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Knowledge | Supernatural | Matter & energy | Space & Earth | Non-Human organisms | Body & mind | Society | Thought & art | Technology | History

ידע 1. Knowledge 

1.1 Theory 
  Philosophy of knowledge (Epistemology) (W
  Philosophy of science  (W)   

1.2 Context 
 • History of science (W)
 • Sociology of knowledge (W)
 • Sociology of science (W)

1.3 Methodology
 • Methodology of science (W)

1.4 Mediation
 • Information science (W)
 • Museology (W)
 • Scientometrics (W)

 10pk 2 image 2. The Supernatural 

2.1 Theory 
 • Religious studies (W)
  • Philosophy of religion (W)
  • Sociology of religion (W)
  • Anthropology of religion (W)
  • Psychology of religion (W)

  • History of religion (W)
  • Comparative religion (W)

2.2 Mysticism 
  • Mysticism (W)

2.3 Religions (W)

 2.3.1 Abrahamic
   
• Judaism (W)
   • Christianity (W)
   • Islam (W)

 2.3.2 Indian (Dharmic)
   •Hinduism (W)
   •Buddhism (W)
   •Jainism (W)
   •Sikhism (W)

 2.3.3 East Asian
   •Confucianism (W)
   •Yin and Yang symbol.svgTaoism (W)
   • Shinto (W)

 2.3.4 Iranian
   • Faravahar.svg Zoroastrianism (W)

 2.3.5 Ethnic 
   • Chinese Folk Religion (W)
   • Korean Shamanism (W)
   • Vodun (W)
   • Bantu Religion (W)

 2.3.6 New 
   • Bahá'í Faith (W)
   • Cao Dai (W)

 2.3.7 Ancient
  • Prehistoric Religion (W)
  • 
Ancient Mesopotamian Religion (W)

  • Ancient Egyptian Religion (W)
  • Ancient Greek Religion (W)
  • Inca Religion (W)

 10pk 3 image Pillar 3: Matter and energy 

3.1 Theory 
 • Philosophy of physics (W)

3.2 Principles
 • Physics (W)

3.3 Substances
 • Chemistry (W)

 10pk 4 image Pillar 4: Space and earth 

4.1 Theory 
 • Cosmology (W)

4.2 Space (W)
 
Astronomy (W)

4.3 Earth (W)
 4.3.1 Surface and substance
 
Physical geography (W)
 
Geology (W)
 
Soil science (W)

4.3.2 Interrelations 
  
Agriculture* (W)
 
• Environmental science (W)
 
• Emergency management (W)

 10pk 5 image Pillar 5: Non-human organisms 

5.1 Theory 
 
• Philosophy of biology (W)
 
• Bioethics (W)

5.2 Basic sciences
 
Biology (W)
 Agriculture* (W)

5.3 Health and wellbeing 
 
• Veterinary medicine (W)

 10pk 6 image Pillar 6: Body and mind 

6.1 Theory 
 Philosophy of mind (W)
 • Philosophy of human biology
 • Human bioethics (W)

6.2 Basic sciences
 Human biology (W)
 Psychology (W)
 • Cognitive science (W)
 • Neuroscience (W)

  Forensic science (W)
  Sports science (W)
  Bioinformatics (W)

6.3 Health and wellbeing

6.3.1 Medical sciences 
  Medicine (W)
  Dentistry (W)

 6.3.2 Paramedical Studies 
  Nursing (W)
  Midwifery (W)
  • Paramedicine (W)
  Pharmacology (W)
  Pharmacy (W)
  Toxicology (W)
   Physical Therapy (W)
  Occupational Therapy (W)
  • Podiatry (W)
 
Audiology (W)

  Speech-language pathology (W)
  Optometry (W)
  Clinical Psychology (W)
  Addiction Studies (W)
  Art Therapy (W)
  Animal-assisted Therapy (W)
  Genetic Counseling (W) 
  Nutrition (W) and Dietetics (W)
  Public Health (W)
  Medical Laboratory Science (W)
  Radiography (Wand Medical Imaging (W)

 6.3.3 Complementary medicine (W)
  Acupuncture (W)
  Herbal Medicine (W)
  Massage Therapy (W)
  Yoga (W)
  Clown Care (W)

 10pk 7 image Pillar 7: Society 

7.1 Theory
 Philosophy of Social Science (W)
 Social Philosophy (W)
 Social Theory (W) 

7.2 Society at Large

 7.2.1 General
  Sociology (W)
  Anthropology (W)
  Human Geography (W)
  • Demography (W)


7.2.2 Area-based
  Area Studies (W) (map)
    Theory:
   
• Area Studies Theory & History
    Fields: 
    Divided by Continents
(W) (map)
   •Asia (W)
    North Asia (W)
         Siberia (Russia) (W)
    Central Asia (W)
         Kazakhstan (W) | Kyrgyzstan (W) |
         Tajikistan (W) Turkmenistan (W) |
         Uzbekistan (W)

