H. Weyl

Posted: 24.12.2014
 
H. Weyl stands prominent amongst other idealist scientists. We have already seen his philosophical views, which he has put forth in his chiefly scientific treatise Space-Time-Matter . Weyl has clearly accepted the existence of a psychical reality (consciousness) as distinct from body or the external world. This concept of Weyl is much akin to the Jain concept of soul. But as regards the world of our perception,...

Einstein's Interpretation

Posted: 30.09.2014
 
At one place, Einstein himself observes: "With the discovery of the theory of relativity of simultaneity, space and time were merged in a single continuum in the same way as the three dimenĀ­sions of space had been before. Physical space was thus increased to a four-dimensional space which also included the dimension of time. The four-dimensional space of the special theory of the relativity is just as rigid...

Discovery of Non-Euclidean Geometry

Posted: 25.09.2014
 
The validity of Euclidean geometry was not questioned till the eighteenth century. Kant went to the extent of supporting his philosophical doctrine that space is a necessary representation a priori, on the basis of Euclidean geometry by considering the geometry of space as independent of experience. But, Saccheri (1667-1773) was the first man who tried to propound certain laws about 'angles' other than those...

Hermann Weyl

Posted: 21.08.2014
 
Hermann Weyl, who has earned a good name in the world of scientists also, supports idealism. He has expressed bis views on the nature of reality in his famous work. Space-Time-Matter. He considers the 'consciousness' as the objective reality. All the qualities of matter, according to him, are subjective. Describing the nature of consciousness, he writes, "Pure consciousness is the seat of that which is...

Fundamental Questions

Posted: 15.08.2014
 
We may perhaps begin our discussion with an examination of the experimental character of reality- When we speak of the object of (metaphysical) experience, we refer to it as reality (or ultimately real) or as "being", "what is", "what truly exists". When we say that something is or has existence, we generally mean that it is an object for the knowing consciousness and that it has its place in the system of...

F.S.C. Northrop

Posted: 11.08.2014
 
Filmer Stuart Cuckow Northrop was an American philosopher. After receiving a B.A. from Beloit College in 1915, and an MA from Yale University in 1919, he went on to Harvard University where he earned another MA in 1922 and a Ph.D. in 1924. He was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1923 as an instructor in Philosophy, and later was named professor in 1932. In 1947 he was appointed Sterling Professor of Philosophy...

Contents of the Book

Posted: 08.08.2014
 
CONTENTS Blessings 3 Foreword 5-7 Author's Preface 9-28 Prologue 1-8 Science and Philosophy 1 Views of Scientists 3 A Comparative Study 4 CHAPTER 1 WHAT IS UNIVERSE? (A) NATURE OF REALITY: IDEALISM AND REALISM 9-85 Substance, Quality & Change 9-40 Fundamental Questions 14 1. Philosophical Idealism 16-20 Plato 16 Other Idealists 18 Hume 18 Kant 18 2. Idealism of the Scientists 21-26 Sir A. S. Eddington 21 Sir...

Research in Jain Astronomy & Jain Mathematics

Posted: 06.08.2014
 
I have made discussion about Jain Astronomy and Jain Mathematics only with respect to the issues connected with the problems of shape and size of the universe and the numerological facts related with them. As a matter of fact, the doctrines of the Jain philosophy which are related with the astronomical description require separate studies and research in the light of modern scientific concepts. Only a few...

Brief Synopsis

Posted: 01.08.2014
 
In the Prologue , light has been thrown on the necessity and utility of comparative studies in science and philosophy. I have also tried to refute a popular notion that science and philosophy being quite opposite to each other, there is no scope whatsoever for making their comparative studies. For this, I have gone through the views of some eminent scientists and on the basis of it I have shown that there is...