Ashish Dalela has been researching the connection between Western science and Indian philosophy for the past 20 years. Over these years he found that the manner in which science describes matter is quite different from how philosophers in ancient India did. The modern conflict between religion and science is a byproduct of this difference. The conflict, however, can also be seen as the need to evolve science towards a newer outlook about matter. Specifically, matter can be seen as a representation of meanings that originate in consciousness.
Ashish Dalela writes about the connection between modern science and Vedic philosophy, sometimes overtly illustrating the application of Vedic philosophical ideas to modern science (e.g. in Is the Apple Really Red?, Sāńkhya and Science and Six Causes) and at other times using these ideas to develop theories and arguments for change in science without explicitly referring to Vedic philosophy (e.g. in Quantum Meaning and Gödel’s Mistake).
Ciprian Begu is volunteer editor of Shabda Press. He helps Ashish to project manage the publication and promotion of the Shabda Press books.
Ciprian studied journalism, English, advertising and management at universities in Romania, United States and Belgium.
In 2008, Ciprian started working as a copywriter for advertising agencies in Bucharest, Romania, with clients ranging from local firms to multinational companies. Then, in 2010, seeking to expand his experience, Ciprian moved to the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, where he currently works in the field of communication. Along the years, he’s also taken on freelance projects in copywriting, digital marketing and e-publishing.
Ciprian is an avid follower of the science-religion debates. His interest in Indian philosophy brought him in contact with Ashish Dalela, and the two joined to set up Shabda Press as a formal vehicle to promote the dialogue between modern science and Vedic philosophy.
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