1. The meaning of Metaphysics
The word Metaphysics comes from the Greek phrase “metá ta physiká”, which means beyond the Physics.
It is a science deeper than Physics and studies the object behind or beyond the physics object.
It is said that Andronicus of Rhodes (1st century BC) when classified the works of Aristotle found out some papers dealing with matters very different from the others. They were very abstract and referred to non-sensitive things, out of senses’ reach. Andronicus placed these books after those of Physics, and so they were called “the books after or beyond Physics ones”.
The name is fully fortuitous, but quite right, because Metaphysics deals with an object that cannot be perceived by the senses.
Metaphysics studies the being in the most abstract way and get rid of all the external appearances, such as colour, shape, size, weight, etc. If we watch a pen or a computer and remove all their qualities or external appearances, we keep with a pen as a being, and a computer as a being too. Everything is something and has a being.