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Metaphysics is the science that questions the beyond of the physical world. It is about answering, for example, Leibniz’s question: “Why is there something, rather than nothing?” or to understand Plato saying that all cosmology can only be “a probable myth (ton eikota mython)”, because it is, “of all necessity the image of something” (Timaeus, 29b, 29d). It is this something, this necessary source of things that metaphysics sets out to reveal.

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If our science of nature remains hypothetical, it is not because of the weakness of our intelligence; it is because of a lack of reality in the object to be known. The ultimate reality of the universe is in its “beyond”: metaphysical science begins where physical science is forced to stop. The essential constraint of physics is in the constitution of its object of study: the physical. And while metaphysical questions often emerge in the study of the physical—from astrophysics to quantum mechanics—the physical sciences are not equipped to engage such questions. This is just one reason why we need metaphysics. 

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  • Metaphysics and Philosophy

    Is science intrinsically scientistic?

    Bruno Bérard, le Since science has varied considerably over the millennia, it’s no surprise that the scientistic drift that can accompany it has also varied. It is therefore impossible to define scientism without first characterizing science. Although scientists are almost never scientistic, we may well wonder whether science is not intrinsically scientistic. Once this doubt has been expressed, it’s time to try and remove it, or to confirm a certain “scientisticity” of science.

  • Metaphysics and Philosophy

    Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

    Bruno Bérard, le The current difficulties of these Western democracies (disavowal of politics, abstention, riots on unjustified pretexts), because they have expressly opted for exclusively representative regimes opposed to the original idea of democracy as power-sharing, could be mitigated by a better understanding of the definitions of the terms of what were once its principles, before they were reduced to a simple motto: liberty, equality, fraternity.

  • Metaphysics and Science

    Synchronicity, an illusion?

    Bruno Bérard, le If synchronicity proves a contrario to be illusory according to statistical science, the hypothesis of an unus mundus appears consistent with the notion of the universe’s unique wave function in quantum physics. It remains to distinguish between interpretation and over-interpretation, especially in the light of metaphysics.

  • Metaphysics and Theology

    Jean Borella, Enlightenment of mystical theology

    Bruno Bérard, le Jean Borella’s Lumières de la théologie mystique (“Enlightenment of Mystical Theology”) brings together the best indications for understanding theology as an initiatory and spiritual path, rather than as mere speculation and intellectual exercise. The section presented follows the teachings of St. Denys the Areopagite.

  • Metaphysics and Science

    Umwelt, Welt, Weltanschauung, Überwelt

    Bruno Bérard, le A summary of worlds, from the Umwelt (proper world) of the living to the Platonic semantic world, via the Weltanschauungen (world views) and the world (Welt) of science. The progression follows the disappearance of the notion of cause in science, and its inevitable distance from reality.

Metafysikós is the transliteration of modern Greek μεταφυσικός ; ancient Greek metaphusika gave the Latin metaphysica.

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This site has the ambition to make accessible to most people a metaphysical science which, freed from too many scientific or philosophical complexities, becomes easy to understand. Different books and articles, written with the aim of facilitating access, are thus presented one by one and a glossary of the few inevitable technical words has been established to make the approach even easier.

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