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Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Metaphysical Nature of The Book Tree


Walking into The Book Tree you would become distinctly aware that you are in a philosopher’s nook. The incense swirls around the room and pictures of the Egyptian “all seeing eye” hang on the wall. Lined along the wall and down the aisles are little treasures in written form ranging in everything from philosophy to history.  The place is simple and small but seems to provide the local community with its philosophical outlet. 

Metaphysical is a branch of philosophy that seeks to explain the nature of life. It focuses on answering two questions 1.) What is there? 2.) What is it like? A Metaphysicist attempts to clarify the how people understand the world. They seek to understand cause and effect, objectives, space, time properties, etc… It is an understanding of all things in the universe and how they relate to each other.

Metaphysics was the science before science. Before the use of the scientific method and empirical data people engaged in what is called natural philosophy. They debated issues in the much the same way as Socrates did by attempting to understand the world around them. With the advent of modern science the metaphysics was separated into the concept of philosophy. 

The store has an online website so visitors can review and see the newest books without having to actually frequent the location. This would defeat the purpose of taking your recently purchased nugget and running across the street to Lastate’s coffee shop.  The website offers information on clubs and other happenings around the book outlet. 

3316 Adams Avenue, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92116
Phone: 1-800-700-Tree
12pm-7:00PM Tuesday-Saturday

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