Prameya; 5 Definition(s)
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Nyaya (school of philosophy)
Prameya (प्रमेय) refers to the “objects of valid knowledge”. 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
Prameya (प्रमेय) refers to the “objects of valid knowledge” and is the second of the sixteen padārthas (“categories”) in the first chapter of Gautama’s Nyāyasūtra (2nd century CE). The literal meaning of prameya is the object of valid knowledge. Prameya is known through the pramāṇa.
There are twelve prameyas. These are:
- ātmā (self),
- śarīra (body),
- indriya (senses),
- artha (object of senses),
- buddhi (cognition),
- manas (mind),
- pravṛtti (activity),
- doṣa (fault),
- pretyabhāva (transmigration),
- phala (fruit),
- duḥkha (pain),
- apavarga (liberation).
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
pramēya (प्रमेय).—a S To be proved; that which can be or is to be proved; which admits of or is the subject or proof.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
pramēya (प्रमेय).—n Theorem.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.
1) Measurable, finite.
2) To be proved, demonstrable.
-yam 1 An object of certain knowledge, a demonstrated conclusion, theorem.
2) The thing to be proved, the topic to be proved or discussed.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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Search found 11 books and stories containing Prameya. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 8 - Maṇḍana, Sureśvara and Viśvarūpa < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 25 - Vidyāraṇya (a.d. 1350) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 5 - Vedānta Doctrine of Soul and the Buddhist Doctrine of Soullessness < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha (by E. B. Cowell)
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Chapter II.a - Prabhācandra’s refutation of different views about knowledge < [Chapter II - Jaina theory of Knowledge]
Chapter I.g - A brief description of Prameyakamalamārtaṇḍa < [Chapter I - Introduction]
Chapter II.b - Pramāṇas (means of knowledge) < [Chapter II - Jaina theory of Knowledge]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - Introduction < [Chapter XXVI - Madhva’s Interpretation of the Brahma-sūtras]
Part 8 - The Philosophy of Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa < [Chapter XXXIII - The Philosophy of Jiva Gosvāmī and Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇā]
Part 2 - Pramānas (ways of valid knowledge) < [Chapter XXVII - A General Review of the Philosophy of Madhva]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - Comprehension of the philosophical Issues more essential than the Dialectic of controversy < [Chapter X - The Śaṅkara School Of Vedānta]
Part 22 - Īśvara and Salvation < [Chapter VIII - The Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Philosophy]
Part 2 - Nyāya and Vaiśeṣika sūtras < [Chapter VIII - The Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Philosophy]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 7 - Veṅkaṭanātha’s treatment of pramāṇa < [Chapter XX - Philosophy of the Rāmānuja School of Thought]
Part 5 - The Influence of the Āḻvārs on the followers of Rāmānuja < [Chapter XVIII - An Historical and Literary Survey of the Viśiṣṭādvaita School of Thought]
Part 16 - Meghanādāri < [Chapter XX - Philosophy of the Rāmānuja School of Thought]