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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Metaphysics Study - Education (definition)

"The keys to advancement in any undertaking is to first seek divine guidance from God and his Word found in the Holy Scriptures, then make a commitment or dedication to education, desire for true knowledge, understudy of known (not self-proclaimed) experts/professors, strict curriculum of subjects (in a prescribed order), and lastly but not least, the ability to weigh fact over myth and proof over hypothesis." - Author Unknown

"Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics. He, however, who begins with Metaphysics, will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity." - Maimonides

Related topics: Alchemy, Hermetic, Mythology, Religion, Spirituality, Meta-Ethics, After-Life, Logic, Nihilism, Parapsychology...

Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world,[1] although the term is not easily defined.[2] Traditionally, metaphysics attempts to answer two basic questions in the broadest possible terms:
  1. "What is there?"
  2. "What is it like?"[3]
A person who studies metaphysics is called a metaphysicist[4] or a metaphysician.[5] The metaphysician attempts to clarify the fundamental notions by which people understand the world, e.g., existenceobjects and their propertiesspace and timecause and effect, and possibility. A central branch of metaphysics is ontology, the investigation into the basic categories of being and how they relate to each other.
Prior to the modern history of science, scientific questions were addressed as a part of metaphysics known as natural philosophy. The term science itself meant "knowledge" of, originating from epistemology. The scientific method, however, transformed natural philosophy into an empirical activity deriving fromexperiment unlike the rest of philosophy. By the end of the 18th century, it had begun to be called "science" to distinguish it from philosophy. Thereafter, metaphysics denoted philosophical enquiry of a non-empirical character into the nature of existence.[6]



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