Jordan Peterson- Art as a window to the Transcendent

I am not familiar with all of Jordan Peterson's work so I can't say that I embrace his entire worldview. What I can say is that I've watched several hours of his interviews and lectures and he seems like one of the most sane and thoughtful public voices I've heard in years. His lecture about the importance of art, artists and role of beauty is not only passionate it is the best articulated argument in support of the arts that I have ever heard (but then again...I don't often hear people arguing for the arts!). In this video he talks about art as a window to the transcendent and the important role that artists play in creating economic and cultural value:

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