2016 Lecture 01 Maps of Meaning: Introduction and Overview
‘Maps of Meaning’ (English original; Russian translation)
The book describes a comprehensive theory for how people construct meaning , in a way that is compatible with the modern scientific understanding of how the brain functions. Peterson wrote the book for more than 13 years  in an attempt to "explain the meaning of history". The responses to his questions about the literal truth of Biblical stories seemed ignorant, causing him to lose interest in attending church. During adolescence and early adulthood he tried finding the answer to "the general social and political insanity and evil of the world" from Cold War to totalitarianism and for a short period of time he embraced socialism and political science. Finding himself unsatisfied and falling into a depression, he found inspiration in the ideas of Carl Jung and decided to pursue psychology. He started to write Maps of Meaning in the mids, and used text from it then titled as The Gods of War during his classes when he worked as an assistant professor of psychology at Harvard University.
Jordan Peterson's Maps of Meaning (tagged PDF; also Russian translation Карта смыслов).
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Skip to search form Skip to main content. Peterson Published The world is too complex to manage without radical functional simplification. Meaning appears to exist as the basis for such simplification. The meaning that guides functional simplification may be usefully considered as consisting of three classes. The first class consists of meanings of the determinate world. These are meanings based in motivation, emotion, and personal and social identity. View PDF.
Jordan B. Peterson is a clinical psychologist and Professor at the University of Toronto and was formerly at Harvard University. He has published numerous articles on drug abuse, alcoholism and aggression. Toggle navigation. New to eBooks. How many copies would you like to buy?