Prelims 983

The philosophical school of Nyaya is attributed to which of the following sage.
A.
Kapil
B.
Gautama
C.
Jamini
D.
Kanada
Explanation :
Nyaya, one of the six systems of Indian philosophy, important for its analysis of logic and epistemology. Nyāya school of Indian Philosophy was founded by Gotama who is also known as Aks̩apāda. This school’s most significant contributions to Indian philosophy were systematic development of the theory of logic, methodology, and its treatises on epistemology. Nyāya-sutra is the main text written by Gotama, on which Vatsayan wrote a commentary which is called Nyāya-bhāsya.

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