The nyāya on existence, knowability and nameability

Journal of Indian Philosophy 5 (3):255-266 (1978)
One of the aims of this paper is to discuss the different senses of the term 'existence' as used by the nyaya philosophers. this discussion leads us to a discussion on absence or negation and its role in logic. a discussion on empty terms has also been introduced in this context. according to the nyaya, existence, knowability and nameability are considered as universal properties. the distinction between these universal properties has been discussed in this context. i have also discussed the question whether the nyaya has used redundant terms in designating the same imposed property by using three different terms. a distinction between different senses of the term 'property' has also been discussed in this context
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DOI 10.1007/BF00161267
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J. L. Shaw (1980). The Nyāya on Cognition and Negation. Journal of Indian Philosophy 8 (3):279-302.

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