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“Men are not piano keys” Jordan Peterson on Dostoevsky’s Notes From Underground

Dostoevsky Dostoevsky was a big influence on Nietzsche, and it’s very interesting to read them in parallel because (Nietzsche) Dostoevsky is of course a dramatist and Nietzsche is a philosopher, and it’s almost as if Dostoyevsky wrote the drama and Nietzsche provided the philosophical commentary. They’re very very powerful to
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2016 Lecture 03 Maps of Meaning: Part I: The basic story and its transformations

So the last time we talked, I talked to you about how the knowledge structures that we inhabit might be built from the bottom up. So I’m showing you this diagram because it might clarify that a little bit. What you see at the top – this is a hierarchy,
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2017 Maps of Meaning 03: Marionettes and Individuals (Part 2)

OK, so the last time we were here we got maybe a third of the way through this story the story of Pinokio and the transformation of a marionette into something hypothetically real I’m gonna backtrack a few slides and it’ll get us into it again so you remember that
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2017 Personality 04/05: Heroic and Shamanic Initiations

[Music] all right so I suggested to you last class that human beings world as a place of action through the lens of their social cognitive biological sub structure and I made that argument on the basis of the supposition that our primary environment was actually other people and I
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2017 Maps of Meaning 04: Marionettes and Individuals (Part 3)

so I hope we can… my plan is to finish this today and then we’ll go into the more concrete details now that you’ve got some sense of the way that a narrative like this can unfold if you remember, we were just leaving this terrible little bar, which I
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2017 Personality 07: Carl Jung and the Lion King (Part 1)

so I think the best way to continue to walk you through the thinkers that we’re planning to cover is to do that with examples they stick better and they’re more interesting and it’s very difficult to understand you outside of a narrative context and so I’m going to walk
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2015 Personality Lecture 12: Existentialism: Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard

This lecture, and the next, are probably the most explicitly philosophical lectures of the course. Then, we move into psychometrics, and biological psychology. Those are going to be the most scientific lectures of the course. I was thinking, this morning, while I was preparing this lecture, about why I approach
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