Viruddhahetu, Viruddha-hetu: 1 definition


Viruddhahetu means something in Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Jainism

Jain philosophy

Source: Anekanta Jaya Pataka of Haribhadra Suri

Viruddhahetu (विरुद्धहेतु) refers to one of the three fallacies of a hetu, as occurring in the Anekāntajayapatākā-prakaraṇa, a Śvetāmbara Jain philosophical work written by Haribhadra Sūri.—[Cf. Vol. II, P. 56, l. 4]—Fallacies of a hetu are of three kinds asiddha (unproved), viruddha (contradictory) and anaikāntika (inconclusive). Of them the asiddhahetu is one the existence of which is not ascertained. Viruddhahetu is inseparably connected with the antithesis of sādhya (what is to be proved). Anaikāntikahetu is found in pakṣa, sapakṣa and vipakṣa. For details see “Notes” (pp 135-136) on Nyāyakusumāñjali.

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