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The Survival Value of Great (Though Philosophically False) Art

Leonard Peikoff

Presented at: Lyceum 1997

Date: Aug 09, 1997

How art teaches man to use his consciousness. The four elements of literature––plot, characterization, theme, style––considered as the means to this end. Art qua art, therefore, as essential to man's survival even when it is mixed or false (examples from Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, especially from Anna Karenina and Crime and Punishment).


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