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Maps of Meaning

著者: Jordan B. Peterson
ナレーター: Jordan B. Peterson
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カテゴリー: 洋書, Science & Technology

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Jordan B. Peterson's Maps of Meaning is now available for the first time as an audio download!  

Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2002 Jordan B. Peterson (P)2018 Random House Audio

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  • Stephen W
  • 2018/06/19

This is NOT an easy book

Jordan Peterson has claimed on twitter (multiple times) that 12 Rules for Life is a good introduction to Maps of Meaning. Bullsh*t. This book is FAR more difficult to follow than 12 Rules. It wasn't written for the general public. It's in a different galaxy. It is, however, a great book, but I can tell I'm going to have to listen to it at least twice to absorb what Peterson is saying. If you love JBP, you'll enjoy this book, but be warned: this milkshake is extremely thick.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018/07/05

profound.

Over the last couple years Dr. Peterson has come into his own and to the attention of the general public with his beliefs which resonates with many conservatives. His detractors would dismiss him and his views and just assume he's just another unintelligent right wing fear mongerer. I've seen videos with people utterly dismissing his ideas because they are of another political view. Listening to this book, you begin to realize that Dr. Peterson thinks at a higher level than most people. His political opinions have been formed not out of personal agenda, rather from deep philosophical understanding of how we as humans come to the beliefs we do. This book is a mix between developmental psychology, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology. Our beliefs and reactions to what is happening in the world around us (the unknown) has been shaped by centuries of myths that effect the culture around us. You also begin to realize just how intelligent and profound his thinking is. When he formulates an opinion, you can be sure, he's not shooting off the hip, rather he has processed his opinion at a much higher level that 99.9% of his detractors would ever consider. That being said, this would be much better read than listened to. This doesn't follow like a lecture, but rather a text book. I often times caught myself flipping back 30 seconds to have him repeat a statement because what he just read was so complicated and profound, I needed to hear it a few times in order to process it properly. I have a degree in psychology and still find it difficult to fully grasp some of his statements at first pass. At times the material is dry. It is still necessary as he formulates arguments. But I find my mind drifiting. Unless I give it my full attention, I often have to back up and re-listen to sections. This is not background sound, but something that demands full engagement.

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  • Katarina
  • 2019/04/13

The lectures are many times better

I've watched all of the Maps of Meaning lectures of Dr. Peterson, plus most of his lecture series on Personality; I also listened to his Twelve Rules of Life audiobook. I liked all of them, so I thought this book might inspire me even more. Nothing could be further from the truth, alas. It's too verbose, has no coherent structure (unlike the lectures) and the chapters are ridiculously long. I mean, 11 hours for one chapter; for the audio version at least more chapters would have been helpful. If you want to get what he's thinking and saying, watch the Maps of Meaning lecture series, all of them, and skip this book. His narration is great though. He reads with the same passion he lectures with, and probably writes with too. I find him one of the best narrators for serious works of literature I know, judging from his reading quotes from The Gulag Archipelago, the works of Dostoyevski, Orwell, and several others. He has a real knack for that, I think because he really understands those works and therefore knows which words to emphasize, where to sound appalled or angry, where to raise or lower his volume, etc. If he would narrate those works here on Audible, I'd probably buy all of those books, knowing I would get a great understanding of the works through listening to Peterson as narrator.

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  • Joel C S
  • 2018/07/08

Brilliant Seminal Work (Figures Unreadable)

Maps of meaning is a seminal work that for the first time integrates modern scientific reasoning with the worlds of mythology, religion, psychology, neurology, and philosophy. It explains how the underlying "animal" brain of homo sapiens has become the vessel for human cognition as we now understand it; and how culture and values, even unstated and not understood by those who carry them, are transmitted and disseminated from mind to mind, across society, and through time in the evolution of culture. For most readers who are not students of arcane mythology and theology, much of the middle part of the book is a tedious academic treatment that beats the dead horse of the author's well proven thesis, but the author should be excused for the unrelenting assault in this magnum opus as the concepts he presents are scientifically and philosophically revolutionary and "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence". The Audible reading is well performed by the author, but a major problem with the Audible presentation is the poor quality of the accompanying pdf diagrams, many of which contain text or detail which is simply not legible. Why not redraw the artwork with high resolution images?

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  • Cutty
  • 2018/06/22

PDF Available on Actual Computer

I haven't finished the book yet (will revise review), but I couldn't respond to other reviews so I'm putting the info here. I couldn't find the PDF on my phone, but managed to find it on my computer in the browser. Check your library; under "Download," it should say "View PDF."

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019/10/28

Unorganized, not disorganized.

