Category Archives: The Virtual University

July 25, 2017

Biblical Series IV: Adam and Eve: Self-Consciousness, Evil, and Death – Jordan Peterson (Video)

I turned my attention in this lecture to the older of the two creation accounts in Genesis: the story of Adam and Eve.

July 23, 2017

Biblical Series III: God and the Hierarchy of Authority – Jordan B. Peterson (Video)

In this lecture, I tried to outline something like this: for anything to be, there has to be a substrate (call it a potential) from which it emerges, a structure that provides the possibility of imposing order on that substrate, and the act of ordering, itself. So the first is something like the precosmogonic chaos (implicitly feminine); the second, God the Father; the third, what the Christian West has portrayed as the Son (the Word of Truth).

July 14, 2017

Biblical Series II: Genesis 1: Chaos & Order – Jordan B. Peterson (Video)

Lecture II in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories from May 23 at Isabel Bader Theatre, Toronto. In this lecture, I present Genesis 1, which presents the idea that a pre-existent cognitive structure (God the Father) uses the Logos, the Christian Word, the second Person of the Trinity, to generate habitable order out of precosmogonic chaos at the beginning of time. It is in that Image that Man and Woman are created — indicating, perhaps, that it is (1) through speech that we participate in the creation of the cosmos of experience and (2) that what true speech creates is good.

July 12, 2017

Biblical Series I: Introduction to the Idea of God – Jordan B. Peterson (Video)

Lecture I in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series from May 16th at Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto. In this lecture, I describe what I consider to be the idea of God, which is at least partly the notion of sovereignty and power, divorced from any concrete sovereign or particular, individual person of power. I also suggest that God, as Father, is something akin to the spirit or pattern inherent in the human hierarchy of authority, which is based in turn on the dominance hierarchies characterizing animals.

July 11, 2017

Bill Warner, PhD: The Death of History (Video)

It is the purpose of Islamic State, ISIS, to annihilate Kafir civilizations, including their history. ISIS is destroying the antiquities and history of Syria, doing what Islam has done for 1400 years. Islam calls all history that came before Mohammed, jahiliyah, ignorance which is offensive to Allah. It is to be annihilated.

July 9, 2017

Stephen Hicks: From the Falsification of Marxism to Post-Modernism (Video)

Stephen Ronald Craig Hicks is a Canadian-American philosopher who teaches at Rockford University, where he also directs the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship.

June 22, 2017

Jordan Peterson: Strategy (1): 12 principles for a 21st century conservatism (Video)

Conservatism has all-too-often found itself unable to articulate a coherent positive doctrine. By this I mean specifically that the laudable conservative tendency to preserve the best of past has too-often manifested itself in a series of “thou shalt not” statements, instead of laying out a manifesto of fundamental values that might serve to unite people around a set of common ambitions. I am attempting to rectify this problem with this statement of principles, some of which I believe might have the additional virtue of being attractive to young people, looking for mature and forthright purpose and responsibility. I am not making the claim that the statement is perfect, comprehensive or final.

June 19, 2017

One Step At A Time – Jordan Peterson (Video)

Dr. Jordan B Peterson shares valuable advice for people who seek to regain control of their lives. It’s a question of sorting out your mind.

June 9, 2017

The Morality Crisis | Dennis Prager and Stefan Molyneux (Video)

What happens to morality with a decrease in religiosity and a rise in secularism? Dennis Prager joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the recent Prager University video “If There Is No God, Murder Isn’t Wrong,” the moral values communicated through religion, the fall of free will in the face of secular determinism, the difference between charity and the forces retribution of wealth and the future of the western experiment.

June 7, 2017

Jordan Peterson Will Destroy You (Video)

Professor Jordan Peterson explains the dangers of postmodernism.