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10 pillars of knowledge: map of human knowledge
Pillar 1: Foundations                                                                                   Chaim Zins  
foundations of Knowledge - Diderot and D'Alembert's Encyclopédie, Marie-Lan Nguyen, 2010, CC –BY- SA 2.0.©
Supernatural - God creates man (Michelangelo, Ceiling of Sistine Chapel)© Matter and Energy - Sun (NASA).© Space and Earth - Solar System Montage (NASA, 2000).© Gorilla Non-Human Organisms - Gorilla (Credit: E. De Merode, NASA ).© Human Body and Mind. Courtesy of US Army image gallery.© Human Society - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, December 10, 1948 (United Nations, 1949).© Human Thought and Art – The Vitruvian Man (Leonardo da Vinci, 1492).© Technology - Space Shuttle Columbia as it lifts off from Launch Pad 39A on mission STS-107 (NASA, 2003).© Human History - The French Revolution (July revolution. July 28, 1830), "Liberty Leading the People", (Eugene Delacroix, 1830).©
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Foundations studies the metaknowledge of human knowledge. Metaknowledge is knowledge about the knowledge itself.
It explores the philosophical, sociological, historical, methodological, and mediating perspectives of human knowledge itself.

Pillar 1: Foundations

Key concepts (Wikipedia): knowledgemetaknowledgetruth, researchscience, scientific method / methodologyobjectivity, subjectivity, academic discipline, knowledge organization, knowledge mapping, humanities, social sciencesnatural sciences, life sciencesexact science, pure science, applied science, hard science, soft science  

(1-4) Category Field En Encyclopedic article M Media (images, videos, virtual tours) C Course R Information resources  

foundations of Knowledge - Diderot and D'Alembert's Encyclopédie, Marie-Lan Nguyen, 2010, CC –BY- SA 2.0.©
1. Theory. Fields: Philosophy of Knowledge (Epistemology), Philosophy of Science. Image: Aristotle, marble copy of bronze by Lysippos. Louvre Museum.© 1. Theory (1)
      studies the philosophical aspects of knowledge and science.   
 Philosophy of knowledge (Epistemology)  
          = The study of the philosophical aspects of knowledge.
          En Epistemology (W); (SEP);
 Knowledge (W); (SEP);
          »   Trouth (W);  (SEP).
          M  Best of 3D Street Art Illusions (YouTube).
»   Magic's Secrets Revealed (YouTube). (43:03).
»   Animal Planet: Mermaids (Discovery)It's a Hoax (CNN).
               A mockumentary on mermaids.
M The Dark Secret of Hendrik Schoen (BBC). on YouTube.
                A documentary on the scientific scandal. (48:03). 
       Philosophy of science
          = The study of the philosophical aspects of science.
          En Philosophy of science (W) 
          »   Science (W);  (SEP).
          M  Science Under Attack  (BBC) on YouTube (53:39).

foundations of Knowledge - Galileo Galilei facing the Roman Inquisition (Cristiano Banti, 1857).© 2. Context (Place & Time) (2)
      studies the historical and sociological aspects of knowledge.
       History of science
          = The study of the history of all sciences.
          En History of science (W)  
       Sociology of knowledge
          = The study of the social aspects of thought and science.
          En Sociology of knowledge (W) 
Louis Pasteur in his laboratory, Albert Edelfelt, 1885; Musée d'Orsay, Paris© 3. Methodology (3)
      studies the methodological aspects of scientific research
       Methodology of science
          = The study of research methodologies.
          En Methodology of science (W)  
Pillar 1: Foundations of Knowledge. Image: Bookshelves. Giuseppe Maria Crespi, 1725 (Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna).© 4. Mediation (4)
      studies the mediating aspects of knowledge
       Information science
= The study of the ways to connect knowlege and users.
          En Information science (W) 
          M  Art of Data Visualization (PBS) (7:44).
          = The study of the organization of museums and exhibitions.
          En Museology  
          = The study of science by statistical-based methodologies*.
          En Scientometrics (W) 
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