Dishonoured by Philosophers — Upamana in Indian Epistemology

Dishonoured by Philosophers — Upamana in Indian Epistemology

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The volume is a study of the importance of upamana (knowledge by analogy) in Indian epistemology. The two stalwart schools of Nyaya and Mimamsa admit the relevance of upamana but differ with regard to many things including the object of knowledge by upamana.
This book explores the way Naiyayikas and the Mimamsakas differ on some major points with reference to upamana — in their very definition of upamana, for instance. The focus is on the Nyaya position on upamana and the usefulness of upamana as stressed by the Naiyayikas. The analytic study by the dialectical method explains the classical Nyaya view of upamana of Gautama and his followers and then the classical Mimamsa views. It considers the views of Naiyayikas Jayanta Bhatta and Udayanacarya to show how much the Naiyayikas were logical in accepting a particular view on upamana. It gives the views of some other schools including the Bauddha and Vaiseshika schools against upamana as such and against Nyaya and Mimamsa views of upamana in particular. Throughout, a number of philosophical scholars and their original texts spread over many centuries are examined.
The book will interest scholars and students of Indian philosophy.
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Other Details :
Author/Editor: Uma Chattopadhyay
Year of Publication: 2009
Pages: xiv,255
ISBN: 9788124605202
Publisher: DK Printworld
New/Used: New
Book Condition:
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Dimensions: 23cms
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