Concepts are hard to define 11/13
but it's worth the effort to try
Don’t assume that most concepts have definitions. Look and see. How many of your concepts can you define? If you can name more than a few, you’re not thinking hard enough.
So when I say that the seminar is about Institutional Irrationality, don’t assume that “institution” or “rationality” can be precisely defined. We can work with those concepts, anyway. Still, the attempt to define them is worth the effort, because it increases the chances that we will be talking about the same thing when we use those terms.