A History of Indian Logic: Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern Schools

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Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 1988 - Buddhism - 648 pages
The author has in this work clearly marked the principal stages of Indian logic in the vast period of about two thousand years beginning from 640 and has traced how from Anviksiki the science of debate Indian logic developed into the science of knowledge Pramanasastra and then into the science of dialectics Prakarana of Tarkasastra.The treatment of the subject is both historical and critical. The author has traced some Greek influence on indian logic. For instance he has shown how the five membered syllogism of Aristotle found its way through Alexandria Syria and other countries into Taxila and got amalgamated with the Nyaya doctrine of inference.The book is one of the pioneer works on the subjects. It has drawn on original sources exhaustively. Besides the preface introduction, foreword and table of contents the work contains several appendices and indexes.
 

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it is i think an extremely valuable work for researchers on Indian traditions of logic and argumentation. Historians give an account of architecture, painting, poetry and music and the bhakti movement. but this aspect has been ignored to a great extent

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There was a need of a book which gives a detailed account of development of Indian logic. The book easy to read and gives overview of entire period of Indian logic developed in all philosophies of Indian traditions. The book is a treasure for beginner as he gets entire bird view of Indian logic at one place. I thank to Google for making this book available for readers to read on its portal.  

Contents

PART I
1
Chapter ll
9
Ilflii
13
Astavakra Solves Puzzles
15
ti the Terms of Scientific Argument
24
Reception accorded to Anvikqiloi
36
Teachers of Nyayaéfistra
42
the Author of the Nyiyaaatra
48
Jina Mitra
340
Jfianasri Mitra
341
JfizmasrI Bhadra
342
Ratnakara Sami 242
343
Dign5 gas Hetucalcrahamaru
344
Subhakara Gupta
346
The Decline of Buddhist Logic
348
PART III
355

Chapter II
54
Varieties of the points of the Defeat
84
Topics Incidentally Examined
105
Chapter III
115
Bise of Buddhist Logic
116
V
152
PART II
157
Page
161
I
164
Chapter III
172
Naya the Method of Descriptions
181
Manikya Nandi
188
Rabhasananda
194
Deva Sfiri
200
52a Vinayavijaya 516
216
The conciliatory Character of Jaina Logic 22 1
222
A Complaint codanfi
231
Conclusion niggamaria
237
Logic mentioned in the Sanskrit Literature
243
Maitreya
251
Maitreya s Abhisrmmydiarikdrakiirikfi
263
The fommencemcnt of Mediaeval Logic
272
Chapter IIlnference for Ones Self
282
Chapter VlAnalorvues or Farfetched Analogy
289
The example
295
rilawnbanuparilcqd
300
Alambanaparikgfivrtti 1
301
Sankara Svamin
302
écfitya Stlabhadra
303
Pramdnavirtikalcfirikfi
306
Pramfinavfirtikfivrtti
308
Nydyabindu
309
Perception
310
Inference for the Sake of Other
312
Dharmaklrti criticises Dignaga
315
Hetubindumvarana
318
Santfindntarasiddhi
319
Sikyabodhi
320
Ravi Gupta
322
Jinendrabodhi
323
Dharmottaraczirya
329
Muktakumbha
331
Asoka
332
Candragomin Junior
333
Prajfiakara Gupta
336
Acarya Jetiri
337
Jina
338
Ratna Vajra
339
Commentaries on the Nyayasfira
371
Syllogism vyipti
373
Tirkilcaralcqi
374
Commentaries on Tfirkikaracgr?
380
The Vaiéesika incorporates the N_wiyn category
386
Visivanitha Nyiyapaficénana
392
Sarvadaréanasairigraha Akgapfida Daréana
398
Formation of the Tarkaéfistra
402
The conclusive Definition of lnvariable Conbomitance
424
Comprehensiveness of Invariable Concomitance Vyripty
430
Syllogism Nydyah
442
Intention Tfitparapain
448
Commentaries on the Tattvacin5mai_n
454
Misaru Misra
460
Janakinatha Sarma
466
Rudra N ya yavacaspati 47 6
477
Ramadeva Cirafijiva
483
Chapter IV
488
Appendix A The University of Taxila
494
The University of Nalanda
514
Appendix F University of Mithila
521
Appendix H The Tashi Lamas Visit to India
528
Appendix J Reminiscences of a Visit to Pamiyangchi
537
Index of Subjects
543
2
547
The Laitkfivatfirasiitra
548
265
554
286
568
287
574
Index of Books
579
225
584
288
587
167
591
234
593
Index of Authors
595
173
597
29
609
Index of Sanskrit Terms
611
235
612
181
618
237
619
293
630
nderres
634
239
635
300
640
241
642
Proper Names
644
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