[INDOLOGY] Nyaya discussions on faulty examples
dipak.d2004 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 14:56:11 UTC 2015
This has been well-treated in the Nyakoṣa, Mm. Bhīmāacārya Jhalakīkar,
On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 8:19 PM, John Nemec <jwn3y at cms.mail.virginia.edu>
> NS 1.1.25 defines the d.r.s.Anta by stating that it must be something the
> meaning of which is commonly understood by laukika-s and (presumably more
> discerning or at least better trained) parIk.saka-s.
> 1.1.25: laukikaparIk.sakANAM yasminn arthe buddhisAmyaM sa d.r.s.tAnta.h.
> I think this is a fascinating and wise way to formulate the matter, and I
> think it partially answers your query.
> On Wed, 2 Sep 2015 20:09:14 +0530
> Dipak Bhattacharya <dipak.d2004 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >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 -
> >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
> >> 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
> >> in the reason and in the thesis, there should be some discussion of
> >> 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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