Meaning of metaphysics
Pronunciation: (met"u-fiz'iks), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
- the branch of philosophy that treats of first principles, includes ontology and cosmology, and is intimately connected with epistemology.
- philosophy, esp. in its more abstruse branches.
- the underlying theoretical principles of a subject or field of inquiry.
- (cap., italics) a treatise (4th century b.c.) by Aristotle, dealing with first principles, the relation of universals to particulars, and the teleological doctrine of causation.
- metaphysics (Thesaurus)