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My question is mostly asked with the intention to create a place (digital) for people to learn about anything they want. From practical experience and techniques, to scientific research and studies, I want to derive a categorisation of human knowledge.

Eventually, this categorisation shall be programmatically implemented so that it is wholly based on submissions to the platform.

However, I am curious: Are there any categorisation schemes for knowledge that come to mind?

For example, if you look at Reddit, there are many "subreddits," but what is a general way of making hierarchies or categories of human knowing?

I know this is a broad question, but I am hopeful someone will catch the gist.

Essentially, do you think things can be broken down by topic, or would it be better to organize things from the perspective of individual human experience?

closed as primarily opinion-based by Conifold, Keelan Sep 13 '16 at 22:59

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    Sorry, but "what do you think" questions do not fit SE format, yours is both too broad and primarily opinion-based. How "better to organize things" is subjective without a specification of "better", and "a place for people to learn about anything they want" doesn't narrow it down. There are infinitely many "better" categorization schemes that are completely different depending on background, interests, opinions, etc. – Conifold Sep 13 '16 at 20:50
  • @Conifold you are right and I am not asking for one specific thematic arrangement. I am, however, asking for a good starting point. – sova Sep 13 '16 at 20:54
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    Library catalogue? Wikipedia? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science#Branches_and_fields What you will get is people going on about what they "feel" is the "best" or the "right" or [superlative] way. This is a good topic for forum discussion, not for an answer on SE. I don't know what "perspective of individual human experience" even means considering that's private. – Conifold Sep 13 '16 at 20:59
  • @Conifold Actually that branches and fields link is very helpful. For the personal experience part, I meant something like "techniques for brushing your molars" which is clearly an experiential perspective, versus general knowledge about society and culture or the universe. – sova Sep 13 '16 at 21:10
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    @sova It sounds like you might want to look into ontology. It is a philosophical subject. – James P. Sep 14 '16 at 1:05