Music and Value

Where did the good music go? Where the value went: to those few who realized value does not exist in the proliferation into nothingness. Where the workmen accept that their production depends on art, that the artist's domain is placed on equal grounds in terms of value.

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Functionalism vs Aestheticism

The aesthetician hides behind closed doors and only leaves with abstractions; this is why there are so few philosophers that one could film with sensory delight. Rather, the aesthetician may be filmed as they become blank in the face, or scratching a brief note in a notebook, with long pauses in between. The romanticism of the aesthetician is limited.

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Emotional Literacy and Movies

It is not because they are "sheeple" or "dumb" - they are emotionally illiterate. Like the baby that is endlessly entertained by covering one's face with two hands - it is the spectacle of an event beyond concept that riles them up. Emotionally illiterate people do not understand why they are being affected by a film scene, but instead, celebrate that they are; i.e., they may value the existence of a subject rather than its purpose.

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