The Liminalist # 153: Jordan Peterson’s Elusive Metaphysic (with Norman Young)

First of two-part conversation with Norman Young on from biology to theology, The Last Jedi, investigating Jordan Peterson, the meaning of life vs purpose of life, “don’t think about futility,” de-emphasizing Satan, a worldly focus, keeping it equivocal, Peterson’s metaphysic, a pragmatic context, Darwinism as metaphorical context, the concept of eternity, a Liberal Protestant ethic,

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The Liminalist # 152.5: The Straw of Identification (with Gregory Desilet)

Part two of return conversation with Gregory Desilet, on cognitive dissonance of critics, morality vs. taste, the benign effects of art, Taxi Driver, Fight Club the book and film, the critic’s role, Pauline Kael as midwife, the quality of response, an absence of contrapuntal characters, a circle of victimage, John Hinckley, Jr., the need for

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The Liminalist # 152: Semblance of an Enemy (with Gregory Desilet)

Return two-part conversation with Greg Desilet, on rethinking melodrama, mythology and Joseph Campbell, the Greeks & Nietzsche, myths vs. melodrama, violent myths as relief from disembodiment, a home for the displaced, the opposite of art, message movies, Dostoyevsky, Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, Taxi Driver, sympathy for the damned, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, how Leatherface feels, puberty &

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The Liminalist # 151: No Atheists in Foxholes (with Elena Nikitina)

Conversation with Elena Nikitina, author of Girl, Taken, on when the Soviet Union collapsed, when structures dissolve, growing up in Communist Russia, banking collapse, mobsters moving in, victims of the system, Elena’s kidnapping, telling her story, meeting Patrick Quinlan, working on Smoked screenplay, Natasha Kampusch, Grasshopper script, trauma, being a survivor, the survivor community, Adverse

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The Liminalist # 150.5: A Divine Facsimile (with Nick Goudie)

Second of two-part conversation with Nick Goudie, on Christian conservatives, Nick’s conversion & baptism, Liberal Christianity, democracy vs. monarchy, Jordan Peterson & working to build a better world, social progress & Christianity, the End Times, attempts to reshape God’s creation, the virus of reform, dialectics, spiritual Darwinism, civilized barbarities, an image of God, Fabian revolutionaries,

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    What follows is a guest post from the author Gregory Desilet, in response to the conversation between Camille Paglia and Jordan B. Peterson titled “Modern Times” which I sent Greg for comment. I don’t necessarily agree with everything Greg writes here (and may respond specifically in the comments), but I think he hits on some […]
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  • The Cross Marks the Spot: Jordan Peterson’s Treasure Map of Meaning (Answer to Jordan # 1) May 16, 2018
    13 Reasons to Watch Jordan Peterson, Closely, Part One. The following essay examines Jordan Peterson’s rapid rise to prominence by using Peterson’s Maps of Meaning as a lens to gaze through. Since most of Peterson’s critics, and even many of his supporters, don’t seem especially familiar with his MoM thesis, I decided to put it […]
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  • The Internet Control System: How Amazon’s Unethical Algorithms Structure Your Perception May 9, 2018
    Energetic Algorithms? In a best-selling book Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinations of Human Behavior, David Hawkins claimed it was possible to calibrate the “truth quotient” of a given artifact or individual, empirically and objectively. Via kinesiology (muscle-testing), he claimed to have found a method to gauge truth (or consciousness) on a scale of 1 […]
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  • If You Meet Jordan Peterson on the Road, Kill Him (Answer to Jordan Intro) May 5, 2018
    How this investigation began “Neurosis, with its propensity for repetition, does seem to be incompatible with the free deployment of criticism. But, precisely because they are trapped in repetition, neurotics are in fact the best at encouraging criticism. [N]eurotics can, in certain conditions, become the best spur to criticism.” —Dany-Robert Dufour, The Art of Shrinking […]
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  • Amazon Censorship; Prisoner of Infinity, Seen & Not Seen Event Videos, & More May 1, 2018
    Fuck Amazon Back There has been some confusion lately around Amazon.com. They have blocked me from writing reviews apparently due to my not having spent $50 in the past 12 months, which is true, since I live in Canada & shop on Amazon.ca. This is a problem because reviews on Amazon.ca do not appear on Amazon.com, […]
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