    East Asia (W)
         Mainland: China (W)
         (incl. Hong Kong (W), Macao (W)
         and Tibet (W) | Mongolia (W) |
         North Korea (W) | South Korea (W)
         Islands:  Japan (W) |Taiwan (W)
    Southeast Asia(W)
         Mainland: Cambodia (W) | Laos (W) |
         Malaysia (west (W) | Myanmar (W) |
         Philippines (W) | Singapore (W) |
         Thailand (W) | Vietnam (W)
         Islands: Brunei (W) | East Timor (W) |
         
Indonesia (W) |  Malaysia (east) (W) |
    South Asia(W)
         Mainland:  Afghanistan (W) | 
         Bangladesh (W) |  Bhutan (W) | India (W) |
         Iran (W) | Nepal (W) | Pakistan (W) |
         Islands: Maldives (W) |  Sri Lanka (W)

    West Asia(W)
         Caucasus (W):  Armenia (W) |
         Azerbaijan (W) | Georgia (W) |
         Cyprus (W) | Turkey (W) |
         Israel (W) | Palestinian Authority* (W) |
         Bahrain (W) | Iraq (W) | Jordan (W) |
         Kuwait (W) | Lebanon (W) | Oman (W) |
         Qatar (W) | Saudi Arabia (W) | Syria (W) |
         United Arab Emirates (W) | Yemen (W)

   Europe (W)
    Eastern Europe (W)
         Belarus (W) | Bulgaria (W) | Czechia (W) |
         Hungary (W) | Poland (W) |
         Moldova (W) | Romania (W) |
         Russia (W) | Slovakia (W) |
         Ukraine (W)

    • Northern Europe (W)
         Baltic states (W):  Estonia (W) |
         Latvia (W) | Lithuania (W)   
         Nordic countries (W): Denmark (W) |
         Norway (W) | Sweden (W) |
         Finland (W) |
         Islands: Faroe Islands (W) |
         Iceland (W) | 

    Southern Europe (W)
         Mainland Albania (W) |
          Andorra (W) |
         Bosnia and Herzegovina (W) |
         Croatia (W) | Gibraltar (W) |
         Greece (W) | Italy (W) | 
         Monaco (W) | Montenegro (W) |
         North Macedonia (W) | Portugal (W) |
         San Marino (W) | Serbia (W) |
         Slovenia (W) | Spain (W)
 |
         Turkey* (see Asia) (W) | Vatikan City (W)
 
         Islands: Corsica (W) | Cyprus (W) |
         Malta (W) | Sardinia (W) |
         Sicily (W) | 
    • Western Europe (W)
         Austria (W) | Belgium (W) | France (W) |
         Germany (W) | Ireland (W) |
         Liechtenstein (W) | Luxembourg (W) |
         Netherlands (W) | Switzerland (W) |
         United Kingdom (W)

  Africa (W)
    Northern Africa (W)
          Algeria (W) | Flag of Egypt Egypt (W) |
         Flag of Libya Libya (W) | Flag of Morocco Morocco (W) | 
         Flag of Sudan Sudan (W) | Flag of South Sudan South Sudan (W) |
         Flag of Tunisia Tunisia (W) |
         Flag of Western Sahara Western Sahara* (W)

    Sub-Saharan Africa (W)
     • Eastern Africa (W)
           MainlandFlag of Burundi Burundi (W) | 
           Flag of Djibouti Djibouti (W) | Flag of Eritrea Eritrea (W) |
           Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia (W) | Flag of Kenya Kenya (W) |
           Flag of Malawi Malawi (W) |                     
           Flag of Mozambique Mozambique (W) | 
           The flag of Rwanda: blue, yellow and green stripes with a yellow sun in top right corner Rwanda (W) | 
           Flag of Somalia Somalia (W) | 
           Flag of Uganda Uganda (W) |
           Flag of Tanzania Tanzania (W) | Flag of Zambia Zambia (W) |
           Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe (W)
           Islands: Flag of Comoros Comoros (W) |
           Flag of Madagascar Madagascar (W) |
           Flag of Mauritius Mauritius (W) | Mayotte (W) |
            Réunion (W) | Flag of Seychelles Seychelles (W) |

     Central Africa (W)
           Mainland:  Angola (W) | Cameroon (W) |
           Central African Republic (W) |
           Chad (W) | Congo (W) |
           DR Congo (W) | Equatorial Guinea (W) |
           Gabon (W)
            Islands: São Tomé & Príncipe (W)

     Western Africa (W)
           Mainland: Benin (W) | Burkina Faso (W) |
           Gambia (W) | Ghana (W) | Guinea (W) |
           Guinea-Bissau (W) | Ivory Coast (W) |
           Liberia (W) | Mali (W) | Mauritania (W) |
           Niger (W) | Nigeria (W) | Senegal (W) |
           Sierra Leone (W) | Togo (W)
           Islands: Cape Verde (W) |Saint Helena (W)  
     Southern Africa (W)
           Botswana (W) | Eswatini (W) |
           Lesotho (W) | Namibia (W) |
           South Africa (W)

   North America (W)
    Northern America (W)
         Mainland: Canada (W) | United States (W) |
         Islands: Bermuda (W) | Greenland (W)
    Middle America (W)
         Mexico (W) |
         Central America (W): בליז 
Belize (W) |
         גואטמלה Guatemala (W) | אל סלוודור El Salvador (W) |
         הונדורס Honduras (W) | ניקרגואה Nicaragua (W) |
         קוסטה ריקה Costa Rica (W) | פנמה Panama* (W)
    Caribbean (W)
         Greater Antilles (W): 
         Cayman Islands (W) | Cuba (W) |
         Dominican Republic (W) | Haiti (W) |
         Jamaica (W) | Puerto Rico (W)
         
Lesser Antilles (W): 
Anguilla (W) |
          Antigua and Barbuda (W) |
         Aruba (W) |
         Barbados (W) | Curaçao (W) | 
         Grenada (W) | Guadeloupe (W) |
         Martinique (W) | St. Lucia (W) |
         St. Vincent (W) | Trinidad & Tobago (W) |
         US Virgin Islands (W) | Virgin Islands (W)
         Bahamas (W)

   South America (W)
        Argentina (W) | Bolivia (W) | Brazil (W) | 
       Chile (W) | Colombia (W) | Ecuador (W) |
       French Guiana (W) | Guyana (W) | 
       Paraguay (W) | Peru (W) | Suriname (W) |
       Uruguay (W) | Venezuela (W)
       Falkland Islands (W) |
       Galápagos Islands (W)

   Oceania (W) (map)
    Australia and New Zealand
         Australia (W) | New Zealand (W)
    Melanesia (W)
         Fiji (W) | New Caledonia (W) |
         Papua New Guinea (W) |
         Western New Guinea(W) |
         Solomon Islands (W) | Vanuatu (W)

    Micronesia(W)
         Guam (W) | Kiribati (W) |
         Marshall Islands (W) | Micronesia (W) |
         Nauru (W) | Palau (W) |

    Polynesia (W)
         American Samoa (W) | Cook Islands (W) |
         Easter Island (W) | French Polynesia (W)
         (including Bora Bora (W) and Tahiti (W) |
         Hawii (W) |  Niue (W) | Samoa (W) |
         Tonga (W) | Tuvalu (W) |
         Wallis & Futuna (W

   Antarctica (W)
    Intercontinental Areas
   • Arctic Circle (W)
   • Middle East (W)


7.3 Domains

7.3.1 Community

  7.3.1.1 Communication (W)
   Semiotics (W)
   • Linguistics (Wand Languages (W)
    Communication Studies (W)

  7.3.1.2 Contract

   • Political Science (W) 
   • International Relations (W)
    Social Policy (W)

  7.3.1.3 Codes 

   • Ethics (W)
    Law (W)

  7.3.1.4 Conduct
    Social Psychology (W)
    Criminology (W)

7.3.2 Needs and Activities

  7.3.2.1 Security
   Military Studies (W)
   • Police Studies

  7.3.2.2 Health 
   Health Policy (W)
   Health Education (W)

  7.3.2.3 Economics
   Economics (W)
   Marketing (W)

  7.3.2.4 Education
   Education (W)
    Teaching/Pedagogy (W)

  7.3.2.5 Work 
   Work Studies (W)

  7.3.2.6 Welfare (W)
   Social Policy (W)
   Social Work (W)

  7.3.2.7 Environmental Planning 
   Urban Studies (W)
   Sustainability Studies (W)

  7.3.2.8 Human relations
   Conflict Management (W)

  7.3.2.9 Culture
   • Cultural Studies* (W)

  7.3.2.10 Communication 
   Media Studies (W) / Mass Communication (W)
   Journalism (W)
   Advertising (W)

  7.3.2.11 Recreation 
   Recreation Studies (W)

  7.3.2.12 Sport (W)
   • Sports Studies

7.3.3 Management
  Management Studies (W)

7.4 Social Groups

7.4.1 Gender
  Gender Studies (W)

7.4.2 Age 
  Gerontology (W)

7.4.3 Ethnicity (W)
   Romani Studies (Gypsiology) (W)

7.4.4 Themes 
  Family Studies (W)

 10pk 8 image Pillar 8: Thought and art 

8.1 Thought (W)

8.1.1 Reason (W)
  Philosophy (W)
   Theory (metaknowledge)
   •• Philosophy of Philosophy (W)
   • Sociology of Philosophy* (W)
   • History of Philosophy*
   Branches
   • Aesthetics (see cat. (W

   • Epistemology (see cat. 1.1 (W))
   • Ethics (see cat. 7.3.1.3 (W)
   • A
   • Metaphysics (W)
   • A
   • A
   • A

   • Philosophy of Information (W)
   Knowledge Fields

 8.1.2 Representation
  Philosophy of Language (W)

8.1.3 Relations 
  Mathematics (W)
  Statistics (W)
  Logic* (W)

8.2 Literary Arts

8.2.1 Theory 
  Literary Theory (W)

8.2.2 Works
  Literature (W)
   • Prose (W)
   • Poetry (W)
   • Drama (W)

   Debating (W) 

8.3 The Arts (W)

8.3.1 Theory 
  Philosophy of Art (W)
  Art History (W)

8.3.2 Forms
  Music (W)
  Dance (W)
  Theater (W)
  Opera (W)
  Entertainment (W)
  Painting (W)
  Drawing (W)
  Sculpture (W)
  Photography (W)
  Cinematography (W)
  Digital Art (W)
  Architecture (W)
  Conceptual art (W)

8.3.3 Themes
  African Art (W)

 10pk 9 image Pillar 9: Technology 

9.1 Theory
 Philosophy of Technology (W)
 History of Technology (W)

9.2 Professions
 Engineering (W)

9.3 Technologies

 9.3.1 Sciences

  9.3.1.1 Matter and Energy
   Electronics (W)
   Nuclear Technology (W) 
   Materials Science (W)

  9.3.1.2 Earth and Space
         Aerospace Technology (W)
         Marine Technology (W)

  9.3.1.3 Living World
   Biotechnology (W)
   Agricultural Technology (W)
   Medical Technology
   Ergonomics (W) 

  9.3.1.4 Automation 
   Computer Science (W)
   Robotics (W)

  9.3.1.5 Integrated Technology
   Nanotechnology (W)

 9.3.2 Needs and Activities
  Aeronautics (W)
  Automotive Technology (W)
  Building Technology (W)
  Communication Technology (W)
  Educational Technology (W)
  Fire Fighting Technology
  Food Technology (W)
  Information Technology (W)
  Military Technology (W)
  Police Technology 
  Sports Technology 

 9.3.3 Materials
  Glass (W) Technology
  Water (W) Technology (W)

 9.3.4 Processes
  Cooling Technology
  Heating Technology

 10pk 10 image Pillar 10: History 

10.1 Theory
 Philosophy of History (W)

10.2 Universal Memory
  History (W)
  Archeology (W)

10.3 Relations
  Genealogy (W)


Comments

7.2.2
Area Studies is an umbrella name for hundreds of area-based interdisciplinary academic fields. The most useful division is by countries. Countries are political entities rather than geographical units. Still, the geographical division of countries seems very usefull. Note that the geographical division of the world into geographical regions and continents is academicaly debatebale. Key resources: the United Nations geoscheme (see M49 Standard).

8.1.1
Philosophy is an academic discipline that studies human reason, basic concepts and principles underlying thought and action, the essence of human existence and the meaning of life and the theoretical foundations of knowledge, through logical and systematic thinking. There is no consensus on the definition of the term "philosophy", its scope and its division into fields and subfields. Here, the initial division is between the fields that are part of the meta-knowledge of philosophy (listed in the 'Theory' section) and the philosophical fields, which form the field of philosophy. The philosophical fields are organized according to five emphases: the explored phenomena (i.e., these are the main branches of philosophy), the knowledge fields (i.e., these are subfields of philosophy focusing on the theoretical foundations of specific fields: for example, philosophy of chemistry), the philosophical stances (i.e., these are subfields of philosophy focusing on specific schools and traditions), the cultural environments (e.g., western and non-western philosophies) and the historical periods (e.g., ancient, medieval, renesanse, modern, and contemporary philosophies). Note, that the five divisions are collectively exhaustive but not mutually exclusive (meaning, they cover the field but there are partial overlaps among them).