My google search ” is art about beauty or intellectualism” threw up some interesting articles. The first (!) was offered by the Atlas Society who believe
“Ayn Rand’s philosophical works (sic) have been praised as presenting historic breakthroughs in thinking. At the Atlas Society, our scholars work to further develop this philosophy born in the mid-twentieth century. We present the empowering principles of Objectivism to a global audience, and offer those principles as a rational and moral alternative in the marketplace of philosophical ideas.”
I did read this and have posted my reflections in my Words theme.
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” Sun Tzu
I also looked at an extract of the book Beyond Pleasure: Freud, Lacan, Barthes by