The most basic encyclopedia article topics

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Let's consult complete list of encyclopedia topics and pull from it the topics that are the most important, whether we've covered them or not. Here's how I (LMS) propose that we do this. (1) Identify a broad area about which you know a lot. (2) Review complete list of encyclopedia topics (which Magnus Manske has magnanimously contributed) and pick out topics in that are, in your opinion, among the most important, say, one-tenth of topics, and add them to the appropriate "basic topics" page. ("One-tenth" is just a rough estimate. The point is that we should be pretty selective, because we want to know what the most basic articles in a field are.)

So, why do this? To get a good idea of what blanks we need to fill in--hopefully, this will focus a good number of people on the task of writing about those topics. We'll discover a lot of exciting topics that no one has touched yet, and get to work on them. This will increase traffic to the website and make it a lot more useful.

Philosophy, Mathematics, and Natural Science
Astronomy and Astrophysics basic topics - Biology basic topics - Chemistry basic topics - Earth Sciences basic topics - Mathematics basic topics - Philosophy basic topics - Physics basic topics - Statistics basic topics
Social Sciences
Anthropology basic topics - Archaeology basic topics - Economics basic topics - Geography basic topics - History basic topics - History of Science and Technology basic topics - Linguistics basic topics - Parapsychology basic topics - Political Science basic topics - Psychology basic topics - Sociology basic topics
Applied Arts and Sciences
Agricultural Science basic topics - Architecture basic topics - Business and Industry basic topics - Communication basic topics - Computer Science basic topics - Education basic topics - Engineering basic topics - Family and Consumer Science basic topics - Health Sciences basic topics - Law basic topics - Library and Information Science basic topics - Public Affairs basic topics - Technology basic topics - Transport basic topics
Culture
Classics basic topics - Cooking basic topics - Critical Theory basic topics - Dance basic topics - Entertainment basic topics - Film basic topics - Games basic topics - Hobbies basic topics - Literature basic topics - Music basic topics - Opera basic topics - Painting basic topics - Recreation basic topics - Religion basic topics - Sculpture basic topics - Sports basic topics - Theater basic topics - Tourism basic topics - Visual Arts and Design basic topics

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