Metaphysics presupposes that each thing has its own fixed nature, its own fixed properties, and considers each thing by itself, in isolation. It tries to settle the nature and properties of each thing as a given, separate object of investigation, not considering things in their interconnection and in their change and development.
From Materialism and the Dialectical Method (Maurice Cornforth)
What does "given" mean in the context? "particular" or "already arranged"