The Concept of Sharira as Prameya

by Elizabeth T. Jones | 2019 | 42,971 words

Summary: This essay studies the concept of Sharira as Prameya Based on Nyaya (shastra), which represents one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy. Although technically the word Nyaya signifies a syllogism, it basically represents the “science of reasoning”, and is primarily concerned with epistemology and logic.

In Nyaya philosophy Sharira (“body”) refers to one of the twelve Prameyas (“objects of cognition” or “objects of valid knowledge”), itself representing one of the sixteen categories defined in the Nyayashastra literature.


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