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Metaphysical Reality
Humans seem obsessed with things. Our garages, attics and basements are stuffed with the things we once felt we couldn't live without and which we cannot now bring ourselves to cast out. Our closets overflow with dresses, suits and assortments of shoes which are out of style in a fade that has past. Our pantries and freezers have shelves filled to the brim. My neighbor owns four (4) cars and three (3) houses, yet he can only drive and live in one at a time.
We take for granted all the things in our lives, let alone all the things that make up the Cosmos and the tiny particles fundamental to all the things that exist in TimeSpace.

CosmosHumanMartter

Things are so accepted and second nature to our very existence
that humans almost never ask the questions:
What makes a thing, a thing, be unique and singular in its nature let alone all the many other questions about things?


 


Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy concerned with explanation of the fundamental nature of being, the material entities of the physical world and transcendental immaterial entities that are believed to exist. Metaphysics attempts to answer two basic questions in the broadest of possible terms:
”What is there? & “What is it like”.

Possibly the first major work of this branch of philosophy came from the great Greek philosopher Aristotle. As a student of Plato Aristotle built upon, while modifying some of the conclusions handed down by both Plato and Socrates. His treatise on the subject was appropriately named “Metaphysics” since this work came after his writings about Physics.

Metaphysics considers as its principal subject, "being qua being", or being understood as being. It examined the concept from the point of view of what can be asserted about anything that exists, while negating all other aspects of being or a thing. This consideration of existence was simple, that is, a consideration of existence simply as it exists and not because of any special qualities it might possess.

Aristotle

Aristotle
384 BC to 322 BC
Student of Plato
Teacher of Alexander the Great


Aritotles Metaphysics
Plato
Plato

Plato
428 BC 348 BC
Student of Socrates
Teacher of Aristotle

Famous for "The Republic"
"Allegory of the Cave"
"Metaphor of the Sun"
"The Divided Line"
" Theory of Forms"


Socrates

Socrates
469 BC to 399 BC

"I know that I know nothing"

 In Aristotle’s “Metaphysics”, he not only gave credence to the concept of “form”, but to that of “causation”, “matter”, the existence of mathematical objects, and that of a prime-mover. Much of Aristotle's discussion on Form (the conjugate principle of existence) was based upon the work (“The Theory of Forms”) of Plato, his teacher.

Along with Socrates, Plato’s mentor, these three Philosophers laid the foundations of philosophical thought, that permeated Eastern civilization and later Western civilization to become the bases for most of the scientific disciplines that began in the late 16th century.

Through Aristotle's Metaphysics human's come to understand the concept of Being, to understand in a fundamental way, "what things are like" in reality, that is, a multiplicity of things with identical roots. All things possess the same root properties: they have form (structure) and existence (a dynamic) which are
a conjugate pair (cannot exist independently) of all things.

To summarize the meaning of being and to answer the question, “What is it to be real”, let us consider only real things of the Universe that we directly experience, namely, singular things that are material and sensible (known through the senses). Material and sensible things are dynamic, that is they move, perform action by which we become aware of their existence. Each of the material entities of the Universe is some kind of thing. These statements are not what we mean when we say they are real. Let us consider some real things that can be present in our immediate experience, for example, a person or tree or a piece of wood, observed and examined directly. These are real things, Beings. Not because they are something merely, not because they are material, not because they are acting, but because each Being “is”, because it “exists”, because it possess intrinsically an “ACT OF EXISTENCE” ( the root Dynamic of the conjuagte pair). “FORM”, the conjugate partner, determines the structure, thus defines the perfection of the Being. The definition of the perfection cones about by constraining the partner Existence. Therefore, by the process of limiting Existence, the phenomenea of emergence produces by and by the attributes of its Substance. It is precisely from this relationship, which defines Emergence the phenomena by which BEING, an Entity, emerges, comes forth and by which is considered a principle.  Thus, when Existence & Form are called the principles (a primary source, that from which something proceeds) of real BEINGS, we understand they emerge (two unlike properties manifests as Being, a constrained generated procedure) as the essential properties of the emerged "Being", carried by Substance to manifest with attributes as an entity, a thing exhibiting a precise “NATURE”. 
Socrates


 

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