Cod philosophy 101

February 15, 2021 7:06 AM

If a track is posted to MeFiMu, and there’s no-one around to hear it, does it make a sound? “Philosophers have long argued that sound, colour, taste, smell and touch are all secondary qualities which exist only in our minds. We have no basis for our common-sense assumption that these secondary qualities reflect or represent reality as it really is. So, if we interpret the word ‘sound’ to mean a human experience rather than a physical phenomenon, then when there is nobody around there is a sense in which the falling tree makes no sound at all. It’s much like posting tracks to MetaFilter Music” https://blog.oup.com/2011/02/quantum/ Yup - I’m slightly lockdown-crazy and have time on my hands.....
posted by MajorDundee

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