Metaphysics is an academic discipline, taught at universities. As such, it arrived in Australia and New Zealand when European settlers began to set up academies in the nineteenth century. There were early settlers from other parts of the world as well as Europe; but in tracing the history of academic metaphysics, we must think mainly of the European settlers, since that is where the institutions of universities came from.
|Title of host publication||History of Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand|
|Editors||N. N. Trakakis, Graham Oppy|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht The Netherlands|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2014|