List with links of critiques of Jordan Peterson

Here’s critiques, discussions, controversial and bizarre things exposed by Peterson. I’ll edit and put more critiques when possible. I recommend checking the Longest list of Peterson Critiques on the Internet for a more serious and complete list.

General critiques and philosophical critiques:

(i) Reddit discussions:

July 14, 2017 — Why are Jordan Peterson’s philosophical opinions wrong?;

August 25, 2017 — Who is Jordan Peterson and why are his views erroneous;

October 19, 2017 — How to deal with unproductive gadflies like followers of Stephen Molyneux, Ben Shapiro, and Jordan Peterson?;

January 26, 2018 — Quick and Easy Responses to the Cult of Jordan Peterson;

(iii) Articles, critical essays, etc.:

2000 — A review of Maps of Meaning by Maxine Sheets-Johnstone;

October 24, 2016 — U of T letter asks Jordan Peterson to respect pronouns, stop making statements;

December 1, 2016— ‘We’re teaching university students lies’ — An interview with Dr Jordan Peterson;

January 15, 2017 — He says freedom, they say hate. The pronoun fight is back;

January 25, 2017 — The Pronoun Warrior;

February 16, 2017 — When Transphobia Trumps Statistics;

May 19, 2017 — Refuting Jordan Peterson’s Capitalist Realism;

July 4, 2017 — Controversial U of T professor making nearly $50,000 a month through crowdfunding;

October 8, 2017 — Jordan Peterson: “I don’t think that men can control crazy women”

November 17, 2017 — Is Jordan Peterson the Stupid Man’s Smart Person?;

November 27, 2017 — The Professor of Piffle;

January 11, 2018 — Brenda Cossman provides a scholar criticism of Peterson arguments against Bill C-16;

January 18, 2018 — 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B Peterson review — a self-help book from a culture warrior;

January 23, 2018 — The Map of Meaning Is Not the Territory (Part 1.1: Context-Free Tangents);

January 25, 2018 — The Map of Meaning Is Not the Territory (Part 1.2: William James, Darwin, and God walk into a bar…);

January 27, 2018 — Annals of Derp: Jordan Peterson, Clinical Psychologist;

January 30, 2018 — The Map of Meaning Is Not the Territory (Part 2.1: From Alpha to Beta to Lobster);

January 31, 2018 — The Jordan Peterson paradox: high intellect, or just another angry white guy?;

February 4, 2018 — The Map of Meaning is Not the Territory (Part 2.2: The Nature of Nature, the Universe, and Everything);

February 6, 2018 — Jordan Peterson’s Bullshit;

February 7, 2018 — How dangerous is Jordan B Peterson, the rightwing professor who ‘hit a hornets’ nest’?;

February 7, 2018 — A Serious Man;

February 13, 2018 — The Right’s Favorite New Intellectual Has Some Truly Pitiable Ideas About Masculinity;

February 14, 2018 — Jordan Peterson’s Flimsy Philosophy of Life;

February 17, 2018 — The Map of Meaning Is Not the Territory (Parts 2.3, 3, 4: Pinocchio’s Oedipal Fever Dream);

February 20, 2018 — Jordan Peterson, Social Conservatism and the Application of the Naturalistic Fallacy;

February 20, 2018 — Why Are So Many Young Men Drawn to Jordan Peterson’s Intellectual Misogyny?;

March 2, 2018 — How anti-leftism has made Jordan Peterson a mark for fascist propaganda;

March 5, 2018 — A Christian Critique of Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life Using C.S. Lewis;

March 8, 2018 — A Messiah-cum-Surrogate-Dad for Gormless Dimwits: On Jordan B. Peterson’s “12 Rules for Life”;

March 11, 2018 — The Map of Meaning is Not the Territory (Parts 5–8: The Meta-Map of Meaning is Not the Territory Either);

March 12, 2018 — Jordan Peterson’s Murky Maps of Meaning;

March 14, 2018 — The intellectual we deserve | Current Affairs;

March 19, 2018 — Jordan Peterson & Fascist Mysticism;

March 20, 2018 — Jordan Peterson and the Dragon That is Scientific Explanation;

March 21, 2018 — Jordan Peterson joins the club of macho writers who have thrown a fit over a bad review;

March 23, 2018 — The Story Behind Jordan Peterson’s Indigenous Identity;

