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  1. METAPHYSICS – AN OVERVIEW Basic Concepts, Methods, Issues, Questions, and Arguments Topic I. What Is Metaphysics? A Definition of Metaphysics: Metaphysics is the philosophical investigation of the ultimate nature of reality. Some Basic Types of Questions in Metaphysics: (1) Questions concerning

  2. metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. Metaphysics Metaphysical issues are concerned with the nature of reality. Traditional metaphysical issues include the existence of God and the nature of human free will (assuming we have any). Here are a few metaphysical questions of interest to contemporary philosophers: What is a thing? How are

  3. metaphysics noun meta· phys· ics ˌme-tə-ˈfi-ziks plural in form but singular in construction 1 a (1) : a division of philosophy that is concerned with the fundamental nature of reality and being and that includes ontology, cosmology, and often epistemology metaphysics … analyzes the generic traits manifested by existences of any kind J. H. Randall

  4. An Introduction to Metaphysics A COMPARISON of the definitions of metaphysics and the various conceptions of the absolute leads to the discovery that philosophers, in spite of their apparent divergencies, agree in distinguishing two profoundly different ways of knowing a thing. The first implies that we move round the object; the

  5. be given a precise definition, but our intuitive understanding of it will be enough for what follows. Kant himself states that “this name [‘metaphysics’] can also be giv-en to all pure philosophy including this critique” (A841/B869), but he also uses it to describe a specificdogmatic enterprise aimed at estab-

  6. definition from Nasr will suffice: "Metaphysics, which in fact is one and should be named metaphysic... is the science of the Real, of the origin and end of things, of the Absolute and in its light, the relative".14 Similarly "metaphysical": "concerning universal realities considered objectively".15

  7. continental philosophy, the sort of philosophy that has been more dominant in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and some other European countries. The term was first associated with the move-ment initiated by Bertrand Russell and G. E. Moore early in the twentieth century to reject the idealistic philosophy of F. H. Bradley, which had

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