Understanding Space, Time and Causality: Modern Physics and Ancient Indian Traditions

1st Edition

B.V. Sreekantan, Sisir Roy

Routledge India
December 13, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 116 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367198701 - CAT# K418197

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Summary

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 the similarity and convergence of these concepts of modern physics with those discussed in ancient Indian wisdom. The volume brings the methodologies of empiricism and introspection together to highlight the 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.

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