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 paper 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 parallelism 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 consists of systems of interacting objects. Such concepts of reality cannot be reconciled with the substantial, subjective, holistic or instrumentalistic concepts of reality which underlie modern modes of thought.
|Keywords||Nagarjuna, Quantum physics, Sunyata, Complementarity, Entanglement, Interactions Dependence, Holism, Instrumentalism|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Nature Loves to Hide: Quantum Physics and Reality, a Western Perspective.Shimon Malin - 2001 - Oxford University Press.
From Paradox to Reality: Our New Concepts of the Physical World.F. Rohrlich - 1987 - Cambridge University Press.
Incompleteness, Nonlocality, and Realism: A Prolegomenon to the Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics.Michael Redhead - 1987 - Oxford University Press.
Appearance and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Physics.Peter Kosso - 1998 - Oxford University Press.
Weak Quantum Theory: Complementarity and Entanglement in Physics and Beyond. [REVIEW]Harald Atmanspacher - 2002 - Foundations of Physics 32 (3):379-406.
Added to index2010-04-19
Total downloads305 ( #9,066 of 2,146,257 )
Recent downloads (6 months)23 ( #14,920 of 2,146,257 )
How can I increase my downloads?
There are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.