About This Course
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Ahmed Abdel Meguid
Department of Religion, Syracuse University
The word “metaphysics” comes from two Greek words that, together, literally mean “after or behind or among [the study of] the natural”. It has been suggested that the term might have been coined by a first-century CE editor who assembled various small selections of Aristotle’s works into the treatise we now know by the name Metaphysics (meta ta physika, lit. ‘after the Physics ’, another of Aristotle’s works). (Wikipedia)
Here, in this course, Dr. Ahmed Abdel Meguid reflects upon the following:
- What is Metaphysics or Ontology?
- Why was the question of being/existence considered the subject matter of first philosophy prima philosophia?
- What are the most important problems of ontology?