David Lovetrees Posted about 2 years ago Is it time for philosophy to do away with metaphysics? PS Orlando. I read a book a long time ago called 'The Reflective Universe: evolution of consciousness' by Arthur M. Young. I think this book is a good example of why Metaphysics has it's place in a real world. Arthur Young puts forward a well thought out, Philisophical and science based theory for the evolution of the universe in relation to humanity. It brings together Physics and Metaphysics. And although it's just a theory, one of many, the book is a good example of how Metaphysics can make a contribution to knowledge and is a step away from what people understand Metaphysics to be about. i.e. Weird stuff that has nothing to do with reality.