Logic Nyaya Religion Theism Vada


Generally, in the West, religion and philosophy have taken differing paths; however, in India, various scholars of one particular philosophy, Nyāya, developed, over time, a bridge between a materialist, pragmatic model of philosophy and argumentation and Vedic religion, creating a blended scientific and theistic view of reality. Significant Naiyayika scholars offered arguments for the existence of God from within those contexts. In the West, science and religion are often at odds. This paper discusses the possibilities for a bridge between logic and religion implicit in Nyaya’s history, emphasizing and describing how each are, and can be, enriched by the other.

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