Is Jordan Peterson a Stoic? How about Andrew Tate?
An exploration and examination of contemporary "influencers"
It can be tricky, sometimes, to suss out from what is popular what is actually “Stoic” — either in inspiration or form! Myself and Kai Whiting are hosting an upcoming workshop examining contemporary "influencers" (such as Jordan Peterson, Andrew Tate, and others) in an attempt to determine whether or not their ideas are Stoic in any sense.
When Jordan Peterson tells us to clean our room, or be more like a lobster, what does he mean and what are his motivations for advising us in these ways? Is his advice Stoic? If it isn’t, should we abandon such advice altogether?
When Andrew Tate tells us that “men feel heartbreak more strongly than women”, how has he reasoned himself there? Has he reasoned at all? And, in either case, is there anything Stoic about his conclusion?
We’ll explore these two examples, and many others, in our upcoming workshop “Are They Stoic?” which you can register for by clicking the button below.
Some frequently asked questions about our workshops:
Are they live? Yes.
Are they recorded so attendees can rewatch? Yes.
Who hosts them? Tanner Campbell and Kai Whiting (sometimes with guests)
How are they structured? 30-minute presentation, 30-minute chat, 30-minute live audience Q&A
Photo by Juan Rumimpunu on Unsplash
Nice. Michael and I have an upcoming Stoa Conversation on Jordan Peterson.