There’s not only engaging directly with those who came before, but using those same annotations (sometimes moved into different contexts) to regularly re-engage with, refine, and extend one’s own thinking.
Annotations aren’t only a conversation with a particular text, but should also serve to begin a conversation with one’s self.
scholars are annotators
The practice of scholarship is the practice of engaging in written dialogue with those who came before. Aristotle’s regular engagement with the things said by his predecessors is an important part of his legomenology. tags: Aristotle, Legomenology —cplong on May 28 1
- broader terms (BT): commonplace books
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- related terms (RT): academia
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