metaphysics is a dark ocean . . .

by: pfiore8

Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 17:50:51 PM EDT

pfiore8 :: metaphysics is a dark ocean . . .

definitions of metaphysics:

the philosophical study of being and knowing

Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy that investigates principles of reality transcending those of any particular science.

Cosmology and ontology are traditional branches of metaphysics. It is concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world.

Metaphysics is one of the principal works of Aristotle and the first major work of the branch of philosophy with the same name. The principal subject is "being qua being", or being understood as being. ...

Metaphysics is the second album by Duncan Avoid.

The branch of philosophy which studies fundamental principles intended to describe or explain all that is, and which are not themselves explained by anything more fundamental; the study of first principles; the study of being insofar as it is being (ens in quantum ens); The view or theory of a ...
...metaphysical - pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics; "metaphysical philosophy"
...metaphysical - without material form or substance; "metaphysical forces"
...metaphysical - highly abstract and overly theoretical; "metaphysical reasoning"

metaphysical - Of or pertaining to metaphysics; Immaterial, supersensual, not physical (more properly, "beyond" that which is physical)

the study of the ultimate and fundamental reality.

The branch of philosophy which studies the underlying structure of reality. Central questions in metaphysics include: Can we act freely? What is it for something to exist? How are causes related to their effects? What is time? What is space? How is change possible?

This is the brach of philosophy that deals with what is real or the nature of reality. In many ways, this is quite similar to epistemology and ontology. However, some important distinctions exist. ...

Derived from the Latin word meta which means beyond, metaphysics would literally mean that which is beyond the laws of physics.

The study of the fundamental nature of being and reality; supposedly distinct from physics, as it attempts to consider issues concerning the existence and nature of non-physical entities, or the nature of being and reality as such (in itself). See ontology, epistemology.

the branch of philosophy that treats of first principles, includes ontology and cosmology, and is intimately connected with epistemology.

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"the dog ate your financial system." -- J. H. Kunstler

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number 9. numb nines (11.00 / 1)
oh mines...

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the painting (8.00 / 4)
is a Winslow Homer.

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Interesting thoughts, pf8! (9.00 / 2)
For me, I suppose, metaphysics is a sense of connectivity -- a genuine sense and feeling (inside) of being a part of all of nature, without going into a long elaboration.  If not, is there a purpose beyond attending to/nurturing our basic needs?  

When at a company law conference [May, 1995] in Santa Fe, New Mexico, we visited a very down to earth kind of art gallery, which led to very beautiful gardens, where we ultimate had dinner, during which we listened to the story telling by a Native American Indian (I've forgotten his tribe for the moment).  But I should mention that during the time of visit to this lovely art gallery, this same individual played the flute, as we walked through the gallery.  I must tell you it was a mesmerizing experience to say the least.  I love the native American flute music -- hauntingly beautiful and serene.

(BTW, first we were in, then we were out, then back in again -- what gives?  Surely, not Indian giving [couldn't resist]?  Anyway, I do not understand how to put a recommend button up for a person, or, perhaps, I am not supposed to do that.  Also, when posting a diary, it is to remain 24 hours before cross-posting?  Just trying to understand ze rulez.  :))  


i realize now only admins (8.00 / 1)
can put recommend buttons in a diary. so just ask me or ml, melvin, or jess and we'll pop one in there.

however, as an editor, you can promote diaries on the side to the front page.

and please feel free to do so!

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The modern day guy for this (7.00 / 2)
David Wilcock.  If you want to attempt to marry solid science with that realm of the unkown David will get you going.

i'll check him out! (0.00 / 0)

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I love this--Choose a definition-- LOL (7.00 / 2)

I understand to some small degree the complexity of describing that which is indescribable. Of the definitions you have posted, I would have to go with this one.

Derived from the Latin word meta which means beyond, metaphysics would literally mean that which is beyond the laws of physics.

From Aristotle's day science has been discovering more of the workings of the known universe, and as a consequence many of the older tenets of "metaphysics" have lapsed back into the "ethers" from which they arose, justifiably so in my opinion. What were once honest endeavors to know the unknowable are being removed from the discussion as they should be. But that being said, the discussion should definitely be continued, as some of the tenets, of some of the branches of metaphysics, are being upheld by science.

Point in case is the water-to-wine phenomena. Largely dismissed as religious babble by the scientific field, the reality of thought as being an active force, a force that can produce discernible results on the quantuum level is being discussed and tested in expermints by the top levels of quantum physics researchers.

Alternate realities used to be the stuff of fairy tales and sorcerers, yet Steven Hawking has come out in the last year or two about the newest "smallest and indivisable sub-atomic particle" (its' name slips my mind right now) by saying that each of these particles has its' own unique history, and ss a consequence should be be considered a distinct, alternate reality.

As it might be discerned, I have an affinity for things metaphysical according to the definition I quoted above. The tales of space ships full of aliens visiting earth in millenia past doesn't get my motor running very much. I don't discount anything, but the level of my attention for such beliefs is practically non existent. As I once said, I will listen to anything, as the truth will comeout eventually and I don't want to miss it.

That being said, the old cliche "I'm from Missouri, show me." is rather appropriate.

Reality is a constantly created occurance, and very personal. What are you creating today?

i like the idea of BEYOND... (7.00 / 1)
not beyond what we can understand. i don't mean that at all.

but beyond the verifiable equations, 1 + 1 = 2. beyond mass, volume, and gravity (except when it is love)...

while we may have been more like a computer, we have gone beyond our programming. we have (as i read somewhere) the brain and the mind. we have become more than our chemistry...

...this is what i find fascinating. and something my dad told me years ago: the answers are out there: the size of the universe, the existence or not of god, what happens in black holes and so many other things...  those answers exist somewhere beyond our ability to recognize them.

i don't know about truth. i'm not even sure if "answer" is the right word. but it will do.

we can power something better by thinking of it. i do believe that.

simplify... writing in the rAw

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those answers exist somewhere beyond our ability to recognize them.

Dad's a mighty smart dude.  And now I understand much more about you.. is apparent that America is suffering some kind of paranoid psychotic episode.  ~ Matthew Norman  

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perfecto! (9.00 / 1)
really. bogie fits any where, doesn't he?

and you're right, dad is a smart dude.

simplify... writing in the rAw

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