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  2. Sep 10, 2007 · Metaphysics. First published Mon Sep 10, 2007; substantive revision Thu May 4, 2023. It is not easy to say what metaphysics is. Ancient and Medieval philosophers might have said that metaphysics was, like chemistry or astrology, to be defined by its subject-matter: metaphysics was the “science” that studied “being as such” or “the ...

  3. May 17, 2023 · 3. Overlap of subject matter between Aristotelian metaphysics and Aristotelian physics. The topics “being as such” and “the first causes of things” cannot be wholly divorced from philosophical problems about sensible and mutable objects, the original subject matter of Aristotle’s physics.

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    Metaphysics is considered one of the four main branches of philosophy, along with epistemology, logic, and ethics. It includes questions about the nature of consciousness and the relationship between mind and matter , between substance and attribute , and between potentiality and actuality .

  5. Aug 26, 2020 · The key to making metaphysics a fundamental part of philosophy, and independent of theology, lies in Freigius’ coupling of “Instrumenta” with “Metaphysica”; this becomes a link between metaphysics and method. What Freigius’ classification shows is that metaphysics is dethroned and reduced to a minimum, just to make philosophy free ...

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    • 2020
  6. Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that examines the fundamental nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, between substance and attribute, and between potentiality and actuality.The word "metaphysics" comes from two Greek words that, together, literally mean "after or behind or among [the study of] the natural".

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