- concerned with abstract thought or subjects, as existence, causality, or truth.
- concerned with first principles and ultimate grounds, as being, time, or substance.
Origin of metaphysical
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He left the U.S., seeking a spiritual and metaphysical connection for his work elsewhere.
I do not say a creation … Any preexistence of the universe has a metaphysical character.Evangelicals Still Don’t Know What to Do With the Big Bang|Karl W. Giberson|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Things get metaphysical in one of the most masterful hours of television since ‘Breaking Bad.’‘True Detective’ Episode 5 Review: ‘The Secret Fate of All Life’ is the Best Episode Yet|Andrew Romano|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So in episode five—not to spoil anything—Cohle gives one of his metaphysical addresses.Inside the Obsessive, Strange Mind of True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto|Andrew Romano|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A chapter on the metaphysical poets is four-fifths Donne to one-fifth Herbert, with Marvell failing to get a look-in.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature|Malcolm Forbes|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"Mental science" and metaphysical speculation have had nothing to do with it.The Wonders of Life|Ernst Haeckel
It has feeling; and there is something as divine in feeling, as in the most metaphysical meditation.The Bible: what it is|Charles Bradlaugh
Only the great, the 'metaphysical mystery,' 'the unknowable essence of reality,' continues to chain him.Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck|Jethro Bithell
We submit further that our definition of science should be based on facts, and not framed to suit a metaphysical theory.Evolution|Frank B. Jevons
Having determined the metaphysical point of view, the next question of vital importance is that of its principle.