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This article contradicts itself in the dates it gives. This should be fixed by someone knowledgable about these dates. Rick Norwood 21:06, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
- The problem is that there are two main dating systems: the first is the one agreed to by modern scholars — rarely precise, but pretty well unanimously accepted in both India and the West. The second is the old system, supported by many religious believers; this sets most dates back by anything up to ten centuries, and is based on a set of myths about the various figures in philosophy/religion. Normally, we'd just use the former, and either forget about or merely mention the latter; in this field, there are quite a few editors who are esxteemely insistent on putting the latter on at least equal footing with the former (as if a bunch of editors from Oxford insisted that the University was much older than it really is, based on the legend that it was founded by Alfred the Great — and became mildly hysterical when contradicted, accusing other editors of anti-Oxford bigotry, etc.).
- I'm a bit puzzled, incidentally, as to why the subsections seem not only include links to the main articles, but also the text (or large chunks of the text) of those articles; shouldn't we have just one or the other (preferably just the links)? --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 22:49, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
Westerners are always trying to prove that the development of science and philosophy in the west preceded any such development in the east. Quite the contrary is true .It must be understood that Indian thought considered the universe as one "whole" . This notion of essential unity of the universe reflected itself in the seeming overlapping of the religio-philosophical , scientific and spiritual traditions .This may puzzle westerners as they seem to think of these fields as water-tight compartments ,having no relation with each other . There is no controversy with the dates if we keep in mind the above facts .Of course this "doubt" about the dates and two differing "systems" is a myth propagated to undermine east's contributions and to somehow disprove and distort the gradual discovery of superiority of Indian thought over the west .- —Preceding unsigned comment added by Indocentric (talk • contribs) 06:37, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
does anybody know a new weblink to V. V. S. Sarma: Indian Systems of Logic (Nyaya): A Survey, Proc. Bombay Logic Conference, 2005. the old one is dead. if not, i would really appreciate an electronic copy of this paper ... anybody? thanks --TobiasKlaus (talk) 17:55, 1 May 2009 (UTC)