Samkhya


Samkhya

One of the six orthodox systems (darshans) of Indian philosophy. It adopts a consistent dualism between matter and soul (see prakriti and purusha), which are sufficient to account for the existence of the universe; it does not hypothesize the existence of a god. Samkhya also makes a thoroughgoing distinction between psychological and physical functions on the one hand and pure “personhood” on the other.

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