38. A Day in the Life: Theories of Time

Posted on 19 March 2017

Ancient Indian cosmology and the Vaiśeṣika defense of the reality of time and space.

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Further Reading

• H. Coward, “Time (Kāla) in Bhartṛhari’s Vākypadīya,” Journal of Indian Philosophy 10 (1982), 277-87.

• R. Gombrich, “Ancient Indian Cosmology,” in C. Blacker and M. Loewe (eds), Ancient Cosmologies (London: 1975), 110-42.

• L. González-Reimann, “Cosmic Cycles, Cosmology, and Cosmography,” in K.A. Jacobsen, H. Basu, and A. Malinar (eds), Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism (Leiden: 2009), 411-28.

• A. Malinar, Time in India: Concepts and Practices (New Delhi: 2007).

• D. Pingree, “Astronomy and Astrology in India and Iran,” Isis 54 (1963), 229-46.

• H.S. Prasad, “Time and Change in Sāṃkhya-Yoga,” Journal of Indian Philosophy 12 (1984), 35-49.

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