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Gibb Sahib The impossibility of describing music (37) RE: The impossibility of describing music 21 Jan 18


So is it 1) impossible to describe music with words
or
2) that these reviews are now describing it in a way that you think is good / useful / etc. ?

If #1, how can you expect #2 at all?

If #1, is this in any way unique for music? Would it not be arguable that all or most things (that are not words themselves) could be known better through direct inspection than through the media of verbal signs? And if that is true, does it mean the latter is worthless or "impossible"?

If #2, that seems to be a specific topic on writing style, or maybe on meta-language. What would one offer as an improvement to the writing style or the vocabulary of the meta-language?


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