Metaphysics is “what ought to be”, it is pure philosophy, it is “the book that comes after physics”, the most elusive category of understanding.

There is the physical (empirical, what is), logical (reason, logic-and-ethics in-thought), ethical (morals-and-ethics in-action), and metaphysical (pure metaphysic morals, or pure philosophy, what should be).

Metaphysics is like physics, but meta.

Seriously though, it is the philosophy of “what is” (it is “what ought to be” and “what might be” and just pure imagination), the reality just beyond the empirically directly obvious which may or may not be.

Hume’s Fork Explained

“Hume’s fork” describes how we refer to Kant’s critique of Hume, who separated knowledge into two types: facts based on ideas and facts based on experience.

Arete Explained

What is Arete?

Areté roughly means “moral virtue”. It refers to an innate “excellence” or “essence” in all things, and the striving toward that potential or purpose.