metaphysicist

metaphysician

[met-uh-fuh-zish-uhn]
noun
a person who creates or develops metaphysical theories.
Also, metaphysicist [met-uh-fiz-uh-sist] .


Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English metaphisicien, probably < Middle French metaphysicien, equivalent to metaphysique metaphysic + -ien -ian

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metaphysics (ˌmɛtəˈfɪzɪks)
 
n
1.  the branch of philosophy that deals with first principles, esp of being and knowing
2.  the philosophical study of the nature of reality, concerned with such questions as the existence of God, the external world, etc
3.  See descriptive metaphysics
4.  (popularly) abstract or subtle discussion or reasoning
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Greek ta meta ta phusika the things after the physics, from the arrangement of the subjects treated in the works of Aristotle]
 
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