Post-Classical Indian Traditions of Medical Debate and Argumentation
The RogÄrogavÄda, “A Debate on Illness and Health,” by VÄ«Ì„reÅ›vara, is a polemical work on traditional Indian medicine, written in 1669. This paper discusses and evaluates the RogÄrogavÄda as a contribution to medical dialectic in the pre-colonial period. It also examines the modes of argumentation employed by VÄ«reÅ›vara, and compares them with earlier models of medical dialectic from the classical saá¹ƒhitÄs and from Jayantabhaá¹á¹a's NyÄyamañjarÄ«.
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