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THE NATURE OF NATURE: Explorations in Science, Philosophy and Religion

THE NATURE OF NATURE: Explorations in Science, Philosophy and 


Item Code: IDF704

by Klaus K. Klostermaier

Paperback (Edition: 2004)

The Theosophical Publishing House
ISBN 8170594464

Language: English
Size: 9.0" X 6.7"
Pages: 425
Weight of the Book: 850 gms
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About the Book:

Philosophers, poets, mystics and artists have at all times throughout history, communicated valuable insights into the nature of nature.

His work is a comprehensive study of the diverse dimensions of Nature that emerged in different cultures. It builds between the natural sciences and the humanities and stimulates reflection on issues considered important by many previous generations and which ought to be though anew in our own times.

This book opens windows into the understanding of Nature in non-Western cultures that have ling traditions exploring Nature independent of modern Western sciences.

About the Author:

He is University distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba, Canada. He holds a Baccalaureate in theology and Comparative Religion a Dphil summa cum laude in Philosophy and a PhD in Ancient Indian History and Culture from Bombay University. Her served as Professor in the University of Manitoba Department of Religion and then as its head for many years, as well as founded and directed the Asian Studies Centre at he same University. He has also had several interludes as visiting Professor in India.

He received the Rh-Award for outstanding Contribution to the humanities, the Graduate Students Association Awards for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, and was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Preface vii
Part I Introductory 1
1. The Nature of Nature 3
2. For an Adequate Rationality 18
3. Reinventing Nature 41
Part II Thinking about the Nature of Nature 57
4. Nature According to Plato and Aristotle 59
5. A Medieval Christian Synthesis of Science and Religion: Albertus Magnus and Thomas Aquinas 77
6. Johannes Kepler's Mystical physics of the Heavens 93
7. The Transformation of Nature from Mater to Matter 109
8. Marxist and Neo-Marxist Concepts of Nature 126
9. Albert Einstein and Max Planck: Nature, Science and the Absolute 141
10. The Nature of Buddhism 158
11. Hindu Views of Nature 173
12. Nature in Chinese Thought 195
13. The cosmos of Islam 212
Part III The Structure of Nature 229
14. On time and Eternity 231
15. The Nature of Space: Infinity and Limit 249
16. The Nature of Light and the Light of Nature 266
17. Nature as Energy and Information 292
18. The Nature of Life 312
19. Being and Measuring 329
20. Symmetry and Antisymmetry 344
21. Nature as Mirror Image of God 356
22. The Beauty, the Truth and the Goodness of Nature 374
Bibliography 397

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