I would have thought that Peterson, considering his audience, would have divided up the two big twelve and ten hour chapters into smaller, more contained chapters. It is dizzying to listen for a while, say forty-five minutes, and then come back another day. One review here had mentioned him rambling on and on. Unfortunately, I am inclined to agree. I had high expectations of Peterson's seminal work. It seems that unless you are willing to commit the day to listening, you should not purchase this title. Peterson transitions between ideas almost seamlessly which may leave the listener (or reader I suppose) struggling to understand his point. At times, he appears to be wandering, and while not all who wander are lost, he appears so. The text itself is rather terse, while also engaging and makes thinking of religion and psychology together far more connected, which is much appreciated. If you are not used to meticulous levels of logical structure and development of an idea, this may not be the title for you. The headline of this review suggests that the book was never organized properly so as to become disorganized. I would have thought that Peterson's editors and first readers would have recommended against such large chapters. Overall, I would not recommend this book, nor would I listen to it again. I am hesitant at this point to purchase his seemingly more structured work, 12 Rules for Life.

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  • Ann
  • 2019/06/25

Helped me understand why people do bad things

This is a long book that took time to get through, because I wanted to understand it. It's contains some things that are comforting. For example: 1. Some people become so consumed with despair and and arrogance that they hurt others and themselves, but there is an antidote to that. 2. Our actions can be meaningful and can decrease the misery in the world, and bring comfort to others. 3. Religion teaches us the best wisdom of the ancients, and helps us find meaningful inner peace. Religious observance is wise, not foolish. 4. Life is going to be painful, but we can do things that make pain worthwhile or easier to bear for ourselves and others. 5. Sometimes a system of order can get too rigid or tyranical, but a hero can give up his comfort and go find a way to help heal the system. It will take courage and the cost will be high, but it can make the order whole again. This book is full of wonderful things to know. It articulates the timeless value of ancient stories. It reaffirms the power of transcendent faith, which faith helps people grow and change for the better. It encourages me to more boldly seek to help build faith in the people around me.

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  • Jason Kirkendoll
  • 2018/07/31

Enjoyed this one thoroughly

It took a few hours to settle into the style and pace of the book. Once Jordan settled into mythic narrative references and their psychological significance, the book sped along and it was very interesting. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Open Mind
  • 2018/06/12

Life Changing Book

Having read both this and 12 rules for life has been extremely transformative for me. As a 27 year old man, I feel like I now have a path and a guide to lead a meaningful life. I will be listening to this audiobook for many years to come. Also, I am very happy that Peterson decided to do the narration, its like he is talking to me directly. :)

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  • Dominichi
  • 2018/07/29

great book!

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is absolutely amazing, thoughtful a delivers again great wisdom. highly recommended.

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  • Jonathan
  • 2018/06/13

Don't hesitate. Just buy it.

A dozen hours in and this audiobook has already proved lifechanging. The scope of Peterson’s erudition, the depth of his insight and the message drawn from both is nothing less than incredible. In a culture that typically settles for pabulum this feels like something posted from a better world. I absolutely implore you, don’t believe the trash printed about Peterson in the media. Ignore all the slurs, petty insults and lies. This is the work of a truly great man. And it will improve you if you engage with it. I cannot rate the book highly enough. Listening to it has given me back two of the cornerstones in my life I'd despaired of ever finding again—meaning and hope.

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  • Andreas Andersen
  • 2018/07/12

Difficult, but worth listening to multiple times!

I struggled a bit through the first few chapters, but then the foundation was made on which Dr. Peterson builds the maps of meaning, by example and application. The book has given me good insight into, and overview of, some of the great philosophers and psychoanalysts in history. Dr. Peterson uses the archetypal stories to not only make his point clear, but also as his point that these stories are useful to tell us how to behave in this world. As a physicist, I appreciate his scientific approach to most of the subjects, and the occasional parallel to paradigms in math, chemistry(alchemy) or physics. This book is quite deep and I'm sure I could benefit from listening to it multiple times! Would recommend, but start with "12 rules for life" if you haven't read/ listened to it yet.

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  • Matthew Brown
  • 2018/11/04

Probably easier to read

Firstly, I LOVE the author, and thought ‘12 rules for Life’ was outstanding. It’s great that Jordan narrates this book. However I’m struggling, especially as it is in this format. It is written more as a academic report than a book as such, by that I mean it is a lot to take in by ear and some of the language is (while undoubtably precise) a little complicated. If I had the book I would need to reread many paragraphs to understand the exact meaning. I would recommend “Rules for life” to anyone.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018/07/08

Stunning

This book, although a commitment, is the epitome of what one should consider fascinating; every page holds information that may change your perception of life forever, I simply cannot recommend it enough. This being said, the book was not and is not intended for less academically abled audiences, in that if you have immense difficulty with understanding relatively sophisticated ideas easily, then perhaps you should watch the YouTube Lectures first, or gain experience before revisiting this adventure. The money was more than worth it, and the feature of the Peterson’s own voice for the narration has been greatly appreciated. For new buyers: Have fun and stay committed!

  • 総合評価
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  • bradley
  • 2018/06/21

Interesting but hard to follow and intense

I think this is one of those books that you have to come back to in life as there's some much to take in , I must say what I wouldn't do for that man's vocabulary I spent a lot of time with the dictionary so far great non the less

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019/03/05

The Value of Meaning

Meaning never meant so much to me. I never would have guessed that this existed right under my nose! I have been having the most intense dreams too, and my dreams were always mundane and dull! This is the best book I know of yet, and I couldn't imagine a higher book replacing it; ever.

