Little is Big: the unprecedented integration of The Little Prince

Some of you may know — and may have actually read — a book for children and adults that has sold over 140 million copies worldwide: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (categorized as int8). Maybe there are even some who have seen the recent film based on this book — the film that won the César Award for Best Animated Film and also received critical acclaim in France and elsewhere, but not in the USA. However, many in America instead know the movie called Inside Out (2015). Continue reading

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Towards New Aesthetics

Besides explaining the main four branches of her philosophy (ethics, politics, epistemology, and metaphysics[1]), Ayn Rand also wrote on the nature of aesthetics, the last, fifth branch:

Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value-judgments” (The Romantic Manifesto, 1971, Ch.1, original italics). Continue reading

Is there a weakness in emotion?

Some people think that the economic system I presented in the previous posts is a dystopia. What these critics ignore is the habitual roles they themselves play in the current system. The current system is mostly hierarchically controlled. It is based on taking contextual representations as separable from oneself and ignoring this fact by having the opposite pretense. However, there is professional research to show that the individuals who are aligned with the old, objectified system can adapt to a new centralized and more efficient system. Continue reading