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The Calcutta Review August 1953




Again a man and a club are not present to our consciousness as unrelated since the club qualfies the man i. c. the relation of the qualifying to the qualified governs this consciousness which arises from the knowledge of the term 'a club-man' ( The drift of the whole argument is that the difference in the nature of an object explains only the difference in the correponding awareness). [...] Though in some cases the recollection of the r.ame of an object is one of the conditions of determinate perception yet it is not derived only from the khowledge of a word since the sense-organ plays the important role of a cause but the remembrance of the name plays the subordinate part of an accessory condition like a lamp to the eye. [...] The passage of the Nyayabhäsya that the invariable mark of the existence of an internal organ consists of the facts of remembrance inference the knowledge derived from the verbal testimony doubt instinctive intuition dream conjecture and the intuition of feelings of pleasure pain etc. [...] Our sense-organ which is in contact with the object and is accompanied by the recollection of the attribute produces a judgment of sense-error that the object has the attribute ( which is supplied by memory ). The person who remembers silverness at the contact of the mother-of-pearl oyster with his eyes and recollects water-ness at the contact of the rays of the sun with his eyes has illusory expe [...] Further the comparison of the estimates of consumption of foodgrains with the estimates of their production for a single year (as has been done in the Report] has the defect that any disequilibrium between the two affects the quantity of the carry-over of the stocks of foodgrains from year to year ; and unless account is taken of the latter a proper balance between production and cosumption c



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