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Nyaya Philosophy - Epistemology and Education

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The question of knowledge brings in its train a host of other contentious issues. What is nature of knowledge? How is it acquired? How do we judge the validity of knowledge? These are questions which have evoked multiple response from the people concerned. Among the six schools of thought, the Nyaya philosophy is very much capable to address the above mentioned questions. Nyaya as a science lays down the rules and methods that are essentially necessary for a clear and precise understanding of all the materials of our knowledge. Almost all the Indian philosophers have been greatly influenced by logical and dialectical technicalities of Nyaya epistemology, which indicated its supremacy in the field of epistemology. As a thorough going realistic view of the universe, Nyaya supplies an important Eastern parallel to the triumphant modern realism of the West and contains the anticipations as well as possible alternatives of many contemporaries’ realistic theories. The book provides a detailed account of Nyaya philosophy from the perspective of Naiyayika way of knowing. It examines the Nyaya way of knowing and highlights its scope and interface with education. In short what follows is a detailed resume of the epistemological mapping of broadways of Naiyayika assumptions, a reflective response to the conceptual contours and the educational import of Nyaya epistemology.


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Sub Title No
Author Arbind K. Jha
ISBN 10 Digit 8187471174
ISBN 13 Digit No
Pages 207
Binding Hardcover
Year of Publication 2005
Edition of Book First
Language English
Illustrations No

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