Metaphysics: The branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such

as being, knowing, cause Hume thinks metaphysics is largely sophistry Sophistry: A fallacious argument. Human curiosity (experience?) to create philosophies Scientific Materialism: there is no mystery to existence. Everything is coincidence. An empiricist thinks that a statement is nonsensical when it can’t be scientifically tested.

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