What are the Theoretical Arguments and Evidence For and Against the Ideas of Jordan Peterson, Specifically his Stance on Identity Politics, political Correctness, and the Meaning of Existence/Purpose of Life?
Referred to by The New York Times as “the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now,” Jordan Peterson is a highly controversial figure with ideas that draw both critique and praise. Due to his influence over a great number of followers, it is imperative to examine whether his ideas should be adhered to. This research paper examines the validity of Peterson’s ideas on the meaning of life. It will draw upon Peterson’s written books and his YouTube lectures, as well as sources from other intellectual figures to see how their ideas counter or support Peterson’s.
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