- concerned with abstract thought or subjects, as existence, causality, or truth.
- concerned with first principles and ultimate grounds, as being, time, or substance.
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During this time, normal activities are disrupted, so an indivdual’s thoughts become more attuned to the metaphysical.
There is a profound and metaphysical difference between the two.Want art you can’t look away from? These 5 visual illusions will entrance your mind|Corinne Iozzio|July 21, 2021|Popular-Science
Moreover, there may well be no independent “metaphysical” substance constituting our reality that underlies this web.Is Reality a Game of Quantum Mirrors? A New Theory Suggests It Might Be|Peter Evans|June 30, 2021|Singularity Hub
Springsteen closed the show with a new song off Letter to You, “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” a metaphysical invitation that replaces the earlier closer, “Born to Run.”The Reopening of Springsteen on Broadway Brought Broadway Out of Hibernation—and One Packed Theater Into a Brighter Future|Stephanie Zacharek|June 28, 2021|Time
Bechdel references these metaphysical moments, or “aerobic inebriation,” throughout her book.Memoirist Alison Bechdel Is No Longer Trying to Outrun Death|Eliana Dockterman|May 3, 2021|Time
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
Caleb makes clear that those plaguing him are honest-to-god metaphysical beings and not traumatic figments.Possessed by PTSD, A Veteran Uses Exorcisms to Cast Out His Demons|Brian Van Reet|February 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Metaphysical terms, taken in their proper sense, have sometimes determined the opinion of twenty nations.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
In his metaphysical conversations, Baudelaire spoke much of his ideas, little of his sentiments, and never of his actions.Charles Baudelaire, His Life|Thophile Gautier
Metaphysical subtlety, in pursuit of an impracticable theory, could alone have devised one that is calculated to destroy it.Key-Notes of American Liberty|Various
Dr. Whewell equally misunderstands M. Comte's doctrine respecting the second, or metaphysical stage of speculation.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
A metaphysical explanation can be of use only when there is a doctrine of life which it serves to make manifest.My Religion|Leo Tolstoy