This made my day…

The term ‘metaphysical’ has been unfashionable in the twentieth century (and for three centuries before, among empiricists). Heidegger too followed this fashion. But giving metaphysics prissy pseudonyms like ‘conceptual analysis’ or ‘thinking about being’ no more avoids it than calling the adulteration of goods ‘the sophistication of goods’ made dead flies in the currants a healthy addition.

Collier, Andrew (1999-04-22). Being and Worth (Critical Realism: Interventions) (p. 117). Taylor and Francis. Kindle Edition.

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