Outline of knowledge

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Not to be confused with the Propædia volume of the Encyclopædia Britannica, part of which is titled Outline of Knowledge.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to knowledge:

Knowledge – familiarity with someone or something, which can include facts, information, descriptions, and/or skills acquired through experience or education. It can refer to the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It can be implicit (as with practical skill or expertise) or explicit (as with the theoretical understanding of a subject); and it can be more or less formal or systematic.[1]

Types of knowledge[edit]

Bodies of knowledge[edit]

Epistemology (philosophy of knowledge)[edit]

  • Epistemology – philosophy of knowledge. It is the study of knowledge and justified belief. It questions what knowledge is and how it can be acquired, and the extent to which knowledge pertinent to any given subject or entity can be acquired. Much of the debate in this field has focused on the philosophical analysis of the nature of knowledge and how it relates to connected notions such as truth, belief, and justification.

Management of knowledge[edit]

Knowledge acquisition[edit]

Methods for attaining knowledge include:

Knowledge storage[edit]

Knowledge can be stored in:

Knowledge retrieval[edit]

Stored knowledge can be retrieved by:

History of the knowledge of humankind[edit]

Politics of knowledge[edit]

Knowledge of humankind[edit]


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