In the secular west, knowledge has been classified in a rather arbitrary manner. This is in contrast to esotericism, where different branches of knowledge are understood according to the systems of correspondence in that tradition. The trouble is, in each case the cultural or memetic bias of that particular tradition is given precedence. More recently, western syntheses of science and esotericism (e.g. Unified Science, Spiral Dynamics, Integral Movement) have attempted the same thing, with the same limitations. The most recent attempt to create a "post modern" system of knowledge has been made by Ken Wilber, but his "four quadrants" / "AQAL" model suffers from over-rigidity and over-simplicity. Nevertheless, many have found his system useful, see for example Michel Bauwen's classification according to the four quadrants. (add link).In presenting this classification i am not saying that this scheme is any better or any worse than any other. I am only including this page because a complete "theoory of everything" or "integral system" requires a classification as well.
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