Wednesday June 20 , 2012
CPHL 551 – Metaphysics
-why is there something instead of nothing?
-general ultra specific
General means world
means (a)tom which is the smallest individual particular of atom
Ultra specific means physical nature, there are 12 atoms which are also called god particles
-what is there is?
There is everything
-humans suffer from something called “hubris” which is a pride in Greek
We are not looking at gods particle but we are looking at gods eye’s
-metaphysics is related to epistemology
Epistemology is the theory of knowledge, it investigates the nature, scope, and conditions of
-do we need experience to know things?
No because you can use other thinks/materials to learn from
-Aristotle was the only philosopher people had copied off
He was the only person everybody studied
This was a problem because what if we were studying the wrong thing?
People would then go to Aristotle to ask him what is right and wrong but then again it
didn’t get anywhere, this all converted into a loop
- Aristotle wrote a book called “Physics”
He didn’t invent meta physics but his book title made it