An inquiry into the concepts of quantum vacuum in modern Physics and Akasha in Advaita vedanta

Roy, Sisir (2015) An inquiry into the concepts of quantum vacuum in modern Physics and Akasha in Advaita vedanta. In: Prajnanam: Self-awareness. Kaivalyadhama, Pune, pp. 36-56. ISBN 81-89485-954

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Abstract: By the end of 19th century, Swami Vivekananda asserted that modern physics was inevitably converging towards Advaita Vedanta, a major philosophical and religious movement of Hinduism. Over the following decades, following the revolutionary scientific contributions to the theory of Einstein's relativity and quantum physics many scholars have been inspired to discover striking parallels between world views of Vedanta and modern physics. In the present paper, our aim is not to discover the findings of modern physics in Vedanta or to show how modern physics can also be claimed as "spiritual". On the contrary, an attempt has been made to critically analyse the claims of convergence between the concept of "Quantum Vacuum" in modern physics and Akasha in Advaita Vedanta.
Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: School of Humanities > Philosophy
Divisions: Schools > Humanities
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 05:58
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 07:12
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    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/1072

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