Synonyms for metaphysics or Related words with metaphysics

epistemology              empiricism              hermeneutics              aristotelian              hegel              metaphysical              phenomenology              dialectics              atomism              dialectical              epistemological              holism              philosophical              philosophic              philosophy              kant              teleology              gadamer              pragmatism              existentialism              axiology              nominalism              rationalism              positivism              epistemic              materialist              externalism              nominalist              monist              logicism              argumentation              heidegger              kantian              dualism              scientism              psychologism              aristotle              relativism              mysticism              intuitionism              hermeneutic              presuppositions              behaviorism              positivist              empiricist              vitalism              pantheism              syllogistic              solipsism              materialism             

Examples of "metaphysics"
Peirce divided metaphysics into (1) ontology or general metaphysics, (2) psychical or religious metaphysics, and (3) physical metaphysics.
"Metaphysics and Meta-Metaphysics: Response to Sanford," pp. 69–74
While various views and methods have been called 'metaphysics' across history, this article approaches metaphysics first from the perspective of contemporary analytical philosophy, and then explores metaphysics in other traditions. In this vein, metaphysics seeks to answer two basic questions:
Areas of specialisation: Metaphysics, Philosophical Anthropology, History of Philosophy. He has made special contribution to metaphysics, by introducing the question as the starting point of metaphysics.
Doctor of Metaphysics (Ms.D.) degree from the College of Divine Metaphysics, Glendora, California.
Sveinsdóttir is predominantly concerned with metaphysics, and the philosophy of language and epistemology, ethics and aesthetics. She has authored papers on feminist metaphysics such as "The Metaphysics of Sex and Gender".
One of the first commentaries of Aristotle's "Metaphysics" is by Al-Farabi. In "'The Aims of Aristotle's Metaphysics", Al-Farabi argues that metaphysics is not specific to natural beings, but at the same time, metaphysics is higher in universality than natural beings.
David Zilberman created a distinctive type of methodological-philosophical thinking, which he called "Modal Methodology" or "Modal Metaphysics", and through this practice defined the "Sum of the Metaphysics".
John N. Findlay Prize in Metaphysics, awarded by the Metaphysical Society of America in 1992 for Individuality: An Essay on the Foundations of Metaphysics (1988)
"Ways of Being: Potentiality and Actuality in Aristotle's Metaphysics" is focused on Aristotle's discussion of potentiality and actuality, found in "Metaphysics" IX. Witt argues that "Metaphysics" IX is not intended as a sequel to earlier books, but can stand on its own, since it contains a coherent argument (framed around an examination of different ways of existing) that is aimed at achieving a separate goal from the other volumes of Aristotle's Metaphysics. Witt points to textual evidence in "Metaphysics" IX and earlier volumes in support of this claim, specifically the fact that Aristotle's earlier discussions of potentiality and actuality (found in "Metaphysics" VIII) are never linked to the discussion of those concepts in "Metaphysics" IX, the fact that "Metaphysics" IX differs significantly in topic from its predecessors, the fact that the view of reality portrayed in "Metaphysics" IX can only be understood within the framework provided by "Metaphysics" IX and the fact that, at the start of "Metaphysics" IX Aristotle states that he has finished his discussion of kinds of beings and will now move on to discuss ways of being.
Cuclin’s explications concerning the title of his "Traité de la métaphysique" are of great value for the understanding of his vision. Thus, we have “a treatise” and not “the treatise”, because metaphysics can be exposed in many treatises; and we have “of the metaphysics”, and not “of metaphysics”, because there is but one “metaphysics”. “The metaphysics” is, in fact, more like “the metaphysical realm” for Cuclin, or the domain of the transcendence. Thus, he proposed to produce one of the possible surveys of this domain.
Petronijević is a strict finitist in everything. As synthetic philosopher and dialectician he tries to merge primary philosophic doctrines: in gnoseology, empirism and rationalism; in metaphysics, monadology and substantialism; in ontology and methodology, dialectics and metaphysics (in Hegel's sense); science and religion, science and speculation and others. His main philosophic work ""Principles of Metaphysics"" (I and II) was left undone. He believed, however, that there is a parallel between metaphysics and mathematics. With regard to the method, metaphysics remains physics, and in it lies both their strength and weakness. The motto of the first part of Petronijević's ""The Principles of Metaphysics"" (published in Hidelberg in 1904) reads: ""Exact mathematical notions are a key to the solution of the world's enigma."" These metaphysics can be theology as well—these two sciences are related—but they will never be able to give any full answers to the so-called ultimate questions.
In metaphysics, Avicenna (Ibn Sina) defined truth as:
Towards an Igbo Metaphysics(Loyola University Press,Chicago, 1985)
Dr Ivo Coelho, Reader: Chair of Gnoseology and Metaphysics.
• Volume IV: The Realm of Metaphysics in Antiquity
Carnap wanted only to end metaphysics but not philosophy.
In his "Discourse on Metaphysics", Leibniz also says:
Kant declared that the "Prolegomena" are for the use of both learners and teachers as an heuristic way to discover a science of metaphysics. Unlike other sciences, metaphysics has not yet attained universal and permanent knowledge. There are no standards to distinguish truth from error. Kant asked, "Can metaphysics even be possible?"
If we call metaphysics the discipline . . . that purports to define the basic structure of the world, then empirical metaphysics is what the controversies over agencies lead to since they ceaselessly populate the world with new drives and, as ceaselessly, contest the existence of others. The question then becomes how to explore the actors' own metaphysics.