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Posted 18 January 2019 - 02:47 PM
Posted 18 January 2019 - 03:43 PM
Not familiar with him or his work at all, but a quick wiki search seems to indicate he is a critic of current liberal arts studies, and pick-your-ism in academia, and states these disciplines have been co-opted by Marxists. He has also argued that there is a lack of professionalism, objectivity, and peer review in many works in disciplines like gender studies, 3rd wave feminism, or ethnic studies. I can't speak intelligently about Jordan Peterson per se, but he isn't entirely wrong. I have studied history and museum studies, which are lefty disciplines, and I have to say much of the mundane stuff I had to read about was Marxist theory, Foucault, Derrida, and the like, as well as worked around or taken classes with people pursuing degrees like women's/ethnic/social justice/gender studies, etc. I have to agree that is the biggest complaint I would have about them: their methodology of reaching conclusions. They are often not very scientific or fact based. Often times, they start out with a conclusion, and look for facts that fit that conclusion, rather than following where the facts take them.
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