From PhilPapers forum The Categorization Project:

2009-01-29
Where are new categories needed?
Now that people are getting a chance to look at categories and to attempt to categorize some papers, I'm sure that many gaps in the category system will reveal themselves. It will be obvious that in some fields (such as social and political philosophy) the current attempt is extremely amateurish, while in other fields (especially within "philosophical traditions") the taxonomy of subareas is yet to be done. And in almost every area, I expect that the experience of attempting to taxonomize papers will lead to refinements. I thought I'd set up this thread as a place to collect suggestions.

So: Where are the gaps, and other infelicities? Suggestions based on attempting to classifying articles and books without finding a good place are especially welcome. Suggestions for filling in structure in places where the structure is missing are also welcome.


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