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Posted by Joe on Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 18:43:09 :

In Reply to: history of art posted by trablano on Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 09:42:37 :

No treblano, if that is your real name, I think many things have survived history aside from art, some excellent lessons about politics and economics, to name just two. History has not been kind to Leftist ideologies.

As for the rationality of music, emotions are not separate entities from our reason. Emotions, like anything else, can be rational or irrational. Music, if harmonious, follows very rational laws that appeal to our emotions, much as our emotions react rationally to many things in life. Grief over a lost loved one is quite rational. Anger at someone buying multiple items in front of you at the grocery store is not. Believing Spratley to be an odd bird is a rational emotion. Believing Wordsmith to be a person who can stand on his own two feet rather than just appending short suffixes to the posts of others is not.

The separation of the emotional from the rational faculties, in my opinion*, is one of the biggest mistakes people make.


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