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  • Michael
  • 2019/05/01

Very deep and profound book

Had to rewind a number of times to really understand the text.. As many reviews highlight, the theme can be quite repetitive and revisited a number of times... But the overall message and lessons taught are things that everyone needs to come to terms with. Will have to revisit again in future.

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  • Ross Macfarlane
  • 2019/03/19

Life changing

Honestly the best audio book I've heard so far, and the longest! So dense with information. I'm listening to it all through again. I can understand why it took J.P 15 years to write it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018/08/20

Many answers to the problems of life are presented hear

This book is life changing in its scope and spiritual depth. It could potentially change humanity for the better. As someone who was somewhat lost on the path of faith it has refreshed and refocused ideas in a new light. To atheists it should be of particular interest. Any one who cares about how to avoid malevolence and find meaning in there life should read this book. Thank your Jordan for this book and the lessons within it.

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  • Paul
  • 2018/06/13

Pure brilliance

this is an absolutely brilliant listen. JBP nails "life" as we know it and cuts through all the political correctness madness out there so brilliantly. We need this man to save western society...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018/09/04

Amazing truth

Listen and listen some more . Until you know who you are ,self knowledge Will give you the freedom.To know the truth.

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  • Michele Peghini
  • 2018/08/10

The meaning of life

This is a very difficult book, but a very important one. It definitely changed the way I see the world and the way I conduct myself. I struggled with the written version, but I've found the audio book more accessible, and I definitely enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018/08/31

A massive intellectual endeavour

A brilliant piece of work aimed at helping us orient in a world bookended between chaos and order

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  • Tom
  • 2019/05/02

Big and sprawling. I need a hard copy and a highlighter.

A surprisingly wooden reading from a great public speaker. There’s a lot in here and much of it is good and insightful, but requires intense concentration, and a notebook beside you. So, it was probably awesome but definitely not a casual listen for the drive to and from work.

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  • Grant Dewar
  • 2018/06/13

a map for the hero's journey

Professor Peterson narrates his groundbreaking work to successfully bring together philosophical, psychological, evolutionary and biological theories to unite the great mythologies and religions as a way to explore the meaning of life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018/07/24

Maps of meaning - required reading

To put it simply, this may be the greatest book ever written, decisively so if one includes within it all the works that it references. Even a brief understanding of this work will likely change your life for the better.

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  • Robert Stockton
  • 2019/05/08

Impossible to Recommend More Highly

I was introduced to Peterson by a teacher I admire. He showed me a clip on YouTube of a heavily biased and forceful "journalist" trying their best to put words in Jordan's mouth and trap him in ideological arguments. I had never seen someone so beautifully composed, comprehending and erudite under such pressure. My treacher pointed out that Peterson's behavior was the result of knowing his material and his own mind (and spirit, I would say) so very well. By the end of the "interview" the host was straight-up lost for words - as was I - and I downloaded "12 Rules for Life" right then and laughed and cried through it's depths. When I finished 12 Rules, I almost felt like I lost a friend so I devoured everything there was on YouTube (and there's lots!), which lead me eventually to the lectures he posted, for the world, for free! These were on his YouTube channel and consisted of more than ten, two-and-a-half hour long, intimate lectures, originally delivered weekly to a University class where he was a Professor of Psychology. I figured out after a few of these incredible lectures that the text and diagrams and images he kept referring to (I only listened to the audio as I was mostly driving) was from his 14-year-long devotion, Maps of Meaning. Of course, I downloaded Maps of Meaning and the rest is mythology. ;) I had felt like I lost a friend from 12 Rules but after injesting this book, I realised that "friend" was a very crude rendering of the phenomenal intellect, passion, generosity, humility, clarity, depth and spirit that is Jordan Peterson. This is an academic work as well as a spiritual benediction, so be prepared to give each word it's due... you won't grok it any other way. I feel ravaged and revered and dissolved in so many, thorough solutions. And I'm looking forward with excitement to the terror of this wonderful, ever Unknown life, for which I can whole-heartedly thank Jordan, and the Giants whose shoulders he so bravely and humbly climbed to reshout the story we've lived, told and forgotten since time immemorial.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018/11/27

Reflective

A great book to exercise the mind in ways of thinking. It's long, but ends too soon.

  • 総合評価
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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018/07/08

That's a tough book.

Pretty grueling to get through in places, but it delivers a lot of value. A bit repetitive, but that seems to be the norm with academic books.

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  • Eliana Negri
  • 2018/08/30

Insightful and thorough analysis of the principals of evil

Peterson masterfully paints a historical picture of how the birth of good and evil affects us all in modern society, pulling from myth, story, and life this sometimes challenging textbook outlines the concept of evil in the human psyche. Was a pleasure to listen to.