Science and Hinduism with Eric R. Dorman, “Hinduism and Science: The State of the South Asian Science and Religion Discourse” and Jonathan Duquette, “‘Quantum Physics and Vedanta’: A Perspective from Bernard d'Espagnat's Scientific Realism”
“QUANTUM PHYSICS AND VEDANTA”: A PERSPECTIVE FROM BERNARD D'ESPAGNAT'S SCIENTIFIC REALISM
Article first published online: 12 AUG 2011
© 2011 by the Joint Publication Board of Zygon.
Volume 46, Issue 3, pages 620–638, September 2011
How to Cite
Duquette, J. (2011), “QUANTUM PHYSICS AND VEDANTA”: A PERSPECTIVE FROM BERNARD D'ESPAGNAT'S SCIENTIFIC REALISM. Zygon, 46: 620–638. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9744.2011.01202.x
- Issue published online: 12 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 12 AUG 2011
- Advaita Vedānta;
- Bernard d’Espagnat;
- philosophy of physics;
- quantum physics;
- scientific realism
Abstract. In the last decades, several rapprochements have been made between quantum physics and the Advaita Vedānta (AV) school of Hinduism. Theoretical issues such as the role of the observer in measurement and physical interconnectedness have been associated with tenets of AV, generating various critical responses. In this study, I propose to address this encounter in the light of recent works on philosophical implications of quantum physics by the physicist and philosopher of science Bernard d’Espagnat.