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PETERSON’S FUNCTION IN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
Peterson is a clinical psychologist (cognitive behavioral therapist), and his research includes the impact of personality traits on individual and group behavior. His work (authorship) is largely an attempt (knowingly or not) to restore Stoicism. He has (successfully) identified the relationship between jungian categories and literary archetypes and uses those narratives just as the priesthood has, to teach therapeutic concepts by suggestion rather than CBT’s direct exposure. (I am less interested in this technique for therapy but an advocate for its use in teaching (pedagogy) in the first place – since universal prevention eliminate most of the need for therapeutic correction.) So he is providing Stoicism without (a) social separatism, and (b) the ‘woo’ factor. Even if he is providing it (c) for therapeutic and self improvement use, rather than (d) a program for restoring western civilization from the INFANTILIZATION MOVEMENT we call marxism-postmodernism-feminism. There is a worldwide demand for Stoicism because we have almost (finally) restored the level of civilization achieved by the late Empire before the Abrahamic Dark Age. And once we understand institutional restoration required until the age of napoleon, and intellectual restoration until the 2000s, that abrahamic dark age was TWICE as devastating as the first: the Bronze Age Collapse.
The Philosophy of Aristocracy
The Propertarian Institute