Anumana in Indian Philosophy

by Sangita Chakravarty | 2016 | 48,195 words

Summary: This study deals with the concept of Anumana (inference) in the Vedic schools of Indian Philosophy where it represents a (most authentic) source of valid knowledge. This paper also discusses Epistemology in Indian Philosophy as well as the classification of valid and invalid knowledge.

According to the essay: “Anumana implies knowledge of some object not in contact with cognitive organs through some fact which is directly perceived and is definitely known to be invariably associated with the object inferred”.

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