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Author Topic: Trying to describe/define Metaphysical?  (Read 732 times)

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Trying to describe/define Metaphysical?
« on: June 27, 2017, 11:02:23 am »
I'm having a hard time putting it into words, and the standard definition from the dictionary doesn't really help. How would you guys define/describe metaphysical? :-[

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Re: Trying to describe/define Metaphysical?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 11:18:07 am »
I'm having a hard time putting it into words, and the standard definition from the dictionary doesn't really help. How would you guys define/describe metaphysical? :-[

It's often not very well defined.

(Which can be sort of blamed on where we get the word: it comes from a Greek phrase meaning "the things after the Physics" (meta in ancient Greek means 'after') where The Physics was a title of one of Aristotle's works, and the stuff we're talking about was commonly bound into the volume after that.) Because of that, it basically started being used for things that were beyond/above/outside of what was physical (or in some definitions, natural).

I tend to use it for 'broad category of stuff that includes esoteric, occult, magical, witchy interests, as well as a wider range of experiences, theories, folklore, concepts like being an empath, etc. that goes beyond what we can currently scientifically prove or replicate' Which makes having a single holding noun for all that stuff much more convenient in conversation.
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Re: Trying to describe/define Metaphysical?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 07:20:56 pm »

I tend to use it for 'broad category of stuff that includes esoteric, occult, magical, witchy interests, as well as a wider range of experiences, theories, folklore, concepts like being an empath, etc. that goes beyond what we can currently scientifically prove or replicate' Which makes having a single holding noun for all that stuff much more convenient in conversation.

I see , that makes sense! Thank you very much. :)

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