Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Melville on Method

Herman Melville said: "There are some enterprises in which careful disorderliness is the only true method." This contrasts sharply with Descartes who meant by method "certain and simple rules, such that, if man observes them accurately, he will never assume what is false as true."

Note-taking requires both at different times—or so it seems to me.

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