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Anumāna
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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 Deva…

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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 16 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2590-2768_BEJO_COM_041578>
First published online: 2020



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