Awareness and Meaning in Navya-Nyāya
In this paper, I shall try to formulate and examine two interrelated Ny101ya principles about knowledge, and show how a tension evolved in the system as a result of their interaction. These two fundamental principles had far-reaching effects in shaping the Ny101ya theory of meaning as well as its theory of verbal knowledge derived from linguistic utterance. This latter part, however, will not be fully discussed here, for I shall devote this paper mainly to the clarification of the said principles and what, if anything, could be done with them.
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