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  • “Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.”

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  • Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics is an excellent quick read, summing up the main points of his Critique of Pure Reason quite nicely.

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  • Metaphysics is another whole kettle of fish, and IMHO belongs in philosophy courses, not science courses.

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  • Metaphysics is the original politics, and it informs political positions, policies and goals today every bit as much as it did the day humans invented writing (and immediately started writing about metaphysics-as-politics).

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  • Metaphysics is a fascinating subject as well, but politics, OTOH, is an ugly and rough science.

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  • Metaphysics is impossible to verify through experience.

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  • David Berlinksi on Physics and Metaphysics is an Uncommon Descent blog entry by Granville Sewell.

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  • 1981, ˜On Time, Tense and Aspect: An Essay in English Metaphysics™, in P. Cole (ed.), Radical P.agmatics, New York: Academic P.ess, 63-81.

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  • That name got assigned to it because the books we now call the Metaphysics came after

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  • But then learning what Philosophy is -- especially that most fundamental part of Philosophy which is called Metaphysics -- is like learning to swim: you never discover how to do it until you find yourself considerably out of your depth.

    Philosophy and Religion Six Lectures Delivered at Cambridge

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