Understanding Space, Time and Causality: Modern Physics and Ancient Indian Traditions, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Understanding Space, Time and Causality

Modern Physics and Ancient Indian Traditions, 1st Edition

By B.V. Sreekantan, Sisir Roy

Routledge India

288 pages

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This book examines issues related with the concepts of space, time and causality in the context of modern physics and ancient Indian traditions. It looks at similarity & convergence of these concepts of modern physics with those discussed in ancient Indian wisdom. The volume brings the methodology of empiricism and introspection together and seeks synergy among these two strands. It discusses wide-ranging themes including the quantum vacuum as ultimate reality; quantum entanglement and metaphysics of relations; identity and individuality; and, dark energy and anti-matter as discussed in physics and in Indian philosophical schools like Vedanta, Yoga, Buddhist, Kashmiri Shaivism and Jaina Philosophy.

First of its kind, this book will be an essential read for scholars and researches of philosophy, Indian philosophy, philosophy of science, theoretical physics and social science.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Baldev Raj. Preface. 1. Introduction 2. Pertinent Issues in Modern Physics 3. Reality in Modern Physics 4. Indian Philosophical Traditions 5. Summary and Conclusions Appendix I: Dialogue among various traditional scholars and scientists Appendix II: On the Nature of Reality: Albert Einstein in Conversation with Rabindranath Tagore Appendix III: One of the fundamentals of Hinduism. NASADIYASUKTA: Rig Vedic Hymn of Creation References

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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PHILOSOPHY / General
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PHILOSOPHY / Political
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SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies