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Rixie comments on Making Beliefs Pay Rent (in Anticipated Experiences) - Less Wrong

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Comment author: Rixie 25 January 2013 01:16:14AM 1 point [-]

That's not the right question. In order for facts to be useful, they must connect to something. Music is not a fact, except in the sense that "Music exists, therefore I expect to hear it under this circumstance."

Math is an expression of what is constantly happening around us. Music is a thing, not a belief. "What good is Music?" Well, what good are trees? What good is love?

You put music into the wrong catagory. Music is a thing, not a belief.

Comment author: Rixie 25 January 2013 01:16:55AM 0 points [-]

The what good is love thing wasn't meant to be philosophical, it was just an example.

Comment author: shminux 25 January 2013 03:51:28AM 1 point [-]

Music is a thing, not a belief.

Define music.

Comment author: [deleted] 25 January 2013 04:03:00AM *  5 points [-]

'e probably means the set of sounds that have certain structural properties, and that humans find enjoyable to listen to.

Comment author: Rixie 25 January 2013 04:14:55AM 1 point [-]

The question is, what definition of music could change the meaning of my explanation?

(Not implying that there isn't one, just wondering, and making you wonder too.)