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The Resource Tagore, Einstein and the nature of reality : literary and philosophical dimensions, edited by Partha Ghose

Tagore, Einstein and the nature of reality : literary and philosophical dimensions, edited by Partha Ghose

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Tagore, Einstein and the nature of reality : literary and philosophical dimensions
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Tagore, Einstein and the nature of reality
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literary and philosophical dimensions
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edited by Partha Ghose
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Language
eng
Summary
"The nature of reality has been a long-debated issue among scientists and philosophers. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) met Albert Einstein (1879-1955) at the latter's house in Kaputh, Germany on 14th July 1930 and had a long conversation on the nature of reality. This conversation has been widely quoted and discussed by scientists, philosophers and scholars from the literary world. The important question that Tagore and Einstein discussed was whether the world is a unity dependent on humanity, or the world is a reality independent on the human factor. Einstein took the stand adopted that reality is something independent of the mind and the human factor. On the other hand, Tagore adopted the opposite view. Nevertheless, both Einstein and Tagore claimed to be realists--their conceptions of reality were obviously fundamentally different. Where does the difference lie? Can it be harmonized at some deeper level? Can Wittgenstein, for example, be a bridge between the two views? This volume consists of a selection of scholarly essays from the points of view of literature and philosophy and history and brings together for the first time a gamut of views on this important subject from scholars of eminence. It will be useful for scholars and researchers of philosophy, literature, history and political studies"--
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Partha Ghose is a theoretical physicist and Honorary Scientist at the National Academy of Sciences, India. He retired as Professor, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata in 1999. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India; the West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology; a member of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata; and former Chairman of the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata. He specializes in the foundations of quantum mechanics and unified theories. He was awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for the popularization of science by the Indian National Science Academy. His exposition of Rabindranath Tagore's philosophy and music has found expression in several scholarly papers. His publications include the book Testing Quantum Mechanics on New Ground (1999)
Dewey number
111
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Ghose, P.
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  • Einstein, Albert
  • Tagore, Rabindranath
  • Reality
  • Literature
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Tagore, Einstein and the nature of reality : literary and philosophical dimensions, edited by Partha Ghose
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Includes bibliographical references
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multicolored
Contents
Poetic reality / Nirmalangshu Mukherji -- Too big a bang for language: Tagore's critique reloaded / Probal Dasgupta -- Tagore's truth / Amiya Dev -- Seeing things: Tagore's sense of the real / Supriya Chaudhuri -- Science and the world of personality / Shefali Moitra -- Positing the human in the human sciences / Sourin Bhattacharya -- Why the moth cannot be a poet / Saranindranath Tagore -- Tagore-Wittgenstein interface: the poet's activism and virtue ethics / Sitansu Sekhar Chakravarti -- Two conceptions of reality: Tagore and Einstein / Syed Sayeed -- Reality and intelligibility / Bijoy Boruah -- The creative mind: a mirror or a component of reality? / Ashish Lahiri
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1 online resource
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9780429533907
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Taylor & Francis
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10.4324/9780367199289
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(OCoLC)1091626607
Label
Tagore, Einstein and the nature of reality : literary and philosophical dimensions, edited by Partha Ghose
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Poetic reality / Nirmalangshu Mukherji -- Too big a bang for language: Tagore's critique reloaded / Probal Dasgupta -- Tagore's truth / Amiya Dev -- Seeing things: Tagore's sense of the real / Supriya Chaudhuri -- Science and the world of personality / Shefali Moitra -- Positing the human in the human sciences / Sourin Bhattacharya -- Why the moth cannot be a poet / Saranindranath Tagore -- Tagore-Wittgenstein interface: the poet's activism and virtue ethics / Sitansu Sekhar Chakravarti -- Two conceptions of reality: Tagore and Einstein / Syed Sayeed -- Reality and intelligibility / Bijoy Boruah -- The creative mind: a mirror or a component of reality? / Ashish Lahiri
Control code
on1091626607
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429533907
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9780367199289
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1091626607

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