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Definition of Metaphysics

Metaphysics

  1. The science of real as distinguished from phenomenal being; ontology; also, the science of being, with reference to its abstract and universal conditions, as distinguished from the science of determined or concrete being; the science of the conceptions and relations which are necessarily implied as true of every kind of being; phylosophy in general; first principles, or the science of first principles.
  2. Hence: The scientific knowledge of mental phenomena; mental philosophy; psychology.

Metaphysics Quotations

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
Walt Whitman

Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.
John Ray

Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.
Immanuel Kant

Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics.
Maimonides

When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics.
Voltaire
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Metaphysics Translations

metaphysics in German is Metaphysik
metaphysics in Hungarian is metapszichika