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The Padārtha represent seven categories recognized by the Vaisheshika. Kanada wrote of the first six Padārtha: Substance, Quality, Action, Genus, Individuality and Inherence. Later commentators added a seventh, Privation. The Nyaya later developed a competing list of sixteen Padārthas.

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External links

  • Category in the Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Padārtha in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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