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Sri Aurobindo and Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya: Relation between Science and Spiritualism

A. Raghuramaraju

in Debates in Indian Philosophy

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780195693027
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080359 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693027.003.0004
Sri Aurobindo and Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya: Relation between Science and Spiritualism

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This chapter discusses the relation between science (matter) and metaphysics or philosophy (spirit), particularly modern science and the metaphysical aspect of contemporary Indian philosophy. It also focuses on Sri Aurobindo who argued for the synthesis between matter and spirit or science and spiritualism. It then describes Sri Aurobindo's views on the relation between science and spiritualism or matter and spirit. In addition, it explains Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya's approach where science ‘denies’ philosophy. To conclude, there are two contrasting perspectives on the relation between matter and mind in contemporary Indian philosophy and this has eluded the attention of the scholars till now, which is attributed to the non-availability of the philosophy of difference in current times. Here, it is shown that the difference that is referred to is not the difference that postmodernists are highlighting.

Keywords: Sri Aurobindo; Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya; science; spiritualism; matter; metaphysics; contemporary Indian philosophy

Chapter.  9999 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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