Branches of knowledge

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Branches of knowledge

Variation of Adler's classification[edit | edit source]

All subjects fit under or under a combination of constructs, science, engineering, or humanities. Engineering overlaps with the other subjects. Mortimer J. Adler classified knowledge into six divisions: Logic, Mathematics, Science, History and the Humanities, Philosophy, and Preservation of Knowledge.[1] The structure below is based off of Adler's classification.

Constructs[edit | edit source]

Science (Natural science)[edit | edit source]

Humanities (Social science)[edit | edit source]

Engineering[edit | edit source]

Engineering is an interdisciplinary branch that overlaps with other top-level categories.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Adler, Mortimer J., "The Branches of Knowledge", Encyclopedia Britannica More than one of |encyclopedia= and |encyclopedia= specified (help)