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metaphysical
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
relating to metaphysics (the philosophical study of being and knowing)

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relating to beliefs not proven with the scientific method

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without material form or substance

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highly abstract and overly theoretical
  • While I was writing a thesis on the influence-upon subsequent metaphysical systems-of Aristotle's theory of the Immovable Mover.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (59% in)
  • "Man's metaphysical pretensions," he said, "are preposterous.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (15% in)
  • Have you ever heard of The Metaphysical Contradictions of the Universe, by Dr. Simon Pritchett?
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (31% in)
  • What sort of metaphysical subject are you trying to deal with?
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (48% in)
  • Such a being is a metaphysical monstrosity, struggling to oppose, negate and contradict the fact of his own existence, running blindly amuck on a trail of destruction, capable of nothing but pain.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (19% in)

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