Facts from Values? Not without an intermediary: Notes on the Sam Harris Discussions (Part II)

2018-07-13T14:12:41+00:00

Sam Harris and I met in Vancouver on June 24 and 25 for what amounted to five hours of intense discussion about the possibility of a universal morality with a solid foundation. We continue our discussion (adding Douglas Murray into the mix) in Dublin on July 14 (tickets available here) and

Facts from Values? Not without an intermediary: Notes on the Sam Harris Discussions (Part II)2018-07-13T14:12:41+00:00

On the ark of the covenant, the cathedral, and the cross: Easter Message I

2018-03-29T09:01:51+00:00

There has to be a bridge between the finite and the infinite. There has to be a place where the ephemeral meets the eternal. There has to be a bridge between the knowable and the unknowable. There has to be bedrock at the foundation. The ark, which is the portal

On the ark of the covenant, the cathedral, and the cross: Easter Message I2018-03-29T09:01:51+00:00

On the so-called “Jewish Question”

2018-04-24T22:54:40+00:00

The players of identity politics on the far right continue ever-so-pathologically to beat the anti-Semitic drum, pointing to the over-representation of Jews in positions of authority, competence and influence (including revolutionary movements). I'm called upon--sometimes publicly, sometimes on social media platforms--to comment on such matters, and criticized when I hesitate

On the so-called “Jewish Question”2018-04-24T22:54:40+00:00

Recommended Books (June 2018 Edition)

2018-06-21T11:19:22+00:00

Literature/Philosophy Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway: A Farewell To Arms Ernest Hemingway: For Whom the Bell Tolls Stendhal: The Red and the Black Stendhal: The Charterhouse of Parma Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina John Steinbeck: Of Men and Mice

Recommended Books (June 2018 Edition)2018-06-21T11:19:22+00:00

My New Year’s Letter to the World

2018-02-12T14:04:04+00:00

Dear World: On January 16, I am going to talk with Sam Harris, on his podcast, Waking Up with Sam Harris. Dr. Harris is one of the so-called New Atheists, of which there are four. Like the other three Christopher Hitchens, Dan Dennett and Richard Dawkins – who, by the

My New Year’s Letter to the World2018-02-12T14:04:04+00:00

U of T Debate on Bill C-16 and Human Rights Legislation

2016-11-22T17:52:46+00:00

Here is the debate held Nov 19 at 9:30 am at the University of Toronto on Free Speech, Political Correctness and Bill C-16. Participants included Dean David Cameron, who introduced the debate. Mayo Moran, a law professor, who moderated it, psychology Professor Jordan B Peterson, speaking out against the

U of T Debate on Bill C-16 and Human Rights Legislation2016-11-22T17:52:46+00:00

The Rules for Making Peace

2016-11-22T18:05:22+00:00

A paper I wrote in 2005: Peacemaking Among Primates - JB Peterson Imagine two groups of people. Group A has their territory, and the rules that govern it. Group B has their territory, and the rules that govern it. One day, the groups come into contact. Now they have

The Rules for Making Peace2016-11-22T18:05:22+00:00

Maps of Meaning: Suggested Readings & Russian Translation

2018-03-12T14:00:44+00:00

In 1999 Routledge published my book,  Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief. It was the results of more than fifteen years of work -- thousands of hours of obsessive thinking and writing. It was my attempt to deal with the aftermath of Nietzsche's pronouncement of the Death Of God

Maps of Meaning: Suggested Readings & Russian Translation2018-03-12T14:00:44+00:00
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