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me tuh fi ziks

  • n  the philosophical study of being and knowing

  • But the image of the 5,400 shoes of Imelda Marcos makes the metaphysics vivid.
  • He began by trying to reduce all mathematics to logic and ended by finding most metaphysics to be nonsense.
  • It's a mix of Descartes' metaphysics and Tom Stoppard's humor.
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  • 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.”
    June 8, 2013 - The Buffalo News

  • Bertrand Tavernier in New York Times
    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...
  • Woody Allen in Estes Park Trail-Gazette
    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."
  • John Courtney Murray in First Things
    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."

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