March 23, 2018 — Sorry, Jordan Peterson: rage isn’t a great look for a self-help guru;

March 23, 2018 — After misconduct complaint, Jordan Peterson agrees to plan for clinical improvement;

March 26, 2018 — Jordan Peterson, the obscure Canadian psychologist turned right-wing celebrity, explained;

March 29, 2018 — Why Jordan Peterson Is A Charlatan In His Own Words;

April 2, 2018 — So-called ‘intellectuals’ can’t let go of “The Bell Curve”;

April 4, 2018 — Richard Poplak sets Jordan B Peterson’s house in order: a (scorching) review of 12 Rules For Life;

April 4, 2018 — Thus Spoke Jordan Peterson;

April 6, 2018 — Only a Country Like Canada Could Produce a Guy Like Jordan Peterson;

April 9, 2018 — The Map of Meaning Is Not the Territory (Parts 9–12.1: Chasing the Jungian Dragon);

April 10, 2018 — Order, but by Subordination: Jordan Peterson’s Reactionary Mind;

April 14, 2018 — Why does Jordan Peterson resonate with white supremacists?;

April 18, 2018 — The Sophism of Jordan Peterson and Popular Political Discourse;

April 21, 2018 — Argue Like Jordan Peterson;

April 28, 2018 — An Evening With Matt Dillahunty & Jordan Peterson;

April 29, 2018 — Matt Dillahunty on his conversation with Jordan Peterson;

May 2, 2018 — Jordan Peterson | ContraPoints;

May 4, 2018 — Jordan Peterson Doesn’t Understand Nazism;

May 8, 2018 — No, ‘Dark Web Intellectuals’ Like Sam Harris And Jordan Peterson Are Not Being Silenced;

May 9, 2018 — Pretty loud for being so silenced;

May 9, 2018 — The profound sadness of the Jordan Peterson phenomenon;

May 10, 2018 — The Real “Dangerous” Ideas;

May 12, 2018 — Homer and Hatred: On Jordan Peterson’s Mythology;

May 18, 2018 — Jordan Peterson, Custodian of the Patriarchy;

May 18, 2018 — Jordan Peterson’s Crackpot Sex Theories Are Pure Reagonomics;

May 19, 2018 — Jordan Peterson: Anti-Stoic;

May 19, 2018 — My Interview with Jordan Peterson;

May 21, 2018 — Jordan Peterson’s Tired Old Myths;

May 22, 2018 — Current Affairs’ Comparative Mythology Exam;

May 22, 2018 — Jordan Peterson Seems Like a Terrible Therapist;

May 23, 2018 — Reconsider the lobster;

May 25, 2018 — Carl Jung and the Logos (and Jordan Peterson’s Jungianism);

May 31, 2018 — Jordan Peterson Is The New Chief Lobbyist For ‘Nice Guys’ And Incels;

June 3, 2018 — A Critique of Jordan Peterson;

June 4, 2018 — Jordan Peterson, Fully In Context and Incredibly Sexist;

June 4, 2018 — The Fundamental Errors of Jordan Peterson;

June 4, 2018 — Jordan Peterson needs to reconsider the lobster;

June 6, 2018 — Christ on a bike: The strange case of Jordan Peterson;

June 7, 2018 — I Think My Friend Is a Jordan Peterson Fan. What Should I Do?;

June 7, 2018 — Schiff’s Insider Critique of Peterson;

June 12, 2018 — Why We Are So Vulnerable to Charlatans Like Trump;

June 15, 2018 — Free speech champion Jordan Peterson threatens to sue professor over Twitter name calling;

June 16, 2018 — The Map of Meaning Is Not the Territory (Part 12.2, Wrap-up, and Post-Mortem);

July 3, 2018 — Hey Jordan Peterson, suing just makes you look like a hypocrite;

July 12, 2018 — Peterson’s Complaint;

Cultural Marxism, post-modernism neo-marxism, etc.:

2014— Jérôme Jamin discusses Cultural Marxism and the Radical Right;

January 23, 2018 — Postmodernism Did Not Take Place: On Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life;

February 6, 2018 — Cultural Marxism: A survey;

March 15, 2018 — Jordan Peterson, Historian: aide-mémoire;

April 27, 2018 — Jordan Peterson doesn’t understand postmodernism;

May 29, 2018 — Jordan Peterson: The Distortions of an Ideologue;

