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  Metaphysics - On Truth and Reality - Metaphysics of Space and Motion explains Famous Metaphysical Quotes
The first philosophy (Metaphysics) is universal and is exclusively concerned with primary substance.
Metaphysics involves intuitive knowledge of unprovable starting-points (concepts and truth) and demonstrative knowledge of what follows from them.
Time was, when she (Metaphysics) was the queen of all the sciences; and, if we take the will for the deed, she certainly deserves, so far as regards the high importance of her object-matter, this title of honour.
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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Universal (metaphysics)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Universals (used as a noun) are either properties[?], relations[?], or types, but not classes.
Consider some examples of universals: there are types, like dog or "doghood"; properties, like red or redness; and relations, like betweenness or "being between"; those are all universals.
There is an ancient problem in metaphysics concerning what universals are supposed to be, or (alternatively characterized) whether they exist; this is called the problem of universals.
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 Universal (metaphysics) - Definition, explanation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Universals (used as a noun) are either properties, relations, or types.
However, classeses are not usually considered to be universals; however, some prominent philosophers, such as John Bigelow, do think that classes are universals.
'Universal' used as an adjective is contrasted with particular -- and sometimes with concrete, although this contrast may be confusing since Hegelian and neo-Hegelian (e.g.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/u/un/universal__metaphysics_.php   (347 words)

  Aristotle (384-322 BCE): General Introduction [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In its universal character, metaphysics superficially resembles dialectics and sophistry.
Aristotle sees the universe as a scale lying between the two extremes: form without matter is on one end, and matter without form is on the other end.
Since it is universal in its character, it requires modification and adaptation to particular circumstances through equity.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/a/aristotl.htm   (7037 words)

 The Internet Classics Archive | Metaphysics by Aristotle
And these things, the most universal, are on the whole the hardest for men to know; for they are farthest from the senses.
Of those who said the universe was one, then none succeeded in discovering a cause of this sort, except perhaps Parmenides, and he only inasmuch as he supposes that there is not only one but also in some sense two causes.
For whenever the universe is dissolved into its elements by strife, fire is aggregated into one, and so is each of the other elements; but whenever again under the influence of love they come together into one, the parts must again be segregated out of each element.
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 Metaphysics physics Morals Aristotle School Define Books
Metaphysics an attempt to know reality as against mere appearance, or the study of first principles or ultimate truths, or again the effort to comprehend the universe, not simply piecemeal or by fragments, but somehow as a whole as mentioned in Ancient Scriptures of India such as "Yoga Vashistha".
Metaphysics is founded on the principles of physics that describe our existence as based in energy.Metaphysics also is the study of the nature of knowledge.Thus Science / Physics is inclined to be misled because both of its truths are deceptive.
Metaphysics aims to overcome this problem by using reason to try and understand what the real world is, which causes both our logic and our senses (and ourselves!).
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 Music Metaphysics
Metaphysics, as Aristotle asserted, is founded on the belief that there is a supreme science, wisdom, philosophy, or theology which seeks to explain the origin, nature, and structure of being and the material universe.
Music Metaphysics is the study of these natural languages through the medium of music which enables one to explore, understand, and tangibly experience ideas of science, wisdom, philosophy, and theology while enjoying the affections that music provides.
The goal of metaphysics is to knowledgeably unify the developments in our mind, with the natural structures of our senses, and the natural structures found in the physical universe.
www.spectrummuse.com /music_metaphysics.htm   (3037 words)

 New Age, Law Of Attraction, Metaphysical, Chakra, Metaphysics, Dream Interpretation
Universal Church Of Metaphysics meets every 2nd Sunday of the month in Arcata, CA where the beautfiul redwoods grow and the ocean borders us on the west.
Our University is a primary focus for assisting spiritual seekers in their awakening and also training teachers and healers to be efficient at their work and provide professional credentials and degrees.
Universal Church Of Metaphysics sponsors through University Of Metaphysical Sciences production of free video satsangs with the founder of UMS and the Church, Christine Breese.
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Metaphysics is that portion of philosophy which treats of the most general and fundamental principles underlying all reality and all knowledge.
metaphysics and is divided into rational psychology, which treats of the human soul, rational theology, which treats of the existence and attributes of God, and cosmology, which treats of the ultimate principles of the universe.
Metaphysics, in fact, is the most real of all the sciences precisely because by abstracting from everything eise, it has centred, so to speak, its thought on Being, which is the source and root of reality everywhere else in the other sciences.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10226a.htm   (8172 words)

 Wikinfo | Universal
For the concept of a universal in metaphysics, see Universal (metaphysics).
Universal may also refer to Universal Studios or Universal Music (owned by the same parent company, Vivendi).
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
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 Aristotle: Reality and Knowledge
Although any disciplined study is promising because there is an ultimate truth to be discovered, the abstractness of metaphysical reasoning requires that we think about the processes we are employing even as we use them in search of that truth.
Thus, what we learn in metaphysics is nothing less than the immutable eternal nature, or essence, of individual things.
(Metaphysics XII 6) This self-caused "first mover," from which all else derives, must be regarded as a mind, whose actual thinking is its whole nature.
www.philosophypages.com /hy/2p.htm   (1355 words)

 The Pagan's Path ~ Metaphysics 101 - Universal Law & Chaos
In other words, all the laws, the concept of balance within the universe, the theory of there being a Divine universe, reincarnation, and so on, all these ideas can only work or function if there are laws that govern cause and effect.
That the Universe was born out of chaos and thus chaos is in all things.
All matter in the universes, regardless of it's manifested vibration, absorbs emanations from all other matter and the matter is influenced by this absorption.
www.paganspath.com /meta/law-chaos.htm   (1747 words)

 The Evolutionary Metaphysics of Universal Purpose
But because the reactionary rejection of traditional religion commonly leads to the rejection of all metaphysical considerations, most progressive political thinkers are unable to perceive the importance of the relationship between politics and metaphysics.
Metaphysical concepts like 'purpose' and 'meaning' are much more suited to the progressive political agenda, as they help people to see themselves as members of a universal community whose goals transcend the selfish desires of any single individual's lifetime.
Extending the theory of evolution is the work of a new scientific philosophy called 'Evolutionary Metaphysics' whose purpose is to investigate all of the possibilities, to develop a reliable scientific alternative to traditional religion, and to establish a dependable theoretical foundation for a forward-looking community-focused political agenda.
www.evolutionary-metaphysics.net /evolutionary_metaphysics.html   (2125 words)

 American Institute of Holistic Theology
Metaphysical training seeks to explain, from the beginning, the nature of being; thus, its practicioners can often serve the dual role of counselor / healer.
Metaphysics espouses a holism that's greater than the sum of all parts, in applying the intellect of psychology with the emotion of spirituality.
Metaphysics holds that the soul or spirit and the physical body are one yet separate; here the applied psychology of religion comes to bear.
www.aiht.edu /catalog/metaphysics.asp   (331 words)

 Universal (metaphysics)
In metaphysics, a universal is a type, a property, or a relation.
That is, a universal type (doghood), property (redness), or relation (betweenness) inheres a particular object (a specific dog, red thing, or object between other things).
The problem of universals is an ancient problem in metaphysics concerning the nature of universals, or whether they exist.
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 Aristotle's Metaphysics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Although there is metaphysical structure to the fact that, e.g., this horse is white (a certain quality inheres in a certain substance), the fact that this is a horse is a kind of brute fact, devoid of metaphysical structure.
In the conceptual framework of Metaphysics Ζ, a universal such as man or horse — which was called a species and a secondary substance in the Categories — is construed as “not a substance, but a compound of a certain formula and a certain matter, taken universally” (Z.10, 1035b29-30).
The Doctrine of Being in the Aristotelian Metaphysics.
www.seop.leeds.ac.uk /entries/aristotle-metaphysics   (12930 words)

 ICMH - Courses - Metaphysics
Metaphysics is both a science and an art.
A means to bring forth into the conscious mind (and into everyday life), the creativity, attributes and power of the Universal Mind for the purpose of improving one's life.
Being able to synthesise the daily functional mind with the creative intelligence of the universe and thus be able to create one's life as one desires.
www.icmh.net /courses/metaphysics/index.htm   (194 words)

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Again (12) we ask whether the principles are universal or like individual things, and (13) whether they exist potentially or actually, and further, whether they are potential or actual in any other sense than in reference to movement; for these questions also would present much difficulty.
For if the universals are always more of the nature of principles, evidently the uppermost of the genera are the principles; for these are predicated of all things.
Therefore if there is to be results follow; if they are not universals but of knowledge of the principles there must be the nature of individuals, they will not be other principles prior to them, namely those knowable; for the knowledge of anything is that are universally predicated of them.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/aristotle-metaphysics.txt   (17346 words)

 Kant, Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science ToC: The Online Library of Liberty   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These mathematical physicists were thus quite unable to dispense with such metaphysical principles, and amongst them, not even with that which makes the conception of their own special subject, namely, matter, available à priori, in its application to external experience (as the conception of motion, of the filling of space, of inertia, etc.).
And thus a separate metaphysics of corporeal nature does excellent and indispensable service to the universal [metaphysics], in that it procures instances (cases in concreto) in which to realise the conceptions and doctrines of the latter (properly the transcendental philosophy), that is, to give to a mere form of thought sense and meaning.
The effect of the universal attraction, which all matter exercises directly upon all [matter] and at all distances, is termed gravitation; the endeavour to move itself in the direction of the greater gravitation is weight.
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 Metaphysics: The Universal Solvent
Furthermore, since solutions exist by virtue of their problems, there is no universal solution, no immutable rule which can be applied to every problem; there may be as many problems and as many solutions as there are observers.
Each observer uses his or her concept of the universe both as a basis for the judgement and as the source of the solution, for only those solutions which are consistent with that universe will be acceptable to the observer.
Using this approach, a person may be described (within the context of the cultural bias which uses the ancient Elements) by the region of this space which his or her essence encompasses.
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 Universal Church (Universalism)
According to their famous Universalism Probe 51.3 simulation of 8512, has managed to reconstruct the historical events with incredible consistency, Universalism is actually an artificial religion, a fact that is still not (and is not likely to be) accepted by pious Universalists.
Anthropist Universalism dates back to the emergence of Gabriel, and includes a number of diverse sects and clades of baselines and nearbaselines, all of whom assert that hu is made in the image of God, and therefore refuse to accept the rule of AI.
Although the essence of Universalism is personal faith and relating to the Divine in however one may conceive of Jem, there are still five dogmatic Principles that all Universalists, even the heterodox and the non-Gabrielists, have to abide by.
www.orionsarm.com /topics/Universal_Church.html   (6479 words)

 Universal Stroller
1) " Universal" -- As to Universal Stroller
Universal is a song from the album Gilbert Hotel by Paul Gilbert, of heavy metal band Racer X and hard rock band Mr.
2) " Stroller" -- As to Universal Stroller
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Other problems that were for centuries considered metaphysical problems are now typically relegated to their own separate subheadings in philosophy such as philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, philosophy of perception, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science.
Universal science or first philsophy treats of "being qua being"--that is, what is basis to all science before one adds the particular details of any one science.
So there are some metaphysical questions to be answered about the notions of identity, or being the same thing over time, and change.
www.findthelinks.com /theory/metaphysics.htm   (1240 words)

Metaphysics:  Moral truths are relative (e.g., to a culture or a religious tradition)
METAPHYSICAL IMMODESTY = A claim that moral principles apply strictly universally—for example, to all beings capable of reasoning or to all sentient beings (i.e., beings capable of feeling pleasure or pain).
One theme of this course:  It is possible to combine epistemic modesty with metaphysical immodesty.
faculty.washington.edu /wtalbott/phil338/trintro.htm   (1770 words)

Metaphysics an attempt to know reality as against mere appearance, or the study of first principles or ultimate truths, or again the effort to comprehend the universe, not simply piecemeal or by fragments.
Metaphysics is founded on the principles of physics that describe our existence as based in energy.
Metaphysics also is the study of the nature of knowledge.Thus Science / Physics is inclined to be misled because both of its truths are deceptive.
kalapurush.tripod.com /id35.html   (350 words)

 Alfred North Whitehead (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
It was during this time that he worked on more general issues in philosophy, including the development of a comprehensive metaphysical system which has come to be known as process philosophy.
Whitehead's philosophical influence can be felt in all three of the main areas in which he worked (i.e., logic and the foundations of mathematics, the philosophy of science, and metaphysics) as well as in other areas such as ethics, education and religion.
Whitehead's ultimate attempt to develop a metaphysical unification of space, time, matter, events and teleology has proved to be controversial.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/whitehead   (1813 words)

 Mystic Hearts - Metaphysics
What might be called the core metaphysical problems would be the ones which have always been considered metaphysical and which have never been considered not metaphysical.
The Metaphysics was divided into three parts, called (1) ontology, (2) theology, and (3) universal science.
Universal science or first philosophy treats of "being qua being"--that is, what is basis to all science before one adds the particular details of any one science.
www.mystic-hearts.com /metaphysics.shtml   (1298 words)

 Plato's Middle Period Metaphysics and Epistemology (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Metaphysics, or alternatively ontology, is that branch of philosophy whose special concern is to answer the question ‘What is there?’ These expressions derive from Aristotle, Plato's student.
Metaphysics, then, studies the ways in which anything that is can be said or thought to be.
Universal is a technical notion in metaphysics: a universal is that which is predicable of many.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/plato-metaphysics   (17815 words)

 Non-Profit Status
Universal Church Of Metaphysics was created as a non-profit holding company for several branches, including Starlight Journal, University Of Metaphysical Sciences, Starlight Productions: TV and Film, Radiance Creations, and Starlight Adventure Company.
Sunday services are conducted in Arcata, CA at the present time, but other branches are going to open in various cities as graduates of University Of Metaphysical Sciences choose to do so (optional for graduates, not required.) Sunday services are informal in nature, and are very simplified.
University Of Metaphysical Sciences is a distance learning institution which brings professionalism and a solid education system to the growing field of metaphysics.
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