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Nyaya

[nyah-yuh]
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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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Examples from the Web for nyaya

Historical Examples

  • 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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