June 16, 2018— Peterson on the Postmodern Rejection of Logic;

Jungian archetypes:

(i) Reddit discussions:

November 3, 2017 — What is the fascination with Jungian archetypes amongst Jordan Peterson followers?;

(ii) Misc.:

December 22, 2010 — Trouble in Myth-Land: Campbell and Moyers;

Psychological critiques:

February 11, 2018 — Jordan B. Peterson’s support of corporal punishment: a critique;

April 3, 2018 — A critique of Jordan Peterson and the ‘Big Five’;

Biological critiques:

(i) Reddit discussions:

January 17, 2018 — In a 2016 episode of TVO’s The Agenda, U of T Prof Nicholas Matte said: “Basically, it’s not correct that there is such a thing as biological sex” but for brevity declined to elaborate. Can anybody elaborate on it?;

February 9, 2018 — Jordan Peterson doesn’t understand evolution + bonus ancient alients;

June 7, 2018 — PZ Myers debunking Peterson’s makeup claim;

(ii) Articles, critical essays, etc.:

August 19, 2017 — The truth has got its boots on: what the evidence says about Mr. Damore’s Google memo;

January 29, 2018 — Jordan Peterson & the Lobster;

January 31, 2018 — Lobsters are not people;

February 11, 2018 — PZ Replies to the Lobsterians;

Critiques of his interpretation of Bill C-16 and his political arguments:

October 19, 2016 — Bill C-16 — No, its Not about Criminalizing Pronoun Misuse;

October 24, 2016 — No, the Trans Rights Bill Doesn’t Criminalize Free Speech;

November 14, 2016 — The Intellectual Fraudulence of Jordan Peterson;

December 19, 2016 — Are Jordan Peterson’s Claims About Bill C-16 Correct?;

May 10, 2017 — Canadian Bar Association statement about Bill C-16;

May 16, 2017 — OPEN LETTER — The Reality of Bill C-16;

June 13, 2017 — Bill C-16 passes!;

November 21, 2017 — What the Wilfrid Laurier professors got wrong about Bill C-16 and gender identity discrimination;

January 2, 2018 — Professorship versus censorship: Should Jordan Peterson continue to be given a platform on trans rights?;

January 29, 2018 — A Field Guide to Jordan Peterson’s Political Arguments;

April 25, 2018 — How Jordan Peterson Misrepresented Bill C-16, Pronoun Use, & Free-Speech To Get Famous;

Misrepresented legal cases where Peterson or his fans try to use as evidence for the “tyranny of the Bill C-16”:

May 10, 2019 — Days without lying about C-16: 0;

Bizarre, weird, lunatic, controversial things he did or say:

May 25, 2011 — Quantum physics means consciousness creates reality!

October 27, 2011 — A fedora-wearing Peterson denounces women who won’t settle down and men who aren’t setting a 1950s example;

November 25, 2013 — Peterson: “Proof itself, of any sort, is impossible, without an axiom (as Godel proved). Thus faith in God is a prerequisite for all proof.”;

March 3, 2017 — “91% of those who view my videos are male. Why? Why so few women?”;

March 23, 2017 — Peterson thinks that Nietzsche “death of god” means “Nietzsche’s realization that the death of God would necessitate the utter collapse of Western values”;

March 23, 2017— Jordan Peterson gives advice to a self-labeled member of the Alt-Right on to “allow [their] values to be served in the best possible manner”.

April 6, 2017 — Women who don’t consider having a child as their primary desire by age 30 are “not quite right in the way that they’re constituted”;

April 10, 2017 — Women are happier when they focus on family instead of a career;

September 28, 2017 — “Is it possible that young women are so outraged because they are craving infant contact in a society that makes that very difficult?”;

October 5, 2017 — Jordan Peterson speculates that the historical symbol of the snake double helix (caduceus) has something to do with DNA;

October 7, 2017 — “We talk, we argue, we push and then it becomes physical. Right? If we move beyond the boundaries of civil discourse, we know what the next step is, ok? That’s forbidden in discourse with women. And so I don’t think that men can control crazy women.” Wisdom from Reddit’s lord and savior.;

October 27, 2017 — UofT prof Jordan Peterson targets Socialist Fightback Students activist;

October 27, 2017 — Actually, doxxing is okay and actually good when the target is Marxists;

