Definition: our language is so reliant on image that sound as a sensory symbol is subservient to it
- In Linguistic theory, de Saussure and Aristotle claim: “all men have not the same speech sounds, but the mental experiences…are the same for all, as also are those things of which our experiences are the images.” Does this ring true?
- What is the relationship between sound and image? Can one exist apart from the other?
- Adorno claims that "sound lacks the unambiguous distinctness of the concept" of visualism leading music to a more "deliberate misuse for idealogical purposes? Do sound and music function on a different level of rational thought?
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