Gaṅgeśopādhyāya


Gaṅgeśopādhyāya
biographical name
author of a famous treatise on nyāya, Tattva-cintāmaṇi. There are no authentic records regarding his birth or place of origin, but he is believed to have been from Mithilā and to have lived in the 12th-13th century. He was a keen dialectician and a brilliant polemicist. He made the nyāya-śāstra a science and an art of debate. He developed a new school of nyāya known as navya-nyāya. His Tattva-cintāmaṇi is a systematic account of epistemology, logic and philosophy of grammar

The Bhaktivedanta encyclopedia. 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tattva-cintāmaṇi — title of a book a systematic account of epistemology, logic and philosophy of grammar written by Gaṅgeśopādhyāya. It deals almost exclusively with the epistemology of the nyāya system with little attention to metaphysics or ontology. The Tattva… …   The Bhaktivedanta encyclopedia