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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 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 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.
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Christian Thomas Kohl has studied Political Sciences and Philosophy of Sciences at the University of Berlin. He has studied Indonesian and Indian music and he was promoting music from India, Pakistan, Tibet. Since 1990 he is working as a teacher in Philosophy of Sciences and Languages in Switzerland and France. Since 1980 he has become interested in Buddhism. Most of his time over the past three decades he works on 'reconciling' the fundamental concepts and principles of quantum physics and of Buddhist philosophy. He belongs to the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Publications, German: Christian Thomas Kohl, Buddhismus und Quantenphysik. Die Wirklichkeitsbegriffe Nagarjunas und der Quantenphysik, Windpferdverlag, Aitrang 2009, 311 p. English summary at the site: http://ctkohl.googlepages.com
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publis, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1452820694