Ancient Indian Logic and Analogy

Paris, J.B. and Vencovska, A. (2017) Ancient Indian Logic and Analogy. [MIMS Preprint]

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B.K.Matilal, and earlier J.F.Staal, have suggested a reading of the `Ny\={a}ya five limb schema' (also sometimes referred to as the Indian Schema or Hindu Syllogism) from Gotama's Ny\={a}ya-S\={u}tra in terms of a binary {\it occurrence} relation. In this paper we provide a rational justification of a version of this reading as Analogical Reasoning within the framework of Polyadic Pure Inductive Logic.

Item Type: MIMS Preprint
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nyaya-Sutra, Indian Logic, Analogy, Pure Inductive Logic, Rationality
Subjects: MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 01 History and biography
MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 03 Mathematical logic and foundations
Depositing User: Professor Jeff Paris
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 14:13

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