Metaphysics 3

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What is Metaphysics? Group Presentation on Topic Ultimate Explanations The Science/ Metaphysics Overlap 2nd Philosophy; Not First Philosophy First Philosophy: Being qua being 2nd Philosophy Philosopher: "simply begins from commonsense perception and proceeds from there to systematic observation, active experimentation, theory formation and testing, working all the while to assess, correct, and improve her methods as she goes" Philosophy of Science frequently condemns Metaphysics- lack of empirical "Scientific Metaphysics" Basic Necessities and Possibilities Plato elab Metaphysical Modality - need clearer example we have robust intuitions about what is possible and that these intuitions carve out a realm of modality not obviously reducible to logical or scientific possibility Essentialism Science of Essence metaphysics is most perspicuously characterized as the science of essence— a primarily a priori discipline concerned with revealing, through rational reflection and argument, the essences of entities, both actual and possible,
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