This tradition has seldom been understood, let alone favoured, in Anglo-Saxon countries. From the viewpoint of Anglo-Saxon empiricism, it has seemed quite sufficient to attend to the 'I'-philosophy tradition of Descartes, Kant and Husserl; and this other European tradition has been taken as merely a madder and more mystical development of the same thing. But to understand Metaphysical philosophy, we need to understand the logic of a position as different from ' I ' - philosophy as 'I'-philosophy is itself different from empiricism. To understand Metaphysical philosophy (albeit with a great deal of simplification), we need to map out the differences between all three positions.