Selected Problems of Metaphysics and Ontology
The presented text off ers a basic overview of the terms and topics of the very wide philosophical discipline called metaphysics. Questions and the consequent answers, which are connected with metaphysics, are of several kinds and they are extraordinarily well elaborated in the history of philosophy. It is not possible to mention all of them in a text of this kind and it is also not possible to provide a deep analysis of all the individual topics. After all, to cover the metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas would deserve a text the length of this entire text. How- ever, I believe that this text will help students of phi- losophy and of pedagogy who teach this kind of topic. The text includes, besides the overview of individual problems, reﬂ ections to consider and recommended lit- erature. The reader will become familiar with the basic terms (metaphysics, ontology, existence, being), with 8the metaphysics of archaic nations because this topic is represented to only a small degree in the themes of clas- sical textbooks of metaphysics and ontology and there- fore close attention will be paid to it. Another topic is Parmenides’s approach to understanding of being as The One. This theme smoothly turns into another one: the understanding of time and events of the Greeks. Fur- ther, the problem of categories according to Aristotle, Kant, and the modern approaches are dealt with. Then follows the topic concerning the criticism of metaphys- ics, which was opened by Kant. The reader will be then...
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