5.09.2007

this I used for part of 2D&I, but fell short

I. The whole composition must be permeated with a protracted and wordy
exposition of the initial plan.

II. Terms are to be included for conceptions that, except in this definition, appear
nowhere in the whole book.

III. Conceptual distinctions laboriously arrived at in the text are to be obliterated
again in the relevant notes.

IV. For concepts treated only in their general significance, examples should be
given; if, for example, machines are mentioned, all the different kinds of machines
should be enumerated.

V. Everything that is known a priori about an object is to be consolidated by an
abundance of examples.

VI. Relationship that could be represented graphically must be expounded in
words. Instead of being represented in a genealogical tree, for example, all family
relationships are to be enumerated and described.

VII. A number of opponents all sharing the same argument should each be refuted
individually.


The typical work of modern scholarship is intended to be read like a catalogue.
But when shall we actually write books like catalogues?

this is for identity theft

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