The validity of Anumana (inference) in Nyaya system

by Babu C. D | 2018 | 44,340 words

Summary: This thesis is called: The validity of Anumana (inference) in Nyaya system. It tries to establish the validity of Anumana through citing its application either consciously or unconsciously in every sphere of human life. Anumana in Nyaya system is the knowledge of any object not by direct observation but by means of the knowledge of a liṅga or sign and that of its universal relation with the inferred object.

The first chapter gives an overall picture on the subject of study and justifies its relevance and significance. Chapter two discuss elaborately on various Pramanas as propagated by various Indian Schools of philosophical thought. Chapter three deals with inference as in Nyayashastra and chapter four examines the nature and different elements of inference in Nyaya Vaisheshika. In Chapter five the researcher tries to validate and highlight the relevance of Anumana by relating it to events and life situations in the contemporary world. The last chapter consolidates the entire thesis and makes conclusions.

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