Uddyotakara: 4 definitions
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Nyaya (school of philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories
Uddyotakara (उद्द्योतकर).—The Nyāya-vārtika is a sub-commentary on Nyāyasūtra written by Uddyotakara. The date of Uddyotakara is about 635 A.D. In this commentary, the author develops many new arguments and sometimes presents new or alternative explanations for the same Sūtra. The main object which prompted Uddyotakara to write his sub-commentary was to oppose Dignāga, Nāgārjuna and other Buddhist logicians that preceded him. Dharmakīrti in his Nyāyabindu defended Dignāga and refuted the views of Uddyotakara.
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Uddyotakara (उद्द्योतकर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Meghadūtaṭīkā. Quoted by Kalyāṇamalla on Meghadūta.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Uddyotakara (उद्द्योतकर):—[=ud-dyota-kara] [from ud-dyota > ud-dyut] mfn. causing light, enlightening, illuminating,
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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 (even English!). 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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Full-text: Uddyotakarin, Nyayacisutrivarttika, Uddyotakara bharadvaja, Vacaspati Mishra, Nyayavarttikatatparyatika, Citsukha, Asatkaryavada, Kanada, Kshanika, Vasavadatta, Bhamati, Paramanu, Nyayasutra, Samanya, Meghasamdesha, Meghaduta.
Search found 9 books and stories containing Uddyotakara, Uddyota-kara; (plurals include: Uddyotakaras, karas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 212 < [Chapter 7 - Doctrine of the Self (ātman, ‘soul’)]
Verse 1185 < [Chapter 16 - Examination of the Import of Words]
Verse 51 < [Chapter 2 - Examination of the Doctrine of God (theism)]
The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux (by Satkari Mookerjee)
Chapter XXII - Inference < [Part II - Logic and Epistemology]
Chapter XVIII - Prāpyakāritvavāda or Relation of the Sense-organ with the Object < [Part II - Logic and Epistemology]
Anumana in Indian Philosophy (by Sangita Chakravarty)
(F). Fallacy (Hetvābhāsa) < [Chapter 2 - Treatment of Anumāna in Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Philosophy]
(C). Avayavas of Anumāna (Indian syllogism) < [Chapter 2 - Treatment of Anumāna in Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Philosophy]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 14 - Did Logic Originate in the Discussions of Āyurveda Physicians < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
Part 15 - Mahā-vidyā and the Development of Logical Formalism < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 20 - Dialectical criticisms of Śāntarakṣita and Kamalaśīla (a.d. 760) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 4 - Illusion and Doubt < [Chapter XXVII - A General Review of the Philosophy of Madhva]
The validity of Anumana (inference) in Nyaya system (by Babu C. D)