Principle 1:25:45 — Outro #Canada #Election #Conservative #PrimeMinister #Government  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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94 MIN