Simple Definition of metaphysics
: the part of philosophy that is concerned with the basic causes and nature of things
Full Definition of metaphysics
Origin and Etymology of metaphysics
Medieval Latin Metaphysica, title of Aristotle's treatise on the subject, from Greek (ta) meta (ta) physika, literally, the (works) after the physical (works); from its position in his collected works
First Known Use: 1569
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