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Single Idea 19250

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 2. Invocation to Philosophy]

Full Idea

Everything worth notice is worth recording; and those records should be so made that they can readily be arranged, and particularly so that they can be rearranged.

Gist of Idea

Everything interesting should be recorded, with records that can be rearranged


Charles Sanders Peirce (Reasoning and the Logic of Things [1898], V)

Book Reference

Peirce,Charles Sanders: 'Reasoning and the Logic of Things', ed/tr. Ketner,K.L. [Harvard 1992], p.188

A Reaction

Yet another epigraph for my project! Peirce must have had a study piled with labelled notes, and he would have adored this database, at least in its theory.

Related Idea

Idea 19241 An idea on its own isn't an idea, because they are continuous systems [Peirce]