(Sanskrit naya, partial viewpoint, and vada, school of thought)

The Jainist concept of partial viewpoints.

It works something like this: Every single entity has infinite aspects, but when we describe that particular entity, we only deal with those aspects that we are concerned with at that moment — we ignore other less relevant ones.

The Jains call this bias naya, partial viewpoint. As a philosophical doctrine, Nayavada, thus, holds that all philosophical disputes in fact arise from naya.
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