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Excerpt: "It is the task of Philosophy to answer the basic questions of life. What are we? why are we here? are questions basic to the life of every thinking person.
There is a division of Philosophy which deals specifically with the foregoing questions. That division is known as Metaphysics. Metaphysics deals with the questions of being or nature, man, God, and the world or cosmos. Although the older philosophical divisions have been somewhat modified with recent investigations by the exact sciences, the main divisions within Metaphysics remain the same."
Carroll, Richard Francis, "A Survey of Some Contemporary Philosophies of Man" (1961). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 274.