Since music as such – the aspect of pure music in the sounding event – from inside never goes beyond the mind
and also, strictly speaking, never reaches the mind
since the mind only represents the outermost boundary of music
, one may state that pure music, by its true nature, is not even a part of the humanities but belongs to the field of the science of the self
, the science of the core of human life
, or at least to the field of the science of the intellect
However, the mind in the form of the musical sound-space
represents the outermost boundary of music, just as smoke represents the outermost boundary of fire; and in that respect at least the effect of music belongs to the field of humanities.