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Unformatted text preview: What is Metaphysics? • What is Real? • Metaphysics, inquires, presupposes some theory of what is real, and of what exists? • Metaphysics is closely related to Epistemology; in the same way that Epistemology asks, What is Knowledge and how does it differ from opinion/belief? Metaphysics asks, What is Reality and how it differs from mere appearance? • What is Reality and what are the standards or criteria for what count as REAL? • Both Eastern and Western Traditions have similar definitions of REALITY, that is what is PERMANENT, UNCHANGING, and UNCAUSED can be real. First Philosophy • The term metaphysics, is taken from one of Aristotle’s treaties, a discipline he called the first discipline or theology , and the knowledge that is aim of the discipline is wisdom . It is also a treaty on the knowledge of the first causes. Metaphysics has as its goal the apprehension of truth for its own sake. The subject matter is the nature and structure of the material or physical world substances, both living and nonliving, that make the natural world, but as contrast metaphysics has also immaterial substance as its subject matter. • Metaphysics, examines those objects, from a particular perspective, from the perspective of their being beings or things that exits. In the words of Kant, the metaphysical enterprise is closely related to the human knowledge....
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