November 8, 2017 — Peterson thinks that the reason Stalin could kill so many people, was because he was an atheist and therefore had no morals.;

November 10, 2017 — Jordan Peterson: “With all the accusations of sex assault emerging (eg Louis CK) we are going to soon remember why sex was traditionally enshrined in marriage…”;

November 10, 2017 — University of Toronto Professors Warn Jordan Peterson is Planning a Targeted Harassment Campaign;

November 13, 2017 — When she says no, she really means yes? or…?;

November 21, 2017 — Lindsey Shepherd: Transcript of the Meeting;

November 22, 2017 — The West is in grave danger; postmodern neomarxist kindergarten teachers are indoctrinating our children into respecting others personal space!;

November 27, 2017 — Jordan Peterson Blasted By Alt-Right Fans For Banning Speaker From ‘Free Speech on Campus’ Event;

November 27, 2017 — Peterson has said it’s okay to punch communists. I wonder if his fans believe it’s okay to punch Nazis too. Oh wait of course they don’t…;

November 29, 2017 — Richard Spencer to Jordan Peterson: “I respect your work. And we share a lot of common ground and philosophical starting points.”;

December 9, 2017 — Pepe the Frog being a manifestation of Kek is a confirmation of Carl Jung’s concept of paranormal “synchronicity”;

December 18, 2017 — Women are supposedly more upset by harassment, a “direct consequence of the biologically-based higher levels of trait negative emotion (neuroticism) that are characteristic of women, as a group”

December 17, 2017 — Jordan Peterson’s “logic” on gay marriage;

January 9, 2018 — Peterson cannot into Google search;

January 12, 2018 — Peterson: “[Sam] Harris metaphysics is fundamentally Christian [Rubin asks why, and Peterson answers that Harris] doesn’t rob banks, doesn’t kill people, doesn’t rape, doesn’t murder;

January 19, 2018 — Martin Heidegger, concisely explained by Jordan Peterson;

January 23, 2018 — Jordan Peterson: Feminists support the rights of Muslims because of their “unconscious wish for brutal male domination.”;

January 28, 2018 — Jordan Peterson explains “Godel’s incompleteness theorem” [sic];

January 28, 2018 — Former Truth and Reconciliation Commission Chair: ‘Jordan Peterson is Racist. Are We Really Surprised?’;

January 29, 2018 — Peterson Learns a Thing or Two About the Indigenous Group He’s Trying to Fetishize;

January 28, 2018 — Peterson and Climate Change, A Collection;

February 2, 2018 — Hurricane Katrina was a punishment ~~from god~~ for not cleaning your room;

February 5, 2018 — r/jordanpeterson is upset that I called JBP a misogynist;

February 6, 2018 — If you are Atheist you are secretly Christian. Why does the youtube skeptic sphere like these guys again?;

February 7, 2018 — Jordan Peterson is not sure if men and women can work together in the workplace. Women who don’t want to be harassed but wear makeup are being “hypocritical”;

February 8, 2018 — Jordan Peterson believes that ancient Chinese art depicts DNA;

February 10, 2018 — Jordan Peterson BLAMES Women for Sexual Harassment;

February 13, 2018 — Peterson thinks Frozen is “reprehensible propaganda”;

February 16, 2018 — Nature, the world’s premier scientific journal, should not report on developments in the scientific community of a country of 56 million people because of… (checks notes written furtively on hand) p…postmodernism!;

February 16, 2018 — If you go deep down the hole, past the popular lectures and into his 8 million relatively unknown audio recordings, some of the shit is really fucking weird;

February 16, 2018 — Peterson says that if people “wait till date four and try not to drink too much in the first three” dates that would solve the sexual assault problem;

February 16, 2018 — Telling students that it’s OK to be trans is “indoctrination”;

February 17, 2018 — Jordan Peterson admits having 3 cases of sexual misconduct;

February 20, 2018 — Could casual sex necessitate state tyranny? -JP

February 22, 2018 — Is Jordan Peterson a Christian fundamentalist? Religion causing female genital mutilation is “barbaric,” but male genital mutilation is “an act of submission and obedience to Almighty God.”

