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  1. Apr 2024
    1. For the purpose of indexing we shall divide 73our stock of names or terms into those ofconcretes, processes and countries, concretes being the com-modities with which we are concerned, processes indicatingtheir actions, and countries indicating the localities with whichthe concretes are connected (295 et seq.) .

      There are likely other metadata he may be missing here: - in particular dates/times/time periods which may be useful for the historians. - others? - general forms of useful metadata from a database perspective?

    2. Concretes are only known to us superficially.

      This seems antithetical to the broader idea of concrete! His definition of concrete isn't very concrete is it?

      Is he calling to mind Webster's (1913) definition:

      To form into a mass, as by the cohesion or coalescence of separate particles.

      If this is the case, then having small notes or excerpts with short indices is clearer for small particles which could then be glued together for summarization.

    3. emphasises thenecessity of taking note of any serious assertion even if contraryto our own ideas.

      Taking note of any serious ideas which are contrary to our own conceptions is important because this may lead us to new realizations about concretes which in turn leads to new frontiers of knowledge.

      One must find a way to push through potential cognitive dissonance to compare ideas and sharpen them over time.

    4. What we record is whatwe observe, what we reason out. The subjects of our observingand reasoning arc things in general, real or imaginary, andthe conditions attaching to them. We shall call them concretesand processes respectively.

      His definition of these could stand to be more concrete.