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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The branch of philosophy that examines the nature of being and knowing.

Usage examples (35)
  • A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
  • Until then your metaphysics is as valid as mine but no more so.
  • This is what I term the metaphysics of concept, for it is a speculation which consists in juggling with abstract ideas.
  • Heidegger sees modern technology as the fulfillment of Western metaphysics, which he characterizes as the metaphysics of presence. for more
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