Thought Experiment(s) – vichinthana pratisaMvedan
Series produced by SABN - South Asian Broadcasting Network
Since March 2006 the overall concept of “IMC – India meets Classic” with monthly broadcastings about Indian music culture exists unchanged. On 1st December 2011 in Berlin (German capital) started a new format of IMC as “world culture radio”. The new format is titled as “Thought Experiment(s)”. The motto: Pre-thinking by Cogitation.
In “Thought Experiment(s)” new theoretical considerations (hypotheses) can be associated for use with reference to empirical evidence on social situations, without imposing their verifiability. The “logical error” as a possible risk is part of the concept. The claim of “absolute truth” is not enforced.
In Sanskrit, the ancient Indian language of science “thought experiment” is called “Vichintana pratisamVedan” and refers to the Vedic period. The word “Veda” is used in India to mean “knowledge”. This knowledge includes the Vedic scriptures, just as the religious and secular knowledge.
Topics …The IMC program “Thought Experiment(s)” will put its focus on topics related to music as a natural phenomenon (sound), as a craft, as an object of the sciences and in education (pedagogy). The focus is meeting the worlds of thought and experience of a South Asian / Indian understanding of music (Indian Classics of North and South India) with those of a Western / European cultural consciousness.“Thought Experiment(s)” targets with a trans-disciplinary approach to self-reflection and awareness-raising (in the sense of Indian philosophy).The new format of the promotion initiative IMC – India meets Classic will be produced in Hamburg in its own radio recording studio and takes its place in the tradition of programs of German public broadcasters, such as the ZDF and its format... Show full description