Epistemology in Classical India: The Knowledge Sources of the Nyaya School

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Routledge, Apr 15, 2013 - Philosophy - 204 pages
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.


Historical and Conceptual Introduction
Lessons for Analytic Epistemology
The Analogy Chapter of WishFulfi lling Jewel of Reflection
Sanskrit Glossary
Text and Translation

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Stephen Phillips is professor of philosophy and Asian studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Author of seven books, including Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth (Columbia University Press), which was named an "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2010 by Choice, Phillips is best known for his first-time translations of late classical Sanskrit philosophic texts.

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