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Last month, an anonymous academic posted to reddit saying: “I’m a college philosophy professor. Jordan Peterson is making my job impossible”. They report how a minority of students who have been reading & watching “internet outrage merchants” come into class no longer merely disagreeing with some of the ideas taught (“That I’m used to dealing with; it’s the bread and butter of philosophy”) — but newly angry, deeply hostile, and believing in complete fabrications about what feminist or postmodernist or Marxist philosophy entails. “To even get to a real discussion of actual texts it takes half the [class] time to just deprogram some of them.”

— Jay Owens: Post-Authenticity and the Ironic Truths of Meme Culture (via)
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