Basics of the metaphysics branch of philosophy. Metaphysics is the study of first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, substance, cause, identity, time, and space. Philosophers and theologians will be discussing basic history, problems, and issues in philosophy and metaphysics for a modern non-academic audience and from a working class perspective varying from ancient pre-Socratic to modern philosophies and theologies of language, science, existentialism, and pragmatism. The emphasis is on how dominant philosophies have and do affect the working classes throughout history because this is the group of people who suffer the worst and adverse affects of whatever are the dominant philosophical ideals of any given age and who usually are the least knowledgeable about the nature of the ideals and why they are dominant.
“Sand Pebbles” music courtesy the film, Sand Pebbles, music by Jerry Goldsmith.