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How are logical fallacies identified in Hindu philosophical debates? Do they have specific names?

In Adhyaya 5 Pada 2 Sutra 1 of the Nyaya Sutras, Gautama lists the 22 argumentative moves that cause you to lose a debate, known as Nigrahasthanas or Clinchers: pratijñāhāniḥ pratijñāntaraṃ ...
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What do the Nyaya Sutras say about the existence of God?

The Nyaya Sutras accept the existence of God.. Here is what Gautama says in Adhyaya 4 Pada 1 of the Nyaya Sutras (from Ganganatha Jha's translation): īśvaraḥ kāraṇaṁ puruṣakarmāphalyadarśanāt God is ...
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How many commentaries have there been of the Nyaya Sutras?

I know of six commentaries on Gautama's Nyaya Sutras: Vatsyayana's Nyaya Sutra Bhashya, which you can read here. Uddyotakara's Vartika on Vatsyayana's Bhashya, which you can read in four volumes here,...
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How many commentaries have there been of the Nyaya Sutras?

I know about two English translations with commentaries which are freely available online. I think you will get it in archive.org The aphorisms of the Nyaya Philosophy by Goutama with illustrative ...
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Does moksha happen after death or in same life according to Nyaya darshan?

First of all, Nyāyadarśana uses the word apavarga (अपवर्ग), for Mokṣa, which literally means fulfillment or completion. The other word, niḥśreyas (निःश्रेयस) also occurs as alternative to Mokṣa, which ...
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What does the atomic nature of mind mean in Nyaya sutras?

In Nyaya darshan, ATma is vibhu, that is it is of infinite dimension and pervasive, not limited. So it cannot have samyoga (in nyaya, there are two relationships samyoga=conjunction, and samvaya=...
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What does the atomic nature of mind mean in Nyaya sutras?

In his translation of this verse, Swami Maddhavananda writes (Bhasa Pariccheda with Siddhanta-Muktavali by Visvanatha-Nyaya-Pancanana, translation by Swami Madhavananda): 85. The instrument of the ...
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Yogic Theory of Intelligence for AI

Let's get a bigger understanding of Intelligence before Humans as well. You need a broader theoretical understanding of intelligence before specific lab specimen intelligence - like humans. Correct. ...
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Where can we get the Nyaya Sutras along with their commentaries in English translation?

All these books are available on the Internet Archive. Scan quality is good. By the way, though, the book metadata on the site says the language is Sanskrit, but actually, it is English. You can check ...
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How many commentaries have there been of the Nyaya Sutras?

There have been a few commentaries on the Gautama Nyaya Sutras. The names are given in The Nyaya sutras of Gotama. Translated by Mahamahopadhyay Satishchandra Vidyabhushana. The book lists 15 ...
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