Indic Visions in an Age of Science

  • Indic Visions in an Age of Science

    By on March 26, 2012

    V. V. Raman’s magnum opus. In ten succinct chapters, he traces the development of Indian religion and philosophy from its distant origins to its most recent evolutions in an age of science. Comprehensive, scholarly, and eminently readable.

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  • Theories of Mind and Consciousness

    By on September 1, 2011

    Introduction Science is an attempt to understand and interpret the world of experience. In this context, two fundamental questions arise: First, who or what is it that tries to understand and interpret. Human beings, of course. But what aspect of human beings? The eyes see, the ears hear, the nose smells, the tongue tastes, and the skin feels, but it

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  • Future Science in Past Visions

    By on September 1, 2011

    Introduction The thinkers of the ancient world were wise in many ways, so we find much wisdom in their musings and writings. The myths of India have meanings and messages that have relevance to the human condition. Grand and strange elephants, saintly and wicked beings churning an ocean of milk for ambrosia, and such stories are fascinating in themselves, but

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  • Epistemology in the Hindu World

    By on September 1, 2011

    INTRODUCTION Whether it is about a matter of common experience, an assessment of a situation, or our view on an issue, we speak on the basis of the knowledge and information that we seem to possess. Our entire worldview, resulting from science, religion, or everyday experience, rests on our knowledge of things and persons and places, and of the world

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  • Discussions and Debates on Indic Science

    By on September 1, 2011

    INTRODUCTION In the previous five lectures I reflected on a variety of Indic visions that have interest and relevance to science as an intellectual enterprise. I referred to investigations in astronomy and mathematics in ancient India, to theories of cosmology, and to Indic views on mind and consciousness. I mentioned episodes from the lore which have uncanny parallels with some

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