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Viruddha literally means ‘contradictory’.
 
Viruddha literally means ‘contradictory’.
  
This is a technical term used in Nyāya philosophy. It is the second fallacy listed under hetvābhāsa which has five such technical terms.
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This is a technical term used in [[Nyāya]] philosophy. It is the second fallacy listed under hetvā[[bhāsa]] which has five such technical terms.
  
 
In the statement, ‘Air is heavy because it is empty’, the middle term ‘empty’ is contradictory because it disproves the heaviness  of air. This is called ‘viruddha’.
 
In the statement, ‘Air is heavy because it is empty’, the middle term ‘empty’ is contradictory because it disproves the heaviness  of air. This is called ‘viruddha’.
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 06:33, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Viruddha literally means ‘contradictory’.

This is a technical term used in Nyāya philosophy. It is the second fallacy listed under hetvābhāsa which has five such technical terms.

In the statement, ‘Air is heavy because it is empty’, the middle term ‘empty’ is contradictory because it disproves the heaviness of air. This is called ‘viruddha’.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore