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​Why So Much Emphasis on Logic?

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Religions Frame Alternative Logics There is a widespread assumption at present that religion is independent of logic. Under this assumption, people might insist that claims of religion must be “logical”—i.e., follow the principles of identity, non-contradiction, and excluded middle. This attitude is predominantly Western because alternative logical systems have either […]

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Sāńkhya, Reductionism, and New Science

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Introduction and Overview Many people believe modern science is reductionist and an alternative anti-reductionist science must replace it. This article discusses why Sāńkhya is reductionist—because it reduces everything to only three modes of nature (sattva, rajas, and tamas). It also discusses why Sāńkhya is anti-reductionist—because the first mode of nature in […]