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Metaphysics PHI 3500 day 1

Metaphysics PHI 3500 day 1 - Metaphysics PHI 3500 Logic and...

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Metaphysics PHI 3500 Logic and metaphysics go hand and hand for this course. Fundamental structure of reality as a whole. Western analytical tradition. Metaphysics emerged from: Greek “Antiquity”- pre-socratics, Plato, Aristotle and Middle ages-> Augustine (North Africa). *Aquinas (recommended philosopher) 17 th Century-> Descartes, Spinoza (some others). 1. Discern from: (1) Reality: how the world really is. (2) Appearance: how the world seems to be. (3) Illusion: (dreams and hallucinations) *sunsets & Earth’s rotation; for example 2. Metaphysics vs. Empirical Science (1) Metaphysics has far broader subject matter than that of physical or special science a. spatio-temporal objects- metaphysics + physics. b. space and time- metaphysics + physics. c. abstract entities (not in space + time): numbers, sets, abstract propositions. (2) The empirical vs. the non empirical metaphysics NOT empirical… Natural Sciences ARE empirical. Empirical questions are answered by appealing to observation or experimental data; while metaphysical questions involve conceptual analysis and justification only.
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