It is not a syllabus of cultural literacy for some particular human society.
It is not a guide to understanding but rather a survey of what is to be understood.
This living hypertext is a systematic statement of what humanity does and does not know, and can and cannot know, about the answers to these and hundreds of other such questions.
It summarizes the foundations and limits of what human civilization has learned, identifying for each subdivision of human knowledge its fundamental concepts, principles, mysteries, and misunderstandings.
It aims to systematically and assertively summarize what humanity does and does not know.
There are many equally valid ways to organize human knowledge.
If philosophy is about necessary questions, then mathematics is about necessary answers: the rules of inference and the necessary deductions that all thinkers in all possible universes must acknowledge.It does not attempt to correct or improve the reader's command of any particular human language.It does not try merely to fill the common or embarrassing gaps in people's knowledge.It asserts a worldview of naturalistic positivism and libertarian capitalism that it predicts will guide future human thought and action.This living hypertext is a systematic summary of the knowledge attained by human civilization.