Howard Resnick | PhD (Sanskrit and Indian Studies); Krishna West
Presented at the BIHS “Consciousness in Science” Conference, Gainesville, Florida (January 18-20, 2019)
For two and a half thousand years of recorded Western history, physics and metaphysics have at times lived in peace, at times gone to war as allies, and at times gone to war against each other. This history clearly shows that human society has most prospered in times of peace and cooperation between those focused on both the physical and the metaphysical dimension of reality. Here, I explore the possibility of an epistemically justifiable way to integrate physical and metaphysical insights into the nature and potential of consciousness.