metaphysics metaphysics  /ˌmɛ tə ˈfɪ zɪks/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the philosophical study of being and knowing

Usage(s):

  1. But the image of the 5,400 shoes of Imelda Marcos makes the metaphysics vivid.
  2. He began by trying to reduce all mathematics to logic and ended by finding most metaphysics to be nonsense.
  3. It's a mix of Descartes' metaphysics and Tom Stoppard's humor.

News

  • Letter: Steiner-inspired schools produce great students

    In his May 26 review of a biography of Saul Bellow, Stefan Fleischer cites as proof of this great author’s descent into irrelevancy his “seduction” by “the high falutin’ nutty metaphysics of Rudolph [sic] Steiner.”
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News

Quotes

  1. "Bergman was the first to bring metaphysics - religion, death, existentialism - to the screen," Bertrand Tavernier, the French film director, said. "But the best of Bergman is the way he speaks of women, of the relationship between men and...
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: Bertrand Tavernier Source: New York Times

  2. In "Cheating Cheaters," they may be preparing to follow Woody Allen`s lines: "When I was in school," Allen joked, "I cheated on my metaphysics exam: I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me."
    on May 20, 2010 By: Woody Allen Source: Estes Park Trail-Gazette

  3. "As we discourse on public affairs," Murray wrote, "we inevitably have to move upward, as it were, into realms of some theoretical generality-into metaphysics, ethics, theology."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: John Courtney Murray Source: First Things

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