[INDOLOGY] Nyaya discussions on faulty examples

Eli Franco franco at uni-leipzig.de
Wed Sep 2 14:31:10 UTC 2015

If I remember correctly, this is not the Nyaya definition which says  
that an "example" is what is accepted by the learned and unlearned. Of  
course it is questionable whether dRSTAnta in the NS means example or  
only "an obvious state of affairs." The definition you refer to would  
appear for instance in the NyAyapraveza.
Best wishes,

Zitat von "Walser, Joseph" <Joseph.Walser at tufts.edu>:

> Can anyone out there point me toward Nyaya discussions of ways in  
> which an example can be faulty? Secondary sources often  
> state(without attribution as far as I can tell) that the example  
> must be held in common by both sides of the debate, but I cannot  
> find any discussion of that specific point in either the Nyaya  
> Sutras of in Vatsyayana's commentary (unless I am overlooking  
> something). Surely with so much attention being paid to faults in  
> the reason and in the thesis, there should be some discussion of  
> either unshared examples or of examples in which it is doubtful that  
> they even exist (".... like a unicorn").
> Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
> -j
> Joseph Walser
> Associate Professor
> Department of Religion
> Tufts University
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