A particularly good JOHO this month, especially for the category inclined.
“Aristotle’s answer is that those aren’t separate questions. If you’re going to exist, you have to exist as something â€” a table, a human, a piping hot souvlaki. That turns philosophy back from a bad course that it had embarked on, and to which it would return as the influence of Aristotle wore off after the Middle Ages: Thinking that the meaning of things (the table as a table) is separable from their existence (the table as a thing). That path leads to the trivialization of meaning. But not for Aristotle. For him, if you want to know what makes Socrates real, you have to see how Socrates is a human…which means understanding him within a category (animals) with differentiated sub-categories (the rational animals as opposed to the non-rational ones). Thus, taxonomy and existence are fused: To be is to be in a taxonomy of meaning.”
Every once in a while it’s nice to know that one is not just making products easier to find, or adding business value, but perhaps even making the world saner and more palatable.
That’s not even the bulk of it; most of the JOHO is about the three orders of order. It’s a very IA issue.