Principles of Luhmann's Zettelkasten

  • Write (small) notes, using note sequences to develop an idea or topic
  • Where possible or necessary (i.e., if an idea can be considered as “start” of a new note sequence, but does fit into the current linear argumentation), branch off a new idea-path
  • Check if similar topic or “story line” has been written down elsewhere; if yes, add manual links / references
  • Identify relevant notes that function as “starting” point and tag these notes
(from Daniel Lüdecke [2] )

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[0] Overview http://takingnotenow.blogspot.com/2007/12/luhmanns-zettelkasten.html [1] Communicating with Zettelkästchen https://web.archive.org/web/20131228195930/http://scriptogr.am/kuehnm/post/2012-12-22-111621 [2] https://strengejacke.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/introduction-into-luhmanns-zettelkasten-thinking.pdf