Is Beauty Objective?

In short, yes.  But, once you get beyond that there is a subjective side as well.  Great vid here by The Golden One about this down below.  But in short, this BS about how everything is up for interpretation is garbage.  Aesthetics are important.  And whether we’re talking about people, art, architecture, music, or anything else, you know deep down whether something is beautiful or not.  This post-modernist drivel they try and jam down our throats is garbage.  And you feel it, and know it instinctively.  The same goes for “art games” in the video game world.  Here is a great essay by Alex Kierkegaard on this very topic.

There is a concerted effort to make things ugly.  It sounds silly and stupid, but it’s true.  And they want to normalize ugliness and make you think that everything is subjective and up for interpretation.  Don’t buy into that crap.  There is objective truth, and objective beauty, in the world.

2 responses

  1. There is no objective truth and objective beauty. You have understood nothing of my essay or of philosophy if you think that there is. But that doesn’t mean that a group of us can’t set up our own standards and defend them against attacks, and work to propagate them. And these standards we call “civilization”. They are subjective standards, like all standards, but that doesn’t make them any less valuable to us than the much-touted “objective” standards; indeed, it makes them MORE valuable, because they are OUR standards. A world in which objective standards existed would be a stupid, simple world, and I wouldn’t want to live in it. And that’s why it doesn’t exist.

    P.S. The video you linked is stupid.

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  2. Alex,

    Thanks for taking the time to respond to the post and video. Your work is incredible; keep it up. I don’t think our views differ as much as you think. Perhaps I should have been more clear, but given the entire theme of the website is a celebration of Western civilization and a discussion on its enemies, I assumed it was known I meant WITHIN Western civilization, and the standards we have set up, there is more or less objective beauty. Though on some level one could make the argument it carries over in other domains as well (in nature for example the best looking reproduces the most – not subjective at all if said species is biologically programmed to be attracted to the best looking in particular).

    Thanks again for the comment!


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