Dreadful Philosophy Of Dancing to Techno
“They are dancing at each other. The difference between ‘at’ and ‘with’ is one of the deepest psychological differences we know . . .
Rudeness, obscenity, the ‘in your face’ manners of the new TV presenter – all these are ways of being ‘at’ other people. Courtesy, manners, negotiation and deference are, by contrast, ways of being with.” (Guardian )
British conservative philosopher Roger Scruton despairs about clubbers dancing to techno, complaining they “jerk on to the floor in obedience to the puppet master at the desk” (in soon to be published new essay ‘Confessions of a Heretic’).