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Jordan Peterson's ideology

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    chrysanth
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    Abigail has done such a great job of layering meaning in her videos to make them appealing to her left-leaning base and make them inviting to potential converts from the right. She makes all the...

    Abigail has done such a great job of layering meaning in her videos to make them appealing to her left-leaning base and make them inviting to potential converts from the right. She makes all the concessions that she needs to at the beginning of the video to be taken seriously: no ad hominem, no mocking, real engagement with the ideas of the opposition. Right-wingers who pride themselves on their commitment to "facts and logic" will have a hard time clicking away, if she claims she won't be getting down in the mud. But she also has developed this unique language over the course of years of making videos with recurring characters, symbols, and motifs: the arsonist, cigarettes, smoke, "exit to the far left," and so on. The scenes with Adelaide interspersed throughout the actual philosophy serve to both reaffirm Abigail's left-wing credentials (since they're a critique of the ties between right-wing liberalism and fascism) without outright alienating right-wing viewers (since the critique is coded) and also provide an opportunity for viewers to practice identifying ideology, which is what the whole video is about. I have to say I really liked this latest piece and am always excited to see what is coming next from Philosophy Tube!

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    1. mrbig
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      That is supposing their reasoning has anything to do with either "logic" or "facts"...

      Right-wingers who pride themselves on their commitment to "facts and logic" will have a hard time clicking away

      That is supposing their reasoning has anything to do with either "logic" or "facts"...

      4 votes
  2. Tardigrade
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    I'd recommend anyone watching to watch with subtitles as it adds that little extra fun touch with the subtitles for the music. Also post initial credits she uses them to talk about her thoughts on...

    I'd recommend anyone watching to watch with subtitles as it adds that little extra fun touch with the subtitles for the music. Also post initial credits she uses them to talk about her thoughts on the video.

    7 votes
  3. nothis
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    What a video, wow! Is Jordan Peterson indirectly getting me into philosophy?

    What a video, wow! Is Jordan Peterson indirectly getting me into philosophy?

    2 votes