thinking that is abstract beyond the physical.
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; philosophy in general; first principles, or the science of first principles.
The scientific knowledge of mental phenomena; mental philosophy; psychology.
(a philosophy designed around the belief there is something beyond 3rd dimensional form and existence)
An underlying philosophical or theoretical principle: a belief in luck.
the area of philosophy concerned with fundamental questions about the nature of reality
That which lies beyond or above ("meta") the bounds of regular physics. These days, metaphysics has a lot in common with quantum physics, minus the boggling math. This is the study of multi-leveled reality and complex philosophical questions like "Why are we here? Where did we come from? What aspects of reality exist independent of human interpretation?" Often people use "metaphysical" to describe anything beyond ordinary reality.
philosophical sciences which include ontology, cosmology, and epistomology; transcendent beliefs that can't be verified empirically
1. The philosophy of systematic investigation of the nature of first principles and ultimate reality, being, and the nature of the universe. 2. The ESP usage suggests being of a nature, substance, circumstance, or composition beyond the possibilities for compounding from any physical things, particularly the physical. Being inexplicable in physical laws or principles, it is explainable only in the supernormal.
the study of the ultimate and fundamental reality.
There are two definitions of this word: the one used by Marx and Engels, and the other more traditional conception. In Marxist terminology, metaphysics is a method which holds that things are final and immutable, independent of one another and denies that inherent contradictions are the source of the development of nature and society but rather that nature is at rest, unchanging and static. All things can be investigated as separate from each other. Nowadays, the word reductionism would often be used instead. The more traditional philosophical definition derives from Aristotle who used the word metaphysics to describe the branch of philosophy dealing with universal concepts as opposed to the observation of nature (in Greek, "meta ta physika" means "that which comes after physics"). Later on it became a synonym for abstract idealist speculation.
is the study of reality. What is real? ( meta = beyond, after; physis = nature)
The science of the ultimate principles and properties of real beings.
The study of events beyond or outside of man's understanding of classical physics.
fantasy - introvert belief that physics needs human made laws (a priori). Or that evolution is human made.
order by term] level: Comprehensive (3) The branch of philosophy that is concerned with what is beyond physics -- and therefore beyond any empirical evidence.
level: Comprehensive (3) [ order by level] The branch of philosophy that is concerned with what is beyond physics -- and therefore beyond any empirical evidence.
the philosophical study of being and knowing
Said to have been instituted by Aristotle, the line of philosophical thought which seeks the "why and wherefore," the intrinsic meaning of existence and human endeavor.
the highest form of philosophy, which attempts to gain knowledge of the ideas. Because the traditional, speculative perspective fails to succeed in this task, Kant suggests a new, hypothetical perspective for metaphysics. Metaphysics can succeed only when it is preceded by Critique. (Cf. Critique.)
The branch or field of philosophy concerned with the ultimate nature, structure, and characteristics of reality. A narrow usage of the term refers to the study of that which lies beyond the physical realm (i.e., the supernatural realm).
the study of being in its largest sense; an inquiry into the ultimate reality. [Literally, "beyond physics".
The branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality.
The theory of reality
Derived from the Latin word meta which means beyond. Literally means that which is beyond the laws of physics.
A branch of philosophy that deals with the higher, unseen, more spiritual nature of humanity and the Universe. The study of the relationship between life forms and God.
Theoretical philosophy as the ultimate science of Being and Knowing.
A word that has come to mean the same thing as epistemology, distinguished mainly by way of its origin in the postumously given name to a work of Aristotle wherein he considers the science of "being as such" or question of cause (account of essential reality). That naming reflects the chronology of the work in relation to Aristotles' "Physics". The literal translation of metaphysics is "after physics". Metaphysics is also refered to as "First Philosophy".
That which is about or beyond physics; knowledge.
A branch of Philosophy that investigates the nature of Reality, Existence, and Beingness.
Meta " higher and beyond", physics " study of science". A philosophical doctrine that all things are a part of one main source (intelligence and energy), and that each thing animated or inanimate should be respected for its particular form of this one main source. From Latin, the study of science beyond the physical realm, studying the first principals or underlying creations and causes of things.
"Meta" means above or beyond. "Physics" come from the word physical and means material or that which is experienced by our five senses. We want more than just a physical or outer understanding, we want to have an inner understanding of the idea and meaning beyond the physical. Metaphysics is the study of the greater reality that underlies and transcends the physical realm.
the branch of philosophy that studies the fundamental nature of reality
According to my dictionary, metaphysics deals with the nature of reality and the relationship between mind and matter. More generally, metaphysics deals with questions of ethics, morality, and the "ultimate" questions: Why is there something rather than nothing? Why do we have strong impressions of good and evil? and so on.
A branch of philosophy which focuses on the ultimate nature of reality. In New Age circles, the term has become synonymous with the "mind science" school of thought developed by P. P. Quimby (see article) and with New Age philosophy in general.
The study of the nature and being of reality and its origin and structure.
The branch of philosophy that deals with that nature of reality.
The science of the supernatural.
a branch of philosophy that inquires into the ‘nature' of things. Origin: Meta=after, Physics. Coined by editors of Aristotle's works who classified his writings that extended beyond the realm of ‘Physics' (after Physics).
Used to describe Aristotle's work by the Greek philosopher Andronicus of Rhodes (~ 70 BC) as the Greek ta meta ta physika, meaning "the things after the physics." It is generally considered to be synonymous with ontology, and is concerned with the study of the nature and structure of "being," or reality.
A school of philosophical thought that examines the basic nature of reality and existence. The word means â€œafter the physical
Metaphysics (Greek words meta = after/beyond and physics = nature) is a branch of philosophy concerned with the study of "first principles" and "being".
"Branch of philosophy that deals with understanding the fundamental nature of everything, particularly the relationship of mind to matter."
Metaphysics ( Greek: Î¼ÎµÏ„Î¬ (meta) = "after", Ï†Ï…ÏƒÎ¹ÎºÎ¬ (phisikÃ¡) = "those on nature", derived from the arrangement of Aristotle's works in antiquityThat is, the articles concerning what Aristotle called the "first philosophy", and what we now call metaphysics, were several articles that appeared after his articles on nature, which was called physics. Therefore since the articles on the "first philosophy" came after the physics articles, the subject was called "metaphysics".) is the branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the nature of the world. It is the study of being or reality.Geisler, Norman L.
Metaphysics is one of the principal works of Aristotle and the first major work of the branch of philosophy with the same name. The principal subject is "being qua being", or being understood as being. It examines what can be asserted about anything that exists just because of its existence and not because of any special qualities it has.