In these lectures, Leonard Peikoff argues that a great work of art has life-serving values to offer even when its philosophic content is untrue. Through analysis of some great works of literature, and a number of his favorite poems, Peikoff shows that great art, even when the work’s theme is false, teaches you how to use your consciousness and how it can nourish your life.

These lectures were recorded in 1997 and in 1999.