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metaphysician (plural metaphysicians)
- (philosophy) A philosopher who specializes in the scholarly study of metaphysics.
- Thomas Aquinas was a notable metaphysician.
- Professor Jones is an eminent metaphysician; she has produced more than one hundred refereed publications concerning metaphysics.
2014 April 12, Michael Inwood, “Martin Heidegger: the philosopher who fell for Hitler [print version: Hitler's philosopher]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Review), London, page R11:
- In 1928 [Martin] Heidegger succeeded [Edmund] Husserl to take a chair at Freiburg and in his inaugural lecture made a pronouncement that earned him a reputation as an archetypal metaphysician with his claim that our awareness of people as a whole depends on our experience of dread in the face of nothingness.
A philosopher who specializes in the scholarly study of metaphysics