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Peter Boghossian

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#273: Peter Boghossian - THIS Is Why Academia Is Dying

Freedom Pact

Peter Gregory Boghossian is an American philosopher and pedagogist. Born in Boston, he was a non-tenure track assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University for ten years, and his areas of academic focus include atheism, critical thinking, pedagogy, scientific skepticism, and the Socratic method.In this episode, we discuss:- The downfall of academia- Jordan Peterson- Are we entering a post-woke era?- The social justice movement- Jiujitsu& so much more.For more on Peter: https://peterboghossian.comConnect with us:https://www.youtube.com/c/FreedomPact​ (video interviews)https://freedompact.co.uk/newsletter​ (Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Newsletter)https://instagram.com/freedompact​ https://twitter.com/freedompactpod


27 Feb 2023

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Anti-Woke Liberal Reveals Whether He Is Willing to Vote GOP | Peter Boghossian | ACADEMIA | Rubin Report

The Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” talks to Peter Boghossian about a classical liberal’s take on Joe Biden’s State of the Union address; how the reaction to the speech shows how deep the political divide in America really is; how Biden manipulated facts to lie about inflation and rising gas prices; his apology to Dave for being wrong about Twitter shadow-banning; how using street epistemology can be a successful way to navigate controversial topics; why he’s given up on trying to save corrupt institutions; why he thinks the future is not fixing, but building new educational institutions like the University of Austin; why he advised his daughter not to go to college; whether he would consider voting for Ron Desantis, and much more.

1hr 10mins

19 Feb 2023

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"The New Puritans" | Peter Boghossian Interviews Andrew Doyle (Titania McGrath) about Social Justice

Peter Boghossian's All Things Re-Considered

In "The New Puritans: How the Religion of Social Justice Captured the Western World," Andrew Doyle reveals the similarities between the destructive irrationality of 17th-century witch trials (and executions) in Salem and the illiberal collective mania afflicting modern society. Peter Boghossian interviews Doyle about themes explored, including the sly use of progressive language by Social Justice activists, the infection of major institutions, new segregation, “academic shibboleths,” gender stereotypes, trans medical scandals, whistleblowers, the meaning of “left” and “right” ideology, the instinct for authoritarianism and much more. Buy Andrew Doyle's bookAndrew Doyle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrewdoyle_com Titania McGrath: https://twitter.com/TitaniaMcGrath 


12 Jan 2023

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Peter Boghossian: From Street Epistemology to Academic Freedom

The Origins Podcast with Lawrence Krauss

Pete Boghossian is a philosopher with little tolerance for nonsense, whose efforts to broadly encourage critical thinking using Socratic methods began early on. While doing his PhD, he worked with inmates to see if he could impact on their moral reasoning through a process of Socratic questioning.Viewing faith-based beliefs as delusional, he worked on ways to encourage believers to question their beliefs. Because of the inherent difficulties in having such conversations Peter later worked with James Linsdsay to produce a book entitled How to Have Impossible Conversations, outlining a series of techniques aimed at producing productive, rather than defensive, conversations. These techniques form a part of his current program of Street Epistemology, where he takes critical thinking and questioning out into the public, traveling around the country having a series of open conversations with people, and seeing if they are willing to change their beliefs. Peter became more well known among the public when, with Lindsay, and Helen Pluckrose, he wrote a series of spoof papers submitted to gender studies journals, designed to show what they regarded as the lack of true scholarship in that discipline. Then, most recently, he resigned his position at Portland State University in response to what he said was harassment from the administration, and its lack of commitment to free speech and open inquiry. All of these topics provided fodder for a fascinating discussion, which I hope you enjoy. As always, an ad-free video version of this podcast is also available to paid Critical Mass subscribers . Your subscriptions support the non-profit Origins Project Foundation, which produces the podcast. The audio version is available free on the Critical Mass site and on all podcast sites, and the video version will also be available on the Origins Project Youtube channel as well. Get full access to Critical Mass at lawrencekrauss.substack.com/subscribe

2hr 12mins

14 Oct 2022

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Is Critical Race Theory Breaking America? - Rajiv Malhotra & Peter Boghossian


https://youtu.be/clb477m25Lg #education #schools #teachers #ideas #clockworkorange

1hr 5mins

2 Oct 2022

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Where Are We Heading? Bret Speaks with Peter Boghossian

Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast

Bret Speaks with Peter Boghossian on a multitude of subjects surrounding wokeism, Covid, and the endpoint of our present course.  Support the sponsors of the show: Eight Sleep: Personalized thermoregulation while you sleep, and when you wake. Eight Sleep’s amazing Pod Pro Cover (for your mattress) is $150 off at www.eightsleep.com/darkhorse Vivo Barefoot: Shoes for healthy feet—comfortable and regenerative, enhances stability and tactile feedback. Go to www.vivobarefoot.com/us/darkhorse to get 20% off, and a 100-day free trial. ***** Find Peter Boghossian on Twitter (@peterboghossian): https://twitter.com/peterboghossian?s=20&t=ADWAyKWWHtyG5Vy5pjvjrA Find Peter Boghossian on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/drpeterboghossian ***** Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter (@BretWeinstein): https://twitter.com/BretWeinstein?s=20&t=e9QreEvK9H5jKnubx6BJCA Find Bret Weinstein on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts.  Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.org Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.***** Timestamps: (00:00) Introduction (04:20) Sponsors (08:08) Woke ideology and confirmation bias (13:00) Professors and institution’s culture (17:30) Thinking critically (24:21) Shared characteristics of woke (30:38) Responding to friends who you disagree with (37:22) Pandemic and expertise (43:22) I stopped listening to NPR when... (51:06) Is Wokeism an existential threat? (56:00) The Selfish Gene and culture (01:03:00) Is Wokeism seeded by foreign entities? (01:10:12) New atheists and woke (01:14:28) Wrap up Support the show

1hr 16mins

31 Jul 2022

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143. Peter Boghossian | The Prof Clashing with Students

On the Edge with Andrew Gold

Peter Boghossian is an American philosopher who taught at Portland State University and has long focussed on atheism, critical thinking and scientific scepticism. He was part of the grievance studies project that made up fake academic papers with ridiculous topics to expose the way that peer review publications accepted anything providing it was woke or trendy.Peter Boghossian links:https://www.youtube.com/c/drpeterboghossianhttps://peterboghossian.comhttps://twitter.com/peterboghossianAndrew Gold links:http://youtube.com/andrewgold1http://instagram.com/andrewgold_okhttp://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 15mins

13 Jul 2022

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Peter Boghossian on Civil Discourse and Why It’s So Hard | Philosophy for Flourishing, Episode 58

Philosophy For Flourishing

Why is intellectual life in America dominated by ideologues that seem disconnected from reality? How can each of us takes steps toward reviving civil discourse? Dr. Peter Boghossian (@peterboghossian)—author of A Manual for Creating Atheists and How to Have Impossible Conversations—joins Hersey for a discussion of how and why he spearheaded the “street epistemology” movement and lessons learned on communicating across deep divides. #Objectivism #scoutmindset #psychology #objectivity #AynRand #philosophy #flourishing #PeterBoghossian #persuasion #emotions 📜 ALSO CHECK OUT: Free ebook: Introduction to Ayn Rand’s Objectivism: https://bit.ly/3eALZFD How to Have Impossible Conversations, by Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay: https://amzn.to/3FXJ6fe A Manual for Creating Atheists by Peter Boghossian: https://amzn.to/3t4d5Nl Cynical Theories by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay: https://amzn.to/3sCTy6c Explaining Postmodernism by Stephen Hicks: https://amzn.to/3G1J0mD “How French ‘Intellectuals’ Ruined the West” by Helen Pluckrose: https://areomagazine.com/2017/03/27/h... University of Austin: https://www.uaustin.org/ “‘Idea Laundering’ in Academia” by Peter Boghossian: wsj.com/articles/idea-laundering-in-academia-11574634492 Beyond Woke with Peter Boghossian (Substack, Reverse Q&A Tour): https://boghossian.substack.com/ Peter’s site: https://peterboghossian.com/ Learn more about our life-changing conference 👉https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con 📖 CONFERENCE: TOS-Con 2022: Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con 🔗 LINKS: Check out our website ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/ Follow us on Instagram ➔ https://www.instagram.com/objectivest... Follow us on Facebook ➔ https://www.facebook.com/objectivesta... Follow us on Twitter ➔ https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute Follow us on LinkedIn ➔ https://www.linkedin.com/company/obje... 📧 CONTACT: jon@objectivestandard.org Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.

1hr 11mins

21 May 2022

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Peter Boghossian | Beyond Woke & Having Impossible Conversations

BriteVibe Podcast: Live Brite, Live Bold, and Share BriteVibes

Dr. Peter Boghossian's main focus is bringing the tools of professional philosophers to people in a wide variety of contexts. Peter has a teaching pedigree spanning more than 25 years and 30 thousand students - in prisons, hospitals, public and private schools, seminaries, universities, Fortune 100 companies, and small businesses. His fundamental objective is to teach people how to think through what often seem to be intractable problems. Check out Peter's New SubStack: boghossian.substack.com/ Check out Peter's Website: peterboghossian.com/

1hr 10mins

20 Jan 2022

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S2Ep. 3: How to Have Impossible Conversations | With the Author - Dr. Peter Boghossian

The TAC Show

On this episode of The TAC Show, we had the privilege of sitting down with Dr. Peter Boghossian, author, and philosopher. Dr. Boghossian is the author of the book “How to Have Impossible Conversations” that we reviewed last season, and in this episode, we were able to go in-depth on what that book means to Dr. Boghossian and how he hopes the book is used to improve conversations around the world. Dr. Boghossian also offers us a preview of some of the other work he is doing at the moment and gives insight into a new book he is working on. Don’t miss this great conversation!Head to TheTACshow.com and subscribe to hear the full 1.5-hour conversation. Trust us, you won’t want to miss it.


18 Jan 2022