Indian Logic (Ānvīkṣikī) as the Light of Knowledge and Its Relevance to the Learning of Hindu Philosophy Nowadays

Ni Kadek Surpi, I Gusti Putu Gede Widiana, I Made Wika

Abstract


Ānvīkṣikī, otherwise known as the science of critical studies, Indian logic, the science of logic and reasoning, is a branch of knowledge that illuminates other types of knowledge. Ānvīkṣikī learning is essential in the effort to study philosophy, theology, politics, and various types of knowledge. Similarly, to understand the Hindu texts, learning Ānvīkṣikī will facilitate the understanding and analysis of implicit and explicit meaning. In its development, Ānvīkṣikī has branched into the science of reasoning and logic, the science of debate, discussion, to the art of public speaking. In the past, this knowledge had to be learned because it was the light of all science. The power of thinking, reasoning, analytical skills, and debating skills still find relevance every time. This ability is still very much needed to bring religion and knowledge not to fall into dogmatism and even lead to evil.


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Ānvīkṣikī, Indian Logic, Hindu Epistemology

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