What is metaphysics?

@inproceedings{Fine2011WhatIM,
  title={What is metaphysics?},
  author={Kit Fine},
  year={2011}
}
Th ere are, I believe, fi ve main features that serve to distinguish traditional metaphysics from other forms of enquiry. Th ese are: the aprioricity of its methods; the generality of its subject-matter; the transparency or ‘ non-opacity’ of its concepts; its eidicity or concern with the nature of things; and its role as a foundation for what there is. In claiming that these are distinguishing features, I do not mean to suggest that no other forms of enquiry possess any of them. Rather, in… Expand
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