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Metaphysics : Philosophy of Be-ing for Today
Authorship Description
Cyril Desbruslais, edited by Kuruvilla Pandikattu.
Bibliographical Details xii, 120 p. 24 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351483630
ISBN-13 9789351483632, 978-9351483632
Year of Publication 2019.
Series JDV Philosophy Series - 5.
Further Details In Collaboration with Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune.
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The book is meant to provide answers to questions like: What is metaphysics? What is its nature, role and relevance? Is it really possible? How does metaphysics provide us with a larger view of life and reality?

In our technological age, any dream of "going beyond" the findings of sense-experience, a variety of pragmatic inventions from space-craft to pocket computers emerged, that are understandably dismissed as precisely, a foolish idle dream and nothing more.

In contrast to the clear and verifiable statements, measurements, and laws of science; metaphysics seems to offer a collection of high-flown words and phrases shot through with vagueness and uncertainty. Still, as human beings, we do need to ask bigger questions! We need to explore fundamental issues. This philosophical endeavor is a modest attempt to raise the "why" questions, which form the basis of our physical and natural world. It poses questions larger than life! It provides perspectives on life and shows the necessary connection between physical realities and those beyond it.

Contents

Editor's Introduction

    Part 1
  The Beginning

1. What and Why

2. How?

  Part 2
  On Beings

3. The Analogy of Being
4. Transcendentals
5. Change
6. Relations
7. The Person
8. Causality

       Part 3
      On Be-ing of Beings

9. Be-ing (Existence)


Editor's Conclusion
Appendix
Select Bibliography
Glossary

Cyril Desbruslais is an Indian Jesuit priest (Calcutta Province), Professor (Emeritus) of Philosophy at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, India, and an accomplished laywright. He has taught almost all the subjects in philosophy except Logic and Indian Philosophy for more than 40 years. He has been an animator of youth throughout his life. He initiated "Searching in Service and Unity" (SSU) in 1971 for the youths of Pune. He has staged more than 25 plays on socially relevant topics.



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