February 24, 2018 — Peterson Refuses to go on Marxist podcast despite agreeing to, states that Marxists refuse to talk to him;

March 1, 2018 — Very responsible psychotherapist promotes mental illness denial;

March 9, 2018 — Why Jordan Peterson Thinks Frozen Is Propaganda, But Sleeping Beauty Is Genius;

March 2, 2018 — Jordan Peterson: Powerful evolutionary biologist;

March 15, 2018 — Jordan Peterson comes to the defense of outspoken white nationalist Lauren Southern;

March 17, 2018 — An observation about Nathan J. Robinson piece on Jordan Peterson;

March 21, 2018 — The Jordan Peterson Mega-Archive Post;

March 30, 2018 — A court rejects Peterson’s personality testing as unscientific nonsense;

March 30, 2018 — Lindsay Shepherd and “the left”;

April 8, 2018 — Peterson believes the poor don’t deserve homes;

April 27, 2018 — Nietzsche? Camus? All the same to the world’s leading intellectual;

April 28, 2018 — When toxic masculinity talks about toxic masculinity;

April 29, 2018 — Take responsibility for your problems! (except for raping people, a “complex” social issue);

April 29, 2018 — I’d like my pronouns served with a side of MURDER;

May 8, 2018 — Clinical psychologist tells female client what she REALLY needs in her life;

May 20, 2018 — Peterson’s Misogyny, A Collection (Updated);

June 4, 2018 — Apparently, intellectuals who disagree with Peterson on IQ lack gratitude and humility;

June 8, 2018 — Large Saudi social media account cites “world famous psychologist” Jordan Peterson to justify gender segregation. Peterson is crossing the language barrier, inspiring misogynists the world over;

June 12, 2018 — Jordan “Classical Liberal” Peterson supports a trade war… against Canada;

June 12, 2018 — Lindsay Shepherd sues Wilfrid Laurier, claiming ‘attacks’ have ‘rendered her unemployable in academia’;

June 13, 2018 — Lindsay Shepherd admits she has the hots for far-right guys and that her boyfriend is far-right;

June 15, 2018 — Entitled, or unemployable: which is the real Lindsay Shepherd?;

June 16, 2018 — Jordan Peterson and Alcoholics Anonymous;

June 17, 2018 — Jordan Peterson: Powerful evolutionary biologist (Part Deux);

June 17, 2018 — Jordan Peterson: climate scientist;

June 18, 2018 — When you’re a leading scientist of the 19th century;

June 20, 2018 — Transcribed excerpt from the Joe Rogan Experience podcast #877 — Jordan Peterson;

June 20, 2018 — [Brief Notes] Peterson’s definition of God repeats all the same mistakes of Liberal Theology;

June 21, 2018 — Jordan Peterson Sourcebook, Part One;

June 30, 2018 — descending into Jordan Peterson’s peer-reviewed “scholarly” dumpster inferno: bullshitting the origins of individualism;

July 2, 2018 — JBP: The only way the right can go “too far” is racism. Diversity, inclusivity, and equity “have the same potentially catastrophic outcomes when implemented as the racial superiority doctrines”;

July 8, 2018 — Jordan Peterson drinks apple cider, causing him to feel impending doom and sleep deprivation for 25 days;

July 5, 2018 — Jordan shares another piece written by a Neo-Nazi;

July 30, 2018 — Peterson’s Sources are Impeccable;

RationalWiki article;


June 22, 2011 — Feminist critics of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology;

September 1, 2012 — Genetic Essentialism: On the Deceptive Determinism of DNA;

May 21, 2014 — Philosophy of biology vs. Evolutionary Psychology;

February 18, 2015— Sex redefined: The idea of two sexes is simplistic. Biologists now think there is a wider spectrum than that; see also the works by Anne Fausto-Sterling (Wikipedia article) and Judith Butler;

July 5, 2017 — Free Speech, Higher Education, and the PC Narrative;

December 15, 2017 — CDC gets list of forbidden words: Fetus, transgender, diversity;

April 19, 2018 — McInnes, Molyneux, and 4chan: Investigating pathways to the alt-right;

April 20, 2018 — Blackface is free speech but anti-Bush tweet is not at California university;

April 25, 2018 —Millennial men value altruism and self-care above traditional male qualities;

April 27, 2018 — THERE IS NO Campus “Free Speech Crisis”: A Close Look at the Evidence;

June 4, 2018 — How does the literary canon reinforce the logic of the incel?;

June 11, 2018 — Study: Today’s dads are engaging more with their kids;

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