I know that metaphysics has to do with the fundamental nature of reality. I am just not sure if a multiverse is considered fundamental


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I will not dare to answer your question myself, since I have no clear definition of metaphysics up my sleeve. Because of this lack of experience, I can also not give you a good compendium. The following is what I found after a quick search:

In their very efforts to sidestep metaphysics, theoretical physicists propose multiverse scenarios that collide with it and even produce counter-theological narratives.

Again: I haven't thoroughly looked through these sources. I hope you invoke on an interesting intellectual progress though, wishing you a fruitful and enjoyable contribution to science.


Metaphysics is the name of a book by Aristotle; and not named by him; it meant simply 'after the physics'; and simply suggested that it was to be read in that order - or understood in that order. Its only much later that it had the connotation that is now generally given to it.

Aristotles metaphysics critiques the notions of his Physics - questions of Place, Time, Body, the Continuum and what is to be understood as a principle of nature ie a Law.

Given this, I'd suggest that it is in one sense, and isn't in another; which isn't that helpful...(personally I tend to think of it as esoteric physics).

  • "meta" means "after" in Greek.
    – Demosthene
    Feb 16, 2015 at 20:11

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