Buddhism and Quantum Physics. A strange parallelism of two concepts of reality.

Contemporary Buddhism 8 (1):69-82 (2007)
Rudyard Kipling, the famous English author of The 'Jungle Book', born in India, wrote one day these words: 'Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet'. In my Essay I show that Kipling was not completely right. I try to show the common ground between Buddhist philosophy and quantum physics. There is a surprising paralelism between the philosophical concept of reality articulated by Nagarjuna and the physical concept of reality implied by quantum physics. For neither is there a fundamental core to reality; rather, reality concists of systems of interacting objects. Such concepts of reality cannot be reconciled with the substantial, subjective, holistic or instrumentalistic concepts of reality that underlie modern modes of thought.
Keywords Nagarjuna, Quantum physics, Sunyata,  Complementarity, Entanglement, Interactions  Dependence, Holism, Instrumentalism
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