Metapheesics is a tradeetional branch o filosofie concerned wi explainin the fundamental naitur o bein an the warld that encompasses it,[1] awtho the term isna easily defined.[2] Tradeetionally, metapheesics attempts tae answer twa basic quaistens in the broadest possible terms:[3]

  1. Ultimately, whit is thare?
  2. Whit is it lik?
Aristotle, Metaphysics in ms. Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vaticanus graecus 256, fol. 124r.


  1. Geisler, Norman L. "Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics" page 446. Baker Books, 1999.
  2. Metaphysics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).
  3. What is it (that is, whatever it is that there is) like? Hall, Ned (2012). "David Lewis's Metaphysics". In Edward N. Zalta (ed) (ed.). The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2012 ed.). Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University. Retrieved 5 October 2012.CS1 maint: extra text: eeditors leet (link)