Source of diversity in Metaphysics

To see the intelligible nature of anything is to know what cannot be otherwise. This usually leaves contingency intact: a gerbil can’t be a non-gerbil but it can cease to be altogether. But it seems that metaphysics is an extended discourse on the exception to this since being cannot not be. The varied responses to this are the deepest fault lines in metaphysics.



  1. March 18, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Good God, man! Please say more.

  2. March 18, 2016 at 8:36 am

    I should have said, “Please say more about what those varied responses, or the most fundamental among them, might be.

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