32. What You See Is What You Get: Nyāya on Perception

Posted on 25 December 2016

Nyāya philosophers explain how perception can bring us knowledge.

Further Reading

• B. K. Matilal, “A Realist View Of Perception,” in P. K. Sen and R. R. Verma (eds), The Philosophy of P.F. Strawson (New Delhi: 1995), 305–26; reprinted in his Mind, Language and World (Delhi: 2001).

• B. K. Matilal, Perception: An Essay on Classical Indian Theories of Knowledge (Oxford: 1986).

• P.K. Mondal, “Some Aspects of Perception in Old Nyāya,” Journal of Indian Philosophy 10 (1982), 357–376.

• C.F. Oliver, “Perception in Early Nyāya: Nyāyabhāsya and Nyāyavārttika on Nyāyasūtra 1,1,4,” Journal of Indian Philosophy 6 (1978), 243-66.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: “Perceptual Experience and Concepts in Classical Indian Philosophy.”

A chance to perceive the absence of Ferris Bueller (note that one of the other students is named “Adamson”!).


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