Class Notes (839,331)
United States (325,926)
Philosophy (223)
PHL 302 (72)

Sources of Knowledge (Nyaya).pdf

3 Pages

Course Code
PHL 302
Stephen Phillips

This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full 3 pages of the document.
The sources of knowledge (pramana) according to the Indian Realists (Nyaya) 1. perception 2. inference 3. comparison or analogy (as a means to acquire new vocabulary) 4. testimony Perception as a knowledge source requires that a sensation be veridical; non-veridical sensations do not count as perception (taken as a pramana) Compare: knowledge (according to Plato, etc.:) which is (1) a belief (2) that's true (3) with justification Perception (according to Nyaya) is defined as: (1) a cognition (2) resulting from sense-object contact or relationality (3) that is not due to words and (4) is veridical. Inference, according to Nyaya's paradigm: (0) There is fire on yonder hill. (The conclusion to be proved.) (1) There is smoke rising from it. (A perceptual premise.) (2) Wherever there's smoke, there's fire. (The general proposition expressing an invariable relationship or ``pervasion.'' (3) The hill falls under the ``wherever'' of the general proposition. (4) There is fire on yond
More Less
Unlock Document

Only page 1 are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.