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The philosophy has its own non-contradictory fail-safe built-in. Nice wrap-up.

On 5/12/2021 at 8:53 PM, whYNOT said:

(Certainly, for example, the more mature Objectivists will resent being berated for their political choices)

As for the berating, The Romantic Manifesto offers this with regard to art.

An artist reveals his naked soul in his work—and so, gentle reader, do you when you respond to it.

There may be a lessor parallel in politics.

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On 5/14/2021 at 6:27 AM, dream_weaver said:
On 5/12/2021 at 7:53 PM, whYNOT said:

(Certainly, for example, the more mature Objectivists will resent being berated for their political choices)

As for the berating, The Romantic Manifesto offers this with regard to art.

An artist reveals his naked soul in his work—and so, gentle reader, do you when you respond to it.

There may be a lessor parallel in politics.

The reasons for a choice in politics are of a fundamentally different nature from the reasons for a choice in art.  In particular, in politics it is appropriate to understand the reasons conceptually before making a choice, and the reasons can be important to consider in evaluating the choice.

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7 hours ago, Doug Morris said:

The reasons for a choice in politics are of a fundamentally different nature from the reasons for a choice in art.

Agreed.

7 hours ago, Doug Morris said:

In particular, in politics it is appropriate to understand the reasons conceptually before making a choice, and the reasons can be important to consider in evaluating the choice.

The parallel is in coming to conceptual agreement. Individuals often differ in what they consider most important. The politicians select the aspects they consider most important. The constituents pick the candidate they like best according to how they resonate with their notions, or chose to dicker about what is wrong with side they disagree with. 

The constituents like the candidate that paints a picture that 'mirrors' the political landscape they would like to see materialize. 

Conversely, the constituents dislike the candidate that portrays a political landscape they consider less than desirable.

This is analogous politically, albeit not a direct parallel from the aesthetic considerations.

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