The Romantic Manifesto by Ayn Rand | Aristotelian or Kant-Hegelian?
Is Ayn Rand’s book on aesthetics a worthy continuation of Aristotle’s Poetics or is it inconsistent and full of contradictions? Jan-Ove Tuv, Bork Nerdrum and Nic Thurman sit down to discuss The Romantic Manifesto by the American author and philosopher.
Topics discussed in this episode:
- The importance of Volition and people in action
- Are Rand’s aesthetic ideas Kant-Hegelian?
- Rand’s taste in painting and confusing ideology with “quality”
- On depicting people with Flaws
- A clear line = A clear thought?
- Rand’s peculiar taste for modernist architecture
- Sculptures: Just for ornamentation?
- Romanticism: An embrace of life
- Why figurative painters should read The Fountainhead
- The pathos of the “indifferent” judgment
- Romanticism gives us stories to live by
The conversation was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum and assisted by Cassander Straumsgaard and Kristine Onsrud.
The centerpiece was a 19th century reproduction of G. F. Watts’ Hope.
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