[INDOLOGY] Nyaya discussions on faulty examples

Dipak Bhattacharya dipak.d2004 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 14:39:14 UTC 2015

Dear Friend,

Your exact query was not clear to me. Are you looking for the treatment of
fallacy in Nyāya? This subject has been extensively treated in Nyāya - both
old and new.


Dipak Bhattacharya

On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 7:49 PM, 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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