Modern Atomism (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Vol XII, Part 4)

By: J. Pasupathy (ed.) & D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. ed.)

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The volumes of the PROJECT ON THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE IN INDIAN CIVILIZATION aim at discovering the main aspects of India’s heritage and present them in an interrelated way. These volumes, in spite of their unitary look, recognize the difference between the areas of material civilization and those of ideational culture. The Project is not being executed by a single group of thinkers and writers who are methodologically uniform or ideologically identical in their commitments. In fact, contributions are made by different scholars with different ideological persuasions and methodological approaches. The Project is marked by what may be called ‘methodological pluralism’. In spite of its primary historical character, this Project, both in its conceptualization and execution, has been shaped by many scholars drawn from different disciplines. It is for the first time that an endeavour of such a unique and comprehensive character has been undertaken to study critically a major world civilization like India. The notion that all matter is a composite of elementary atoms was familiar both to ancient Indians and ancient Greeks. But atomic theory was forgotten for a long time. Today everyone knows that atoms are not invisible. Modern Atomism is the physical theory that tries to answer the questions. What are the fundamental entities which constitute the Universe? What are the forces or interactions between these fundamental entities? What are Time and Space? While theory is remarkably successful in accounting for vast array of experimental facts, it is still starkly incomplete. All the articles in this volume describe how our current understanding came about. First and foremost are, the accumulation of experimental data and meaningful ordering of the data. These are obtained by controlled laboratory experiments and astronomical observations. This volume describes and summarizes results of these efforts. The volume will be useful to all those who want to know about our universe. It will be useful for science students and teachers alike especially in South Asia. Science is of course universal, but by inclusion of significant achievements of scientists of south Asia in this volume, it is hoped that more young people here, will be interested to actively take part in research and join the grand enterprise of mankind to explore the wonderful mysteries of nature. Printed Pages: 618.

Title: Modern Atomism (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Vol XII, Part 4)

Author Name: J. Pasupathy (ed.) & D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. ed.)

Categories: General, India,

Publisher: Delhi, India, Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture/Centre for Studies in Civilizations: 2017

ISBN: 8187586737

ISBN 13: 9788187586739

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 23 x 29 Cm

Seller ID: 114421

Keywords: Modern Atomism (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Vol XII, Part 4) J. Pasupathy (ed.) & D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. ed.)