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Mapping Philosophy = <meta property="og:image" content="http://lophi.ramdam.space/images/philo5layersthumbnail.jpg" /> <small><i class="fa fa-user"></i> [Valentin Lageard](https://twitter.com/valentinlageard) <i class="fa fa-clock-o"></i> 2016/06/28</small> Recently, i was on [Philpapers](http://philpapers.org/) searching for references on their [categorie page](http://philpapers.org/browse/all). 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)](http://lophi.ramdam.space/images/philo5layersdown.jpg) ![a map of philosophy](http://lophi.ramdam.space/images/philo5layersthumbnail.jpg) *(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](http://lophi.ramdam.space/carte-philo)*