Originally Posted by DarkScribe
I don't think that you grasp what is meant by stimulating the intellect.
If it makes your imagination work, it is stimulating your intellect. If it makes you think, it is stimulating your intellect. If it arouses an emotion, it is stimulating your intellect. If it makes you laugh it is stimulating your intellect.
Music on the other hand can stimulate feeling, emotion, senses without passing through the filter of your intellect - it does so directly.
But then there is no difference. Why should it matter if the emotion is caused directly or cause by a system that uses the intellect? So there is no difference in the possible emotions to experience in that case. So i do not get at all why there is a difference in re-readability/re-listenability.