Ancient Indian Logic and Analogy

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  • Authors:
  • Jeffrey Paris
  • Alena Vencovska

Abstract

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

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLogic and Its Applications
Subtitle of host publication7th Indian Conference, ICLA 2017, Kanpur, India, January 5-7, 2017, Proceedings
EditorsSujata Ghosh, Sanjiva Prasad
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherSpringer
Pages198-210
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-662-54089-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-662-54068-8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2017

Publication series

NameFoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information
NameLNCS
Volume10119