- 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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Reminiscing on life in his hometown, Hemon writes, “physically and metaphysically, I was placed.”Michael Hainey and Aleksandar Hemon’s Chicago Dreams|Chris Wallace|March 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For full access to a genuine voice, Hemingway argues that a writer must depopulate his or her world, physically or metaphysically.
Metaphysically considered, we have in this same first principle of a Theory of Science, the category of reality.A History of Philosophy in Epitome|Albert Schwegler
In it the creation returns to God as final cause, from whom it proceeds as first cause, in a mode which is metaphysically final.
Now, empirically and metaphysically, no one interest is more excellent than any other.Creative Intelligence|John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
And once for all, there will be minds who cannot help regarding our growing universe as sheer trash, metaphysically considered.The Letters of William James, Vol. II|William James
He now takes it as equivalent to the absolutely or metaphysically possible.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith