Are metaphysics and epistemology dead ends?
To be clear metaphysics is the study of reality, or being in itself, and epistemology is the study or theory of knowledge.
With metaphysics it seems that we are unable to provide a logical explanation for the empirical happenings of the world. When one attempts this feat one ends up making nonsensical assumptions in order to construct a coherent theory. Our language finally is unnable to fully map out the world we experience with cohesiveness and consistancy. It is only useful for referencing it.
With knowledge we have the dillema of certainty and identity that keeps us from having the capacity to truly know. From both of these we are faced with paradox. And since these paradoxes cannot be resolved it is unlikely that knowledge will ever have a secure place in our minds.
So what do you think?