Friday, July 08, 2011

Live Music and Live Philosophy

What makes seeing music so much better than listening to it? It is the exact opposite with philosophy. Seeing a paper, you inevitably get lost, can't follow the details of the logic, and do not get the subtleties. For real appreciation, you need to carefully go over and over the written piece. Yet having the recording of a musical performance that you can find the detail and nuance doesn't do the same thing, it decreases the appreciation. Why?