[INDOLOGY] Nyay philosophy

Arjuna S R arjunsr1987 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 05:27:26 EDT 2020


Dear Dr Das,

As per my understanding, it is Akshapada/Gautama (Akṣapāda/Gautama in
IAST, अक्षपाद/गौतम
in Devanagari) from 1st/2nd century CE, who wrote the Nyaya-sutras and
considered as the founder of the Nyaya school of Philosophy. Even I have
heard the traditional scholars uses the name Gautama.

Many eminent scholars like Karl H Potter
<https://books.google.co.in/books?id=Bo0FeYVcOmUC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false>,
BK Matilal
<https://books.google.co.in/books?id=V8SLH7ogB9oC&printsec=frontcover&dq=inauthor:%22Bimal+Krishna+Matilal%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjGrtXVlaboAhVnzjgGHd7UCXgQ6AEIMTAB#v=onepage&q&f=false>
and JN Mohanty
<https://www.britannica.com/topic/Indian-philosophy/The-logical-period#ref238718>
and
others used *Gautama* in their respective texts. I have seen Satish Chandra
Vidyabhushana
<https://archive.org/stream/NyayaSutra/nyaya_sutras_of_gautama#page/n1/mode/2up>
using the name '*Gotama*' in one of his texts.

Hope this clarifies the confusion.
Thank you.

Regards,
Arjuna


*Dr Arjuna S R*
*Assistant Professor*
*Department of Philosophy*
*Fifth Floor, Advanced Research Centre*

*Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)*
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On Thu, 19 Mar 2020 at 14:02, alakendu das via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Respected Scholars,
I am a bit confused about a name.Is it Akhshapada Gautam or Akshpada Gotom
who compiled Nyay philosophy? Can anybody help me on this regard?
Alakendu Das.



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