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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)11/03/2012 9:18:12 pm PDT

re: #74 b_sharp

re: #75 calochortus

I think you need to distinguish between a “reason” and a “purpose”. Music certainly seems to meet a fundamental human need, fulfill a universal desire, and may very well “‘harmonize’ functions of different parts of the brain”, but to say that is music’s “purpose” implies a higher degree of teleology than is warranted, as though music were designed with that end expressly in mind.