Three-Dimensional Writing

Tomáš Dvořák



The review article of Markus Krajewski's Paper Ma- chines: About Cards & Catalogues, 1548-1929 (Cambridge - London: The MIT Press 2011) traces the con- ceptual history of the card catalogue while emphasizing the transforma- tion of library catalogues from bound and printed books into systems of standardized and mobile paper slips. It focuses primarily on the influence of material conditions of knowledge production on the nature of scientific knowledge and its classification - in this regard, it also analyzes the card catalogue system of Niklas Luhmann as an example of three-dimensional writing, in which his theory of social systems is written.


kartotéka; materiální kultura vědy; teoretický design; card catalogue; material culture of science; theory design

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TEORIE VĚDY / THEORY OF SCIENCE – journal for interdisciplinary studies of science is published twice a year by the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Centre for Science, Technology, and Society Studies). ISSN 1210-0250 (Print) ISSN 1804-6347 (Online) MK ČR E 18677 web: /// email: