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Metaphysics is what Aristotle defined as "the First Philosophy" or "first science," a entire inquiry into the final word nature of fact. As such, metaphysics includes a scientific research of the extra normal different types of being and of the extra normal methods of concerning entities.

The Historical Dictionary of Metaphysics makes a speciality of metaphysics in Western philosophy, the metaphysical culture that built below the impact of Greek philosophy, and particularly Plato and Aristotle. It deals a accomplished advisor to the numerous points of metaphysics via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over three hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on thoughts, humans, works, and technical phrases. This quantity is a useful source for scholar and pupil alike.

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