An Examination of Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Medicine in India

  • Sundari Krishnamurthy
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 64)

Summary. Indian Philosophy can be traced to the Vedic literature. However the six Schools of Indian Philosophy - Nyaya, Vaisesika, Sankhya, Yoga, Purva and Uttara Mimamsa are found much later, some of them contemporary to Buddhism. Modelbased reasoning can be found in the sutra literature of Indian philosophical writers of the six Schools. Comparison can be made with western philosophical theories of model-based reasoning. The impact of Indian Philosophy on sciences-physics, chemistry, biology and metallurgy together with ayurveda, the indigenous system of medicine is also assessed.


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  • Sundari Krishnamurthy
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  1. 1.Stella Maris College (Autonomous)ChennaiIndia

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