Žižek vs Peterson...Our Thoughts on the Debate

Episode 21 · July 8th, 2019 · 51 mins 26 secs

About this Episode

In this episode we discuss a debate between two controversial public intellectuals: Slavoj Žižek and Jordan Peterson. The debate took place in Toronto on April 19, 2019.

The origins of the debate go back to the previous year. During an event at the Cambridge Union Society in November 2018, Žižek had called Peterson's work "pseudo-scientific", labeled him as his "enemy" and criticized Peterson's work on the idea of cultural Marxism. Peterson said he could meet "any time, any place" to debate and it was announced on February 28, 2019 that the debate was scheduled for April 19. The official title for the debate was "Happiness: Capitalism vs. Marxism", but it was wide ranging and there were some suprising points of agreement between the two.

We found in really interesting and share our thoughts in this podcast.

You can find a link to the debate here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsWndfzuOc4.

If you prefer to listen in podcast form, you can find a link here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/slavoj-žižek-collected-recordings/id1104995518?i=1000435699008.