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.
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.
1. What and Why
3. The Analogy of Being
7. The Person
On Be-ing of Beings
9. Be-ing (Existence)
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