Vaiśeṣika
(14,523 words)

The Sanskrit term vaiśeṣika, as a neuter noun, has been attested since the classical period as the designation of a vibrant philosophical tradition with a distinctive and central interest in issues of philosophy of nature; as a masculine noun, the term is also used to …

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Karin Preisendanz, “Vaiśeṣika”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 23 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000077>
First published online: 2012



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