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- " Granting the premisses," he wrote, " I do not see any escape from Berkeley's conclusion, that the substance of matter is a metaphysical unknown quantity, of the existence of which there is no proof. - "Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work", P. Chalmers Mitchell.
- The endless eloquence of the Highgate days, to say nothing about the greater days before Highgate, was a powerful element in that revival of a spiritual or metaphysical, as opposed to a merely sensational, philosophy which has been going on ever since. - "Dr. Johnson and His Circle", John Bailey.
- The first may be called a metaphysical objection; the second is partly metaphysical and partly physical, the third may be considered a physical objection, as it is involved directly in the phenomena presented by our universe. - "The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays", J. (John) Joly.