Dec 04

Dandavat pranams,

Attached is the Princeton Bhakti Vedanta Institute Report – November 5, 2016.

“Unity of Science and Religion: Discussion with Dr. Kitagawa”

excerpt –
“The study of the known is called ontology. The study of knowledge is called epistemology and the study of the knower is called theology. All three of these are interconnected but science only deals with the known. Science does not generally recognize that knowledge is involved in what is known. The known is what we have some knowledge about but science neglects the role of the scientist’s knowledge – the being for consciousness of the object. The relation of these three aspects is something the philosophers have been discussing in recent times since Kant (Immanuel Kant, a German philosopher who is considered a central figure of modern philosophy). The contribution of the subject, the knower, is essential to understanding the unity of the object properly. It is not that the object can be understood on its own. There’s a vital contribution from the subject in determining what the object is. A result of the failure to study his philosophical arguments in this regard has led to much confusion in the development of quantum theory concerning the role of consciousness.”
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Srila Acharya Maharaj ki jai
Sripad Puri Maharaj ki jai

Your humble servant
Kushum devi dasi
(New York)

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