12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

[12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos]
Year: 
2018
Public: 
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of publication: 
2018
Pages: 
448
Moral assessment: 
Type: Thought
Nothing inappropriate.
Requires prior general knowledge of the subject.
Readers with knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Contains doctrinal errors of some importance.
Whilst not being explicitly against the faith, the general approach or its main points are ambiguous or opposed to the Church’s teachings.
Incompatible with Catholic doctrine.
Literary quality: 
Recommendable: 
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The Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has been an internet sensation since releasing a series of videos in late 2016 on his YouTube channel. This book has gone to the top of international best-seller lists. In it he provides guidelines for living a good life, and in particular he challenges certain ideas of political correctness, especially a negativity towards masculinity, the downplaying of the reality of human evil, and the negation of the value of suffering, 

He makes extensive use of the wisdom embedded in mythology, religion, philosophy and literature. A certain level of formation is required to understand correctly the use he makes of thinkers such as Nietzsche and Carl Jung, as well the slightly ambiguous parallels he draws between Sacred Scripture and mythology.

Author: Gavan Jennings, Ireland, 2018