Physics and Metaphysics

  • Claudio Calosi Department of Philosophy – University of Florence
Keywords: physics, metaphysics, epistemology


It is notoriously difficult to define Metaphysics1, its content, its method, its language, its scope. Thus I will not even try an attempt here. I will rest content to point out some widely held characterizations. A long and highly influential tradition maintains that Metaphysics is the study of being qua being. It is concerned with what there is, what kind of things are the things that there are, what properties do they have, how they are related. In this sense Metaphysics deals with the more general features of reality, the most fundamental categories of being. Call this tradition General Metaphysics.

How to Cite
Calosi, C. (2018). Physics and Metaphysics. HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies, 4(13), V - XVII. Retrieved from