Metaphysics - Metaphysics Metaphysics investigates...

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Metaphysics - Metaphysics investigates principles of reality transcending those of any particular science. Cosmology and ontology are traditional branches of metaphysics. It is concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world - When a society goes from a we to a me, questions will arise about the self o Who am I? What is my purpose? - One of the fundamental questions is – is anything permanent? If so, what is it? o What is impermanent? - Met a ta physika - Is the theory that’s potential answer is what is fundamental? What is permanent? What is reality? - Ontology o The study of being Human being o Philosophical Anthropology What, or who, in the philosophical sense, are we? Are we good or are we evil? Are we free or are we determined? o If we’re free, to what extent? o If we’re determined, to what extent? - Epistemological o Epistemology the study of knowledge o What can we know? How can we know it? - Ethics o The study of value Deontological create some rules Creating some rules to help prevent things from happening
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Utilitarian consequence Looking more at the consequence of the action Virtue Character I’m not interested too much in what you do, but more of who you are. - Democritus o 460 – 370 BCE In an era of change o Was concerned about nature o There is something in nature and they are called atoms They are permanent small building blocks of nature He said they move around in space These atoms are matter and that is what is permanent Materialist o The fundamental element of nature is matter
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