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What is Metaphysics?

Metaphysics is the study of being, identity, change, space, time, causality, necessity, and possibility. It involves concerns regarding consciousness and the nature of thought and substance. In Greek, metaphysics means “after or behind or among [the study of] the natural”. After the Physics, an editor of Aristotle’s works, may have invented the phrase Metaphysics (, meta ta physika, lit. ‘after the Physics’). Metaphysics explores what it is to exist and what sorts of existence exist. Metaphysics aims to answer the following questions: 1. * What? 2. * How is it? Existence, things and attributes, space and time, cause and effect, and possibility are all metaphysical topics. Aside from epistemology, epistemology is one of the four major areas of philosophy.


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