Science & reality

How far does science tell the truth or reality?

 ‘Truth -or- reality’ is a metaphysical term or concept, an ideal model if you wish (ideal in the Platonic sense) which is beyond the ken of empirical science. The latter can provide (“envision”) working models or blueprints of reality (which is a wholeness), but it will always fall short due to the fact that these, pretending to be objective, are reductionistic, cosmological at most, not factoring in a/the subject*.

In other words, truth or reality cannot but be a transcendental vision where the individual is a mere contemplative observer or subject (himself being a part of the undivided whole itself – a sort of co-opted witness, as happens in mysticism and also non-dual view of things (as in Eastern philosophies, Taoism, etc.).

*the subject is part of the landscape. Alternately the subject or observer disappears altogether.


About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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