The publication of the set of papers presented at the International Society for Metaphysics at Vishwa Bharati in 1976 should be welcome to all students of philosophy and perhaps more so to those who have no specialization in the subject. As one belonging to the second category but deeply interested in the implications of the discovery of science on philosophy have been greatly stimulated by these sets of essays which cover a wide range of subjects. Their subject matter is not easy to comprehend and many of the papers require re-reading before one gets to understand what is being said by the- various authors.
In Part I, there are three essays on science and nature. It is not surprising that the main theme is on how one can absorb the recent discoveries of science into a philosophical structure. In some ways it is an age-old problem, but the recent discoveries of science allow for further discussion with new jargon and new methods of analysis.
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