Epistemology in Classical India: The Knowledge Sources of the Nyaya School
In this book, Phillips gives an overview of the contribution of Nyaya--the classical Indian school that defends an externalist position about knowledge as well as an internalist position about justification. Nyaya literature extends almost two thousand years and comprises hundreds of texts, and in this book, Phillips presents a useful overview of the under-studied system of thought. For the philosopher rather than the scholar of Sanskrit, the book makes a whole range of Nyaya positions and arguments accessible to students of epistemology who are unfamiliar with classical Indian systems.
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Epistemology in Classical India: The Knowledge Sources of the Nyāya School
Stephen H. Phillips
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absence according to Nyāya analogical knowledge analogy apperception arguments ātman belief Bhāṭṭa bit of knowledge Buddhist Calcutta causal certification Chakrabarti classical Indian cognition commentary concept correlations countercorrelate cowhood Delhi Devadatta Dharmakīrti Dignāga distinct epistemic epistemology experience figurative meaning figurative speech Gaṅgeśa Gautama gavaya buffalo grasping illusion indication individual inference chapter inferential knowledge inferential subject instance jāti justification knowledge source known Kumārila locus memory Mīmāṃsā Mīmāṃsaka Miśra Nāgārjuna Naiyāyikas negative-only Nyāya philosophers Nyāya theory Nyāya view Nyāya-sūtra object objecthood occur ontology pakṣa particular perceived perception chapter pervasion position Prābhākara pramā pramāṇa probandum properties property-bearer prover qualificandum qualified reference relation sāmānya saṃskāra Sanskrit semantic sensory connection sentence siddhānta similarity statement stock example suppositional reasoning sūtra tarka TCM testimony chapter testimonial knowledge Text things translation true truth Udayana Uddyotakara universal upādhi Vācaspati Vācaspati Miśra Vaiśeṣika Varanasi Vātsyāyana Vedānta veridical cognition vyāpti word gavaya Yogācāra