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Metaphysics

Metaphysics: a division of philosophy that is concerned with the fundamental nature of reality, the nature of existence.

“Humans are motivated to understand their world in ways that are scientifically valid and clearly delineated. However, many of the most compelling issues in our life are resistant to scientific analysis and evaluation. One doesn’t discover the meaning of life, the possibility of freedom, or the existence of an afterlife with microscopes and test tubes. We need to develop other means of investigation in order to discover these more elusive ‘mystical’ dimensions of human life.” *

Major Questions:

What is reality?

What is the nature of self?

How are the mind and the body related to each other?

Do we have personal freedom or are our choices limited?

Is there life after death?

Does life have meaning?

*Thanks to: “The Philosopher’s Way” by John Chaffee

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