Rand's esthetics

Technotranscendence (neptune@mars.superlink.net)
Sat, 20 Feb 1999 20:03:21 -0500 (EST)

At 11:42 AM 2/20/99 -0600, Natasha Vita-More <natasha@natasha.cc> wrote:
>>I call the essay Saint-Andre mentions below to your attention
>>and recommend you read it. Since not everyone here is or
>>was an Objectivist (or knows about it), it might not seem all
>>that relevant. But could we not this same logic be applied
>>to some of the various transhuman and Extropian artistic
>>endeavors? I'd be curious to see your reactions...
>As much as I admire Rand for her fiction as well as her philosophy, I do
>not agree with her views on fine arts.

I agree with some of her views on the arts, but not all of them. My views i nthis area are under constant revision.:) You can see some of my thoughts on this at:


and related links. (I've also had a few essays that were posted elsewhere, but that link is dead.) Most of my esthetics thought grows out of Rand's -- using her ideas as my starting point, but hopefully not being trapped in her universe.:)

>I did look for the essay you suggested we read, but could not locate it.
>Please send me a copy to natasha@natasha.cc.

Go to http://www.monadnock.net/review/ Click on Essays, then click on Artist Shrugged. I just checked it out and it worked. If this doesn't work, let me know.


Daniel Ust