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Unformatted text preview: o Subject to rational rather than causal explanation Is Metaphysics a discipline? Metaphysics deals with the most profound questions that can be raised concerning the fundamental structure of reality Intellectual discipline o Provides a forum in which boundary disputes between other disciplines can be conducted Primary concern is with the fundamental structure of reality as a whole (2) intellectual backdrop for every other discipline (3) o World/reality is unitary/self-consistent o Able to adjudicate questions of mutual consistency between diciplines o Aspires to complete universality in its subject-matter Everything, even metaphysics itself, can be judged under metaphysics because it is an autonomous and indispensable form of rational inquiry Anyone can engage in metaphysical thinking, but there can still be experts...
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