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Inference and Fallacies as Discussed in Ancient Indian Logic (with special reference to Nyaya and Buddhism)

Pradeep P. Gokhale

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ISBN 10: 8170303192 / ISBN 13: 9788170303190
Published by Sri Satguru Publications, 1992
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Aksapada, Vatsyayana, Udyotakara, Jayantabhatta, Vacaspatimisra, and Bhasarvajna as the Ancient Nyaya thinkers and Dinnaga and Dharmakirti as the Buddhist logicians did elucidate in their works the Nature of anumana and hervabhasa; but in doing so they also developed over the conceptions of the same available at their times. One of the major tasks of Dr. Pradeep Gokhale in this book is to Sketch out the way in which the two concepts changed and developed at the hands of these logicians. Apart from anumana and hetvabhasa one find in this book a detailed Study of chala, jati, nigrahasthana, nayabhasa, prasanga and fallacies of definitions and their respective place in the Indian theory of fallacy. The Indian Account of fallacies has also been compared critically with western one. Contents: Foreword Preface Introduction Chap. I : THE Nature OF INFERENCE AND FALLACIES ACCEPTED BY PRE-AKSAPADA INDIAN LOGICIANS (ESPECIALLY BY CARAKA) : 1. The Upanisadic Awareness of Fallacies 2. Caraka`s Terms Useful for Understanding the Nature of Debate 3. The Nature of Hostile Debate 4. Caraka on Jati and Nigrahasthana 5. Caraka`s Concept of Inference 6. Caraka`s Account of Hetvabhasa 7. Savyabhicara, Viruddha and kalatita 8. Concluding Remarks Chap. II : THE NATURE OF INFERENCE AND HETVABHASA DESCRIBED BY AKSAPADA AND VATSYAYANA : Part I : On Inference : 1. Anumana as Pramana 2. The Nature of Analogical Reasoning 3. Induction and Analogical Reasoning 4-5. Aksapada`s Concept of Anumana 6-8. Vatsyayana on Anumana and sadhyasadhanabhava 9. Vatsyayana`s Distinction between Anumana and Jati Part II : On Hetvabhasas : 10. The Number of hetvabhasas 11-12. Aksapada and Vatsyayana on Savyabhicara 13-14. On Viruddha 15-17. On Prakaranasama 18-20. On Sadhyasama 21-23. On Kalatita Chap. III : THE NATURE OF ANUMANA AND SADHANABHASA ACCORDING TO DINNAGA : Part I : On Anumana : 1. Dinnaga`s Contribution to Indian Logic 2-4. Analysis of his Three CEs of Hetu 5. His Conception of Hetu-sadhya-relation 6. Results of the Analysis of the Three CEs 7-8. The Form of Dinnaga`s Pararthanumana 9. Dinnaga on Kevalanvayi Inference 10. Comments on the Two Forms of Pararthanumana 11. Dinnaga`s Concept of Anumana as Analogical Reasoning Part II : On Sadhanabhasa : 12. The Three Types of sadhanabhasa 13-18. Dinnaga`s Classification of paksabhasa 19. Sankarasvamin`s Additions 20-21. The Remarks on Dinnaga`s Account of Paksabhasa 22. The Inseparability of Dinnaga`s `Hetu` from his `Drstanta` 23. Dinnaga`s Classification of Asiddha 24. Some Possible Additions 25. Dinnaga`s Account of Contextual Fallacies 26-28. On sadharana-anaikantika 29-30. On Viruddha 31. On Asadharana-anaikantika 32. On Dinnaga`s Way of Classifying Hetvabhasas 33. Some Possible` Additions to Dinnaga`s List of Hetvabhasas 34. Dinnaga on Viruddhavyabhicari 35-39. His Account of Drstantabhasa 40. On his `Syntactical Fallacies` Chap. IV : UDYOTAKARA ON ANUMANA AND HETVABHASA : Part I : Qn Anumana 1. The Background 2. Udyotakara`s Conception of Hetu-sadhya-relation 3-7. Udyotakara`s Concepts of Purely Positive and Purely Negative Analogies Part II : On Hetvabhasa : 8. Udyotakara`s Principle in Accounting for Hetvabhasas 9. Udyotakara`s Method of Classifying