Mapping Philosophy = <meta property="og:image" content="" /> <small><i class="fa fa-user"></i> [Valentin Lageard]( <i class="fa fa-clock-o"></i> 2016/06/28</small> Recently, i was on [Philpapers]( searching for references on their [categorie page]( The completness of their taxononmy was striking and I thought : "Could it be possible to map this taxonomy ?". I decided it was a nice idea and i started to work on it. The first step was to select the kind of graph and since their taxonomy includes a hierarchy permitting to sub-categories to be children of more than one parent categories, I selected a concentric circles graph. Because I'm a python user, I choosed Networkx for the graph part and BeautifulSoup for the scraping part. Furthermore, since Philpapers gives the articles number for each category, I decided to add this data to my graph. After some configurations of the display, I finally reached my goal : **a map of the taxonomy of philosophy**. And it was quite beautiful. [Download the image (25MB)]( ![a map of philosophy]( *(The image displayed is only a thumbnail, download the image if you want the full resolution map)* **Map Legend :** * Size of nodes : number of articles in this node. * Relations between nodes : parent/children relation between categories. *[Original post in french](*