pataphysics

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French pataphysique, from Ancient Greek τά ἐπί τά μεταφυσικά (tá epí tá metaphusiká), humorous alteration of the title of the work "Metaphysics" by Aristotle[1]

Noun[edit]

pataphysics (uncountable)

  1. An absurdist philosophy or pseudoscience studying things "beyond" metaphysics

References[edit]

  1. ^ American Heritage Dictionary entry at Dictionary.com