My name is Steve Weiner, and I live in New York City.
I am an Associate of Aesthetic Realism, the philosophy founded by the great American poet and critic, Eli Siegel. Here are its three main principles:
1. The deepest desire of every person is to like the world on an honest or accurate basis.
2. The greatest danger for a person is to have contempt for the world and what is in it ….Contempt can be defined as the lessening of what is different from oneself as a means of self-increase as one sees it.
3. All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.
One of the joys of my life is presenting what I have learned from Aesthetic Realism in public seminars at its not-for-profit foundation in Soho, and elsewhere.
These are some of the subjects I have spoken on:
For many years, I was a Computer Specialist for the New York City Department of Education, and a labor union official.
If you wish to contact me, my email address is snweiner [at] gmail [dot] com
PS To learn more about Aesthetic Realism, here are some websites you can explore: