Nyaya

[ nyah-yuh ]
/ ˈnyɑ yə /

noun

(in ancient India) a philosophical school emphasizing logical analysis of knowledge, which is considered as deriving from perception, inference, analogy, and reliable testimony.

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Origin of Nyaya

From the Sanskrit word nyāya
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Example sentences from the Web for Nyaya

  • He regards the Buddhist Nirvana as equivalent to the emancipation of the Nyaya system.

    Ten Great Religions|James Freeman Clarke
  • 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