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Nyaya

[nyah-yuh] /ˈnyɑ yə/
noun
1.
(in ancient India) a philosophical school emphasizing logical analysis of knowledge, which is considered as deriving from perception, inference, analogy, and reliable testimony.
Origin of Nyaya
From the Sanskrit word nyāya
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  • They are without much difficulty reducible to three leading schools of thought—the Nyaya, the Sankhya, and the Vedanta.

    Two Old Faiths J. Murray Mitchell and William Muir
  • It is doubtful, however, whether the earlier form The Nyaya.of the Nyaya was theistic or not.

    Two Old Faiths J. Murray Mitchell and William Muir
  • He regards the Buddhist Nirvana as equivalent to the emancipation of the Nyaya system.

    Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke

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