Ancient Indian Logic and Analogy

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10119)


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


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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