Peter Boghossian on how to have tough conversations and change minds in a world that avoids both
In this episode, I speak with philosopher, Peter Bhoghossian, about fat, feminism, and changing minds
Peter Boghossian had been a professor of Philosophy at Portland State University for a decade when he famously resigned in September 2021, on account of harassment and an increasingly illiberal atmosphere, limiting free thought, free speech, and critical discourse in the academy. He is now engaged in a "Street Epistomology" project, wherein he engages the public in conversations about controversial topics, encouraging them to question their beliefs and maybe even to change their minds.
I spoke with him about the project, how to disagree with friends, and why he loves My 600-lb Life.