What we're about

The Phoenix JBP meetup group welcomes everyone with an interest in the thought of Dr. Jordan B. Peterson to meet each other and discuss ideas of importance.

Over the last few years, the Internet has enabled a resurgence of free intellectual exploration (of which Dr. Peterson has been a key part). At the same time, threats to free speech and thinking have intensified in society at large.

We acknowledge the positive role of the Internet in resisting censorship and fostering this intellectual resurgence—particularly through the anonymity, instant communication, and free access to vast amounts of content it enables. However, we recognize these factors can also bring real detriments—by stoking political polarization, eroding mutual trust, and removing real interpersonal connection.

Therefore, our group aims to complement the online discourse with real-world discussions on a wide range of topics centered on (but not limited to) the ideas of Dr. Peterson. We hope to foster genuine dialogue and build up real-world connections among like-minded people in the Phoenix area.

We host a meetup on the first Saturday of every month, based around a topic announced beforehand.

Some resources to learn more about Dr. Peterson and his work:

Website: https://www.jordanbpeterson.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos
SelfAuthoring Suite: https://www.selfauthoring.com/
Personality Assessment: https://understandmyself.com/
JordanPeterson Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/JordanPeterson/
Adam's JBP clips playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuIj8QSCTWI5ffjQh6kf1_-WsIguKuLop

Dr. Peterson is currently the author of three books:

1) Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief (https://www.amazon.com/Maps-Meaning-Architecture-Jordan-Peterson/dp/0415922224)
2) 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (https://www.amazon.com/12-Rules-Life-Antidote-Chaos/dp/0345816021)
3) Beyond Order: 12 More Rules For Life https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Order-More-Rules-Life/dp/B08P3R4CKJ

Upcoming events (4+)

Social Nite - Share Your Favorite Peterson Clips

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Whether you're a big Peterson fan or just curious to learn more about this group, we welcome you to join us for something a little different. Instead of a presentation, we'll share a few favorite Peterson clips, then split off into free discussion. If you have a favorite clip or one that recently interests you (not too lengthy), please paste the URL in the comments, and hopefully we'll be able to share it at the Meetup.

NOTE ON COVID-19:
Please note that the meetup will be held in a private residence, and room for social distancing will be relatively limited, depending on how many people attend. Masks are optional. For the safety of those who may not be fully vaccinated, please stay home if you are feeling sick.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Everyone who attends will be given an opportunity to contribute to the main discussion (and you may decline if you wish). After the main group discussion is over, we typically break up into smaller informal groups to pursue particular topics of interest in more depth.

We have a potluck for everyone to partake of throughout the evening, so bring some food to share if you wish (this could be anything from a bag of chips to a homemade dish).

Our fundamental principle is to encourage the free expression and exploration of ideas. Therefore, we will never silence controversial views that anyone may have about a topic. For the same reason, we do not tolerate direct personal attacks, which only impede genuine dialogue.

DISCORD SERVER (updated link!):
The group has a Discord server! This gives us all a space to talk about stuff between meetups. Use the following link to join, if you haven't already:
https://discord.gg/FRab8G8j2V

Monthly Meetup

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Monthly meetup. Topic yet to be announced.

Monthly Meetup

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Monthly meetup. Topic yet to be announced.

Monthly Meetup

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Monthly meetup. Topic yet to be announced.

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