“In this period there was a culture of what could be called personal writing: taking notes on the reading, conversations, and reflections that one hears or engages in oneself; keeping kinds of notebooks on important subjects (what the Greeks call ‘hupomnemata’), which must be reread from time to time so as to reactualize their contents.”

Foucault, The Hermeneutics of the Subject: Lectures at the College de France 1981-1982

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