Inevitably, the choice was more than a little arbitrary: to the
naked eye, such rejected ideas as Fact, Faith, Sex, Thought, Value,
and Woman seem as "great" as some of those included. However, the
Doctor has appended to his Syntopicon those sixteen hundred small
ideas, running from A Priori to Zoology via such way stations as
Gluttony (see Sin), Elasticity, Distinctness, Circumcision (see God),
and Daydreaming (see Desire). This inventory relates each of these
small ideas to the Great Ideas (or Great Idea) under which references
pertinent to the small ideas can be found, and all one needs to find
one's way around in the Syntopicon is some sort of idea, Great or
small (plus, naturally, plenty of time and determination).
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