Self society and science theoretical and historical perspective is one of a set of a set of four volumes purported to broach the basic themes of the subject consciousness, science, society, volume and yoga.Science has been described both as abstract and concrete. Mathematical language constructive orientation and the invisible universality of scientific laws make it abstract. But when its dependence on human experience and practice is recalled science is felt ot concrete and close to common sence.
D.P. Chattopadhyaya is founder chairman of the Indian council of philosophy research (1981-1990) and president cum chairman of the Indian Institute of advanced study Shimla (1984-1991). Chattopadhyaya is currently the project director of the multidisciplinary 96 vol. Project of history of Indian science philosophy and culture and chairman of the centre for studies in civilization.