The Survival Value of Great (Though Philosophically False) Art (MP3 download)
By Leonard Peikoff
Dr. Peikoff demonstrates how a work of art serves a philosophic purpose even when its philosophic content is untrue by focusing on how art teaches man to use his consciousness. He examines how the four elements of literature, plot, characterization, theme and style, accomplish this. Art qua art, he argues, is essential to man's survival even when the art's theme is false.
(MP3 download; 1 hr., 43 mins., with Q & A, 74 MB)