Lokayata: Journal of Positive Philosophy
The name Lokayata can be traced to Kautilya's Arthashastra, which refers to three ???nv??«ká¹£ik??«s (logical philosophies), Yoga, Samkhya and Lokayata. Lokayata here still refers to logical debate (disputatio, "criticism") in general and not to a materialist doctrine in particular. Similarly, Saddaniti and Buddhaghosa in the 5th century connect the "Lokayatas" with the Vitandas (sophists).
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