The Art of Rhetoric: How Articulate People Cover Up Their Bad Ideas

There are innumerable ways to persuade others of an argument or point of view that don’t rely on solid reasoning and logic but instead employ persuasion tactics, either wittingly or unwittingly. This is rhetoric: the art of persuasion. Many arguments can have the appearance of being correct, but under scrutiny, the flaws start to appear.…

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Why Does Jordan Peterson Appeal to So Many Young Men?

Jordan Peterson is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto and has been a clinical psychologist for 20 years. In the past few years, however, he has turned into an extremely popular public intellectual and speaker, with his book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (2018) becoming an international best-seller. It’s…

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Self-Authoring as a Tool for Personal Growth

Self-authoring is a tool developed by psychologists from the University of Toronto, McGill and Erasmus University, with the aim of improving the well-being of anyone who cares to use it. Psychologist Jordan Peterson has described self-authoring on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. In a nutshell, it’s a writing exercise. And you’re writing about your life. The whole…

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