Although it is no longer the case that analytic philosophy is intrinsically hostile to metaphysics but most of this modern metaphysics can hardly be thought of as highly relevant to human existence or thought-provoking. The traditional questions are no longer being asked. The reason behind this is probably twofold: a) science is thought to supply the answers; b) and beyond that our irreconcilable views of the world are accepted to be parts of our private lives. But in fact physics does not say anything about God (does not prove nor refute His existence) nor is biology able or willing to address the question of a non-material soul. Returning to the classical agenda of metaphysics would enable us to be more serious in studying the history of philosophy: we could try to argue about ancient questions (not merely record them). We could really understand people with different views (not only tolerate them). And creating a coherent metaphysics could supply a background for experimentally inaccessible facts of life (like beauty), science (e.g. quanta) and perhaps of a more transcendental reality.
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