John Vattanky

Proof for the Existence of God in Classical Indian Philosophy

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12/1 - Spring 2007, pages 1–15
Date of online publication: 15 juin 2007
Date of publication: 01 juin 2007

Abstract

Both in the East and in the West, there is, apart from the religious approach to God, also a purely rational one. Although in India philosophical speculation on God was mostly inextricably bound to religion, there have also been purely rational developments in Indian Theodicy. This is the case above all in the Nyāyavaiśeṣka system, where we find a purely rational and logical approach to the question of the existence and nature of God. It is the specific contribution of the Nyāyavaiśeṣka system to have developed a purely logical and rational argument for the existence of God. My purpose here is to take this proof in its developed form, as it is found in Gaşgeśa, and investigate its philosophical and logical implications.

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Vattanky, John. “Proof for the Existence of God in Classical Indian Philosophy.” Forum Philosophicum 12, no. 1 (2007): 1–15. doi: 10.5840/forphil200712119.

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