The Definition of Universal Concomitance as the Absence of Undercutting Conditions

Philosophy East and West 62 (3):359-374 (2012)
This essay discusses a prominent definition of universal concomitance in the Nyäya School of Classical Indian Philosophy. This définition holds that universal concomitance is equivalent to the absence of undercutting conditions. It will be shown that though this definition seems to be inadequate, there is an auxiliary condition that may be added which makes the equivalence between universal concomitance and the absence of undercutting conditions deductively correct. It will then be shown that this auxiliary condition fits well into the Nyäya foundations of logic and that furthermore this auxiliary condition does not unreasonably restrict the applicability of the definition of universal concomitance as the absence of undercutting conditions. Hence, the conclusion is that this interpretation is a good candidate for how the definition of universal concomitance as the absence of undercutting conditions should be understood
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1353/pew.2012.0038
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 23,316
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Janina Kotarbinska (1960). On Ostensive Definitions. Philosophy of Science 27 (1):1-22.
P. T. Raju (1968). The Logic of Invariable Concomitance in The. Journal of the History of Philosophy 6 (4):418-419.
Paul Turner Hershey (1985). A Definition for Paternalism. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 10 (2):171-182.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

8 ( #471,051 of 1,932,585 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #456,398 of 1,932,585 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.