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Inference (anumāna) is the type of cognition through which epistemic agents acquire new knowledge by means of reasoning about what can be concluded with certainty from previously acquired knowledge. This is what is expressed by the Sanskrit “anumāna” (the knowledge that follows [another knowledge]). For example, when Devadatta –…

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Gorisse, Marie-Hélène, “Anumāna”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Denison University University of Edinburgh University of Bergen University of California, Berkeley John E. Cort, Paul Dundas, Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristi L. Wiley. Consulted online on 29 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2020

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