To summarise, according to Whitehead the ultimate and
only aim in itself of the (development of the) world is beauty
and harmony, i.e., maximising individual experiential intensity while minimising the hindrance of other individual
entities’ intensities. In a similar vein, Nietzsche argues that
the only justification of human existence—in the sense of selfdesign on the basis of the will(s) to power, and not just as
self-conservation—is the aesthetic one.