metaphysics



What Is Metaphysics?


“Metaphysics can really only be, we repeat it again, what is absolutely stable, permanent, independant of all contingencies, and in particular of historical contingencies; that which is. …


“Metaphysics is what does not change, and its universality constitutes its essential unity, exclusive of the multiplicity of philosophical systems such as those of religious dogmas and in consequence its profound immutability. RG in EDH126




“If one were to ask what is metaphysics, the primary answer would be the science of the Real or, more specifically, the knowledge by means of which man is able to distinguish the Real and the illusory and to know things in their essence or as they are, which means ultimately to know them in divinis.


“The knowledge of the Principle which is at once the absolute and infinite Reality is the heart of metaphysics…Metaphysics concerns not only the Principle in Itself and in Its manifestations but also the principles of the various sciences of a cosmological order.


“At the heart of the traditional sciences of the cosmos, as well as traditional anthropology, psychology, and aesthetics, stand the scientia sacra (metaphysics) which contains the principles of these sciences while being primarily concerned with the knowledge of the Principle; this is both sacred knowledge and knowledge of the sacred par excellence, since the Sacred as such is none other than the Principle.”


~Seyyed Hossein Nasr~ (not sourced)




“In Occidental Medieval thought metaphysics was always placed under the total dependance of theology, it is there that the problems arose. J.-M. Vivenza in DRG14cl


“The sentimental element - induced by the point of view of religion - influenced the intellectual purety of the metaphysical doctrine. DRG14/15 Because pure metaphysics is by essence, independant of all forms.) DRG15cl



More on metaphysics:



Oriental Metaphysics, Explanations, And Traditional
  Definitions, from Réne Guénon


Insights Into The Nature Of (Being) And Existence
Quotes from 'The Sufi Path Of Knowledge; Ibn al-`Arabi's Metaphysics of Imagination'; Willian C. Chittick


On the Supreme Principle
  And That Metaphysics May Not Be Limited, Réne Guénon


Metaphysics - Why Is It Necessary Today? Omar K N



Metaphysical Foundations Charles Upton, SAC*




Lit.

SAC, EDH, DRG, see [booklist]



See also: Creation, Non-Being, modernity



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