Heterarchy: an unranked or many-ranked structure
I've been writing Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter for the past few weeks. I came across the following term, heterarchy, which might be a word people using Zettelkasten should know.
Hofstadter's explanation is in relation to self-referencing (or recursive) structures, which are inter-connected in such a fashion that nothing can be said to be the top-level or bottom-level. It is not a flat hierarchy, but a heavily connected network of relationships. I thought that sounded very familiar to something I knew
There is a Wikipedia article on the subject too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterarchy
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