Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Luhmann's Index

Here is a digital copy of Luhmann's index of topics. It is relatively short and thus shows that he used the index to find significant access points into his note-taking system and not as an organizing principle for it.[1] The organization itself was a result of his non-hierarchical designation of individual notes by numbers and letters.[2]

The index has been typed for publication. Luhmann's Index, i.e. the list of the different numbers for main topics, looked like this:

This list is not identical with the list of access points or Schlagwortverzeichnis.

1. See Luhmann's Zettelkasten.
3. See also An Electronic Version.

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