Beyond the Complexity Horizon
"Can science explain art, music and literature?" asks Roger Scruton — Only Adapt. "The attempt to explain art, music, literature, and the sense of beauty as adaptations is both trivial as science and empty as a form of understanding," the philosopher writes. "It tells us nothing of importance about its subject matter, and does huge intellectual damage in persuading ignorant people that after all there is nothing about the humanities to understand, since they have all been explained — and explained away."