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

Revision as of 10:47, 7 September 2015

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