The easiest and most popular way of practically refuting... any Fallacy is, by bringing forward a parallel case, where it leads to a manifest absurdity. A metaphysical objection may still be urged against many cases in which we thus reason from calculation of chances; an objection not likely indeed practically to influence any one, but which may afford the Sophist a triumph over those who are unable to find a solution.
Three principles — the conformability of nature to herself, the applicability of the criterion of simplicity, and the "unreasonable effectiveness" of certain parts of mathematics in describing physical reality — are thus consequences of the underlying law of the elementary particles and their interactions. Those three principles need not be assumed as separate Metaphysical postulates. Instead, they are emergent properties of the fundamental laws of physics.murray gell-mann
One of the biggest roles of science fiction is to prepare people to accept the future without pain and to encourage a flexibility of mind . Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories. Two-thirds of 2001 is realistic hardware and technology to establish background for the Metaphysical , philosophical , and religious meanings later.arthur c. clarke
The ancient Hindu philosophers stated as a fundamental truth that the world of our sense - experience is all illusion (maya), that change, plurality, and causation are not real, but there is one reality, God . This is Metaphysical Monism of the idelalistic-spiritual type, tending towards mysticism .
In contrast to Breton we believe that behind the false ethical and aesthetic, indeed Metaphysical understandings which are out of contact with the vital interest of "man" we find the real, the materialistic ethics and aesthetics. One includes our needs, the other is an expression of our sensual desires. It is exactly in order to liberate the true ethics and the true aesthetics that we make use of "automatism."
Metaphysical fallacies contain the only clues we have to what thinking means to those who engage in it.hannah arendt
In the context of Sikhism it [Metaphysical monism] considers atman (spiritual element) and body (material element) as inseparable aspects of a single spiritual cosmic spiritual continuum.
I have now so many fundamental thoughts, so many really Metaphysical things to say, that I suddenly get tired and decide not to write more, not to think more, but allow the fever of saying to make me sleepy, and fondle, with closed eyes, as if to a cat, all that I could have said.fernando pessoa
At the end of Being and Nothingness ...[,] Being in-itself and Being for-itself were of Being ; and this totality of beings, in which they were effected, itself was linked up to itself, relating and appearing to itself, by means of the essential project of human-reality. What was named in this way, in an allegedly neutral and undetermined way, was nothing other than the Metaphysical unity of man and God, the relation of man to God, the project of becoming God as the project constituting human-reality. Atheism changes nothing in this fundamental structure.jacques derrida
It pleased me (and I think this predilection is more or less constant in all my paintings) to juxtapose brutally, in these feminine bodies, the extremely general and the extremely particular, the Metaphysical and the grotesque trivial. In my view, the one is considerably reinforced by the presence of the other. (on his series 'Corps de Dame')jean dubuffet
[My first children's book] is very subliminal, let's put it that way. It even has a bit of a Metaphysical little message in there [about how] we're all somehow connected and we all have a responsibility toward each other. Although you may feel alone in the world, you definitely are not.gloria estefan
What is an artist? A provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a Metaphysical one... It’s this in-between that I’m calling a province, this frontier country between the tangible world and the intangible one which is really the realm of the artist.Federico Fellini
For to love is to give what one is, his very being, in the most absolute, the most brazenly Metaphysical, the least phenomenalizable sense of this word.jacques maritain
It is likely that the emphasis upon the Metaphysical and epistemological implications of the sociology of knowledge can be traced, in part, to the fact that the first proponents of this discipline stemmed largely from philosophical rather than scientific circles. The burden of further research is to turn from this welter of conflicting opinion to empirical investigations which may establish in adequate detail the uniformities pertaining to the appearance, acceptance and diffusion, or rejection and repression, development and consequences of knowledge and ideas.
One might have thought of sight, but who could think Of what it sees, for all the ill it sees? Speech found the ear, for all the evil sound, But the dark italics it could not propound. And out of what sees and hears and out Of what one feels, who could have thought to make So many selves, so many sensuous worlds, As if the air, the mid-day air, was swarming With the Metaphysical changes that occur, Merely in living as and where we live.wallace stevens
To all appearance, the phenomena exhibited by the pendulum are not to be accounted for by impact: in fact, it is usually assumed that corresponding phenomena would take place if the earth and the pendulum were situated in an absolute vacuum, and at any conceivable distance from one another. If this be so, it follows that there must be two totally different kinds of causes of motion: the one impact a vera causa [true cause], of which, to all appearance, we have constant experience; the other, attractive or repulsive 'force' a Metaphysical entity which is physically inconceivable.
General systems theory is the scientific exploration of "wholes" and "wholeness" which, not so long ago, were considered Metaphysical notions transcending the boundaries of science. Hierarchic structure, stability, teleology , differentiation, approach to and maintenance of steady states, goal-directedness these are a few of such general system properties.
Such questions, thus too often rejected by the mathematician as Metaphysical , are on the other hand discarded by the metaphysician as mathematical: so that, disowned by both, they fall to the ground without any satisfactory discussion at all.
The biological function of curiosity as a mechanism of instinct driven behavior that serves in approaching new objects. Approach and exploration are described as being characteristic forms of behavior. The second kind of curiosity pointed is "scientific curiosity" and "Metaphysical wonder" with which "the practical instinctive root has probably nothing to do" rather "the philosophical brain responds to an inconsistency or a gap in its knowledge.
The ancient Hindu philosophers stated as a fundamental truth that the world of our sense-experience is all illusion ( maya ), that change, plurality, and causation are not real, that there is but one reality, God. This is Metaphysical Monism of the idealistic-spiritual type, tending towards mysticism .
...in Sikhism epistemological idealism also leads to Metaphysical idealism. Sikhism starts with plurality of objects and ends in monism. It evolves a comprehensive Metaphysical system of absolute dynamic non-dualist view of the Reality.
Sikhism lays more emphasis on dynamism, non-dualism and social involvement. Reality imply that Sikhism puts forth a dynamic Metaphysical system.
Salvation is attained not by subscription to Metaphysical dogmas, but solely by love of God that fulfils itself in action. This is a cardinal truth in Judaism.