Comparative Analysis of Kaṇāda’s Laws of Motion and Newton's Laws of Motion

Published: 12 March 2024| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/bdy9xykwhj.2


Abstract: This research paper aims to explore the laws of motion proposed by Kaṇāda, an ancient Vedic philosopher who is believed to have lived around the 6th century BCE. The paper will compare his laws of motion with Sir Isaac Newton's classical laws of motion (1643-1727). Despite the widespread recognition of Newton's laws in the Western scientific tradition, Kaṇāda's contributions to the understanding of motion are often overlooked. Therefore, by delving into Kaṇāda's propositions and laws, this paper will bring attention to the parallels and distinctions between these two perspectives on motion.



Physics, Ancient History