Let's talk about Ideas and Concepts
I am utterly enthralled with some sort of quixotic quest to find, categorize, and ruminate on awesome ideas and concepts. Thanks to @mleo2003 for sharing your post about The Syntopicon, which is such a preposterous and ambitious idea that I, at the very least, feel a to-my-bones appreciation for efforts of Mortimer J. Adler and friends.
Here's their 102 Great Ideas organized by category: https://www.thegreatideas.org/103ideascat.html. If there is interest, I would like to create a separate thread where we discuss the validity of The 102 Great Ideas: how they overlap, what is redundant, and what is missing—especially since they explicitly did not cover ideas outside of the Western tradition.
Sometimes in the shower, I have daydreams about creating The Concepticon—a cross-linked and fairly comprehensive list of important concepts...although, alas, I am but an amateur and certainly no Adler! As of now, these concepts are defined roughly just as any concept that when I think about it, I feel a certain sense of awe, or groundedness, or universal fundamental-ness, or wisdom.
Here's a screenshot showcasing some of these concepts:
There are so many fascinating concepts. I will definitely be adding: Flow and Sfumato among others.
Is anyone else just super stoked thinking about ideas and concepts, or should I keep my thoughts to my shower?
What are some of your favorite concepts?
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