Maps of Meaning, discussion – Part 3b, A thing is its valence

These ‘Part b’ things seem to be a recurring feature, so I’ll make a formal declaration about what they are now. Part A will be a discussion of the book and the major themes that arise. Part B will be an application of a theme, even if it is not one of the major themes… Continue reading Maps of Meaning, discussion – Part 3b, A thing is its valence

Maps of Meaning, discussion – Part 2b aside, Hero Worship and Populism

In the last blog there was a part that I thought worthy of its own little aside. Peterson talked of admiration of elders and celebrities, to the point we worship them and mimic them. Who these worshipped people are is going to depend on the worshippers’ values and whether the worshipped person appears to have… Continue reading Maps of Meaning, discussion – Part 2b aside, Hero Worship and Populism

Maps of Meaning, discussion – Part 2a, The Meaning of Meaning and Value of Value

Maps of Meaning is quite a dense book, and perhaps I was overly optimistic in thinking I could take it all in how I thought I could. Since my last writing, I have been listening on walks across slick mud, on two 5k runs and while negotiating footpaths that should not be quite so full… Continue reading Maps of Meaning, discussion – Part 2a, The Meaning of Meaning and Value of Value

Maps of Meaning, discussion – Part 1, Meaning and navigation

I am writing now because I can’t sleep, although everyone else in the house is asleep. I have parts of Maps of Meaning echoing around, and I want to get them down before I forget them. I have listened to chapter 1 in its entirety and a part of chapter 2. A good night sleep… Continue reading Maps of Meaning, discussion – Part 1, Meaning and navigation

Maps of Meaning, discussion – the preface

I have decided to listen to Jordan B Peterson’s Maps of Meaning as an audiobook and give a brief summary and discussion of what I pick up. Peterson fans will probably notice that I don’t pick all of the book up, and I may miss parts. That’s not intentional, be patient with me. But, I… Continue reading Maps of Meaning, discussion – the preface

I like being around beauty

I like beauty; if I have to fill my life with things, I should appreciate the aesthetics of those things. And I don’t like having to defend myself for this. I have been accused of being a misogynist and a chauvinist for this. But that is a misunderstanding (or oversensitivity) about what beauty is. Beauty… Continue reading I like being around beauty

The Nietzsche Fallacy

In a previous post I made a call for a new informal fallacy: The Nietzsche fallacy. But as another blogger pointed out, I did do a rather poor job of explaining it; it needs some expansion (the post was in the series of twenty posts I wrote on the book God or Godless?. The book… Continue reading The Nietzsche Fallacy