Archbold Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1DB
Wed 3 Aug Basics
We are examining metaphysics because we want to know why many thinkers call it ‘first philosophy,’ and why it can be claimed that no other area of philosophy, such as ethics, can be understood until its metaphysical underpinning is clear. We briefly looked at the concepts of being, ontology, existence, mind, the thing-in-itself and reality, in order to realise the huge scale and profundity of metaphysics. For this reason we will return to it next week.