The Character of Logic in India

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Bimal Krishna Matilal, Jonardon Ganeri, Heeraman Tiwari
SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Philosophy - 180 pages
The Character of Logic in India is the last work of the eminent philosopher Bimal Krishna Matilal. It traces the origins of logical theory in India, with chapters on the general characteristics of Indian logic, the analysis of debate, Dinnaga and the triple-conditioned sign, Dharmakirti and the problem of induction, the Jaina contribution to logic, and later developments in Navya-Nyaya.
 

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Contents

Debates and Directives
31
Tricks and Checks in Debate
60
A New Era in Logical Thinking
88
Dharmakirti and the Problem of Induction in India
108
The Jaina Contribution to Logic
127
Technical Developments in
140
Philosophers Discussed
169
Index
177
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About the author (1998)

Bimal Krishna Matilal was the Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics, and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

Jonardon Ganeri is Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Nottingham, and Matilal Lecturer in Indian Philosophy, King's College London.

Heeraman Tiwari earned his Ph.D. at Oxford and is a research analyst and broadcaster for the BBC Hindi World Service in London.

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