Metaphysics

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  1. The branch of philosophy that deals with first principles, esp of being and knowing
  2. The philosophical study of the nature of reality, concerned with such questions as the existence of God, the external world, etc 

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  1. The branch of philosophy that deals with first principles and seeks to explain the nature of being or reality (ontology) and of the origin and structure of the universe (cosmology): it is closely associated with the study of the nature of knowledge (epistemology)  

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

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