Hetvabhasa, aka: Hetvābhāsa, Hetu-abhasa; 4 Definition(s)
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Nyaya (school of philosophy)
Hetvābhāsa (हेत्वाभास) refers to “fallacy”. It is one of the sixteen categories of discussion (padārtha) according to the doctrine of the Nyāya-sūtras by Akṣapāda. The sixteen padārthas represent a method of intellectual analysis and categorize everything that is knowable and nameable.(Source): Wisdom Library: Nyāya
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.
Languages of India and abroad
hētvābhāsa (हेत्वाभास).—m S Fallacious semblance of reason or argument; a false or a foolish reason or cause assigned.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
hētvābhāsa (हेत्वाभास).—m Fallacious semblance of reason.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Hetvābhāsa (हेत्वाभास).—'the semblance of a reason', a fallacious middle term, fallacy; (it is of five kinds :-savyabhicāra or anaikāntika, viruddha, asiddha, satpratipakṣa and bādhita).
Derivable forms: hetvābhāsaḥ (हेत्वाभासः).
Hetvābhāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hetu and ābhāsa (आभास).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Chapter II.c - Classification of Pramāṇa < [Chapter II - Jaina theory of Knowledge]
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
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