Knowledge Mapping Research
The Knowledge Tree
Maps Tree: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 Pillar 8: Thought and art 

8.1 Thought
8.1.1 Reason
8.1.2 Representation
Philosophy of language
8.1.3 Relations 
LogicMathematicsStatisticsData Science
8.2 Literary Arts
8.2.1 Theory 
Literary theory
8.2.2 Works
LiteratureProse / PoetryDrama / Folklore / Essay
8.3 The Arts
8.3.1 Theory
Philosophy of art | Art history
8.3.2 Forms
MusicDanceTheaterOperaEntertainment | Painting | DrawingSculpture | Photography | Cinematography | Digital art | ArchitectureConceptual art
8.3.3 Themes
African art

 8.1 Thought (W)

  8.1.1 Reason (W)

Philosophy (W)
     Reasoning on life and human knowledge


Metaphilosophy (W)
         Philosophy of Philosophy

     History of Philosophy ()
         (see Periods, bellow)

   Core branches

     • Aesthetics (see Philosophy 
        of art
, c. 8.3.1) (W)

     • Epistemology (see Philosophy
         of knowledge c. 1.1) (W)

     • Ethics (see Ethics c. (W)

     • Logic (see Logic, c. 8.1.3) (W

     Metaphysics (W)

     Ontology (W)

     Philosophy of Language (see Philosophy of Language, c. 6.1) (W)

     Philosophy of Mind (see c. 6.1) (W)

         The mind and the body and mind interrelations 

     Philosophy of Religion (see c. 2.1) (W)

     Philosophy of Science (see c. 1.1) (W)

     Philosophy of Information (W)

   Knowledge Fields
     Philosophy of physics (see c. 3.1 & 3.2)

     Philosophy of Chemistry (see c. 3.3)

     Philosophy of Cosmology (W)

     Philosophy of agriculture

     Philosophy of Biology (W)

 Political Philosophy (see c. (W

     Philosophy of Law (W)

     Philosophy of Linguistics (W)

    Philosophy of education (W)

     Philosophy of mathematics (W)

   Philosophy of logic (W)

     • Philosophy of Architecture (W)

     • Philosophy of 
history (W)

   Periods (western philosophy)

    Ancient era

     • Ancient Greek philosophy

       • Pre-Socratic philosophy (W)

       • Classical Greek philosophy:
            Socrates (W) |
            Plato (W) |
            Aristotle (W)

       • Hellenistic philosophy (W)
            Greek and Roman philosophy

    Medieval era

     • Medieval philosophy (W)
         5th-15th century 

       • Early medieval philosophy

       • High medieval philosophy

    Modern era

     • Modern philosophy (W)

    tally2Contemporary era

     • Contemporary philosophy (W)

       • Analytic philosophy (W)

       • Continental philosophy (W)

8.1.2 Representation

Philosophy of Language (W)

  8.1.3 Relations 

    Logic (
     Reasoning and its fallacies 

Mathematics (W)

Statistics (W)

 Data science

 8.2 Literary Arts

  8.2.1 Theory 

Literary theory (W)

  8.2.2 Works

    Literature (W)

    Prose (W)

    Poetry (W)

    Drama (W)

    Folklore (W)

    Essay (W)

 8.3 The Arts (W)

  8.3.1 Theory

    Philosophy of art (Aesthetics) (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)

The Thought and art pillar


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). Key resources: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy