Metaphysics in the Lublin Philosophical School
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The article is aimed at presenting the way in which metaphysics is understood and cultivated in the Lublin Philosophical School, Poland. It includes such topics as: the definition of metaphysics, metaphysical cognition (its object and the method for singling it out), ways of metaphysical demonstration and rational justification, and the relation of metaphysics to other domains of philosophy. In the light of the information delivered, it can be concluded that metaphysics in the Lublin Philosophical School is understood as a way of knowing in which the reason employs the universal laws of being and thought and strives to discover the first and singular factors or causes that render free of contradiction that which exists and which is given to us in a germinal way in the empirical intuition of the material world.
This article is a revised version of an excerpt from: Mieczysław A. Krąpiec, O.P, Andrzej Maryniarczyk, S.D.B., The Lublin Philosophical School, trans. Hugh McDonald (Lublin: PTTA, 2010), 77–129.
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