Philosophy of Charaka-samhita

by Asokan. G | 2008 | 88,742 words

Ayurveda, represented by Charaka and Sushruta, stands first among the sciences of Indian intellectual tradition. The Charaka-samhita, ascribed to the great celebrity Charaka, has got three strata. (1) The first stratum is the original work composed by Agnivesha, the foremost of the six disciples of Punarvasu Atreya. He accomplished the work by coll...

Dialectical terms (30): Offering irrelevant statement (arthāntara)

Offering irrelevant statement (arthāntara) consists in setting aside the relevant topic and introducing the irrelevant one.[1]

Example: When the disputant is expected to give the-definition of fever, he gives the definition of diabetes (prameha).This is also given in the Nyāya-sūtra.[2]

Footnotes and references:


arthāntaraṃ nāmaikasmin vaktavye'paraṃ yadāḥ. CS,Vimāna - sthāna, VIII. 64.


prakṛtādarthādapratisambandhārthamarthāntaraṃ. Nyāyasūtra., V. ii. 7.

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