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Any reason for aesthetics being spelled without the "a?" ColinR 19:59, 12 March 2007 (EDT)

Simple: the "A" spelling is a British spelling. It's like the difference between "etiology" and "aetiology."
Here, we follow Noah Webster, not the OED.--TerryH 20:10, 12 March 2007 (EDT)
Webster's, at least the online version, uses aesthetic, as do most other dictionaries. ColinR 21:00, 12 March 2007 (EDT)
Funny--Ayn Rand herself spelled it without the "a."--TerryH 21:11, 12 March 2007 (EDT)
I'm just going off of what I pulled off the internet after reading your earlier comment. I don't really care, more just curious. ColinR 21:15, 12 March 2007 (EDT)

Objectivist views on art`

Walrus, if you're watching this talk page, then hear this:

I know Objectivism almost as well as does Leonard Peikoff himself, if he's still alive. And I'll have you know that everything I wrote about Objectivistic aesthetics comes directly from issues of The Objectivist and The Ayn Rand Letter that bear directly on the subjects in question.

Your edit is suspect for one reason all by itself: that you left the section on aesthetics completely blank when you were done. In short, you deny what I have said, but have nothing to say in the alternative. This is not the way to help build an encyclopedia, dear sir (or madam, as the case might be).

As to Objectivism not accepting God, I challenge you to show that Objectivism did not reject God. Rejection of the concept of God pervades Objectivism, and all of Ayn Rand's writing. "Mysticism!" she routinely accused--and to quote Branden directly, she "regard(ed) anyone who described himself or herself as a mystic, as a crackpot or a charlatan." (See Branden, Nathaniel, The Benefits and Hazards of the Philosophy of Ayn Rand).

If, in closing, you care to dispute any of these points, then please do so here.--TerryHTalk 21:08, 12 May 2007 (EDT)