meta- +‎ metaphysics


metametaphysics ‎(uncountable)

  1. The part of philosophy that studies the nature of metaphysics.
    • 1824, Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths, The Monthly Review
      ...exhibits much amusing speculation, and several valuable facts: but it may be truly said to contain more of metametaphysics.
    • 1988, Hugh J Silverman, Philosophy and Non-Philosophy since Merleau-Ponty
      Since if we have seen reason to concede to Derrida that metaphor and non-philosophy lie beyond philosophy and are to metaphysics a metametaphysics...
    • 2007, James Ladyman, Don Ross, David Spurrett, John Collier, Every Thing Must Go
      Then naturalistic metametaphysics, we hold, should be based on naturalistic metaphysics, which should in turn be based on science.