Quora answer: What are your best tools capturing and sharing concepts?

May 22 2014

What I do is create diagrams that try to capture my thoughts.
You can see my diagrams in some of my Quora answers, this one [Thinking: Why are we so quick to judge and choose sides? ] shows the relation to between the kinds of knowledge in Aristotle and the phases of Plato’s divided line. The diagram is totally adapted to the structure of the ideas being represented.

Concepts are non-representables. But we indicate them with verbal and prose descriptions and their relations can be shown diagrammatically. Creating these representations that are completely adapted to the structure of the ideas used to indicate relations between concepts is difficult but rewarding, because once you get it right then you can remember it easily. It gives the context of the ideas which point toward the concepts

No responses yet

Leave a Reply

Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog