Asamavayikarana, aka: Asamavāyikāraṇa, Asamavayin-karana; 2 Definition(s)


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Nyaya (school of philosophy)

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Asamavāyikāraṇa (असमवायिकारण) refers to “non-inherent cause” and represents one of the three types of kāraṇa (cause) according to the Tarkasaṃgraha.—The asamavāyikāraṇa (non-inherent cause) is the second kind of cause. This kind of cause is peculiar to the Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika system. It is not found in any other system of philosophy. In the Śivāditya’s work it is stated that the non-inherent cause is that which has the causal capacity i.e. which is capable of producing the effect and which is very close to the inherent cause. Viśvanātha also states that the cause which is connected with the inherent cause is called asamavāyikāraṇa. He also clearly says how the non-inherent cause is connected with the inherent cause. The non-inherent cause may be connected with the inherent cause in two ways–being connected with the same object as the effect is, or being connected with the same object as the cause is.

Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories
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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Asamavāyikāraṇa (असमवायिकारण).—(In logic) an accidental cause, not inherent and intimate relation; गुणकर्म- मात्रवृत्तिज्ञेयमथाप्यसमवायिहेतुत्वम् (guṇakarma- mātravṛttijñeyamathāpyasamavāyihetutvam) Bhāṣā. P.; यथा तन्तुसंयोगः पटस्य (yathā tantusaṃyogaḥ paṭasya).

Derivable forms: asamavāyikāraṇam (असमवायिकारणम्).

Asamavāyikāraṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms asamavāyin and kāraṇa (कारण).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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