Here’s where it gets interesting:
100 is Philosophy:
100 Philosophy and Psychology : Philosophy : General Philosophy
So what would 101 be, if all the “x01″s are “Philosophy of”?
oh I forgot the middle piece>
101 Philosophy: Theory and methods; Schools of thought
It’s also called “Theory of Philosophy”. It’s a very pragmatic section really.
Metaphysics has its own spot. I’ll find it.
So, in Dewey Decimal logic as it were,
1 is Philosophy and Psychology which makes 10 Philosophy and Psychology and 100 Philosophy and Psychology.
101 is Philosophy of Philosophy
110 is a “General Philosophy of Philosophy” or Metaphysics
So what would 111 be?
or “Philosophy of the ‘General Philosophy of Philosophy’ (Metaphycs)
So now, if 111.0 is “General Ontology” (the 0 indicated “general”), what would a final 1 in a “111.1” be?
I don’t know so I’ll look, but it’ll be a philosophy of some kind:
Philosophy and Psychology : Metaphysics : Ontology: Existence, essence, substance, accidents
Existentialism, Essentialism, The Structure of Objects, are all some of the subjects I see there.
This is why I enjoy the Dewey Decimal system in how it classifies knowledge.It’s far from perfect but it suits Western academic tradition quite well, even if universities themselves have shifted to the Library of Congress or other systems.Germany uses Dewey as does India as do US public schools and most US Public libraries, so I’m happy for that.
Well, CogSci is the child of Psychology and Computation, dating from the 1950s I think.
But I think CogSci is strong enough to eat its parents at this point.
Also hungry. Interestingly/oddly the images of the comparison of philosophy and psychology as companions show up lots of images sort of like this.
[with philosophy as the general-ruler over Psychology as it occupies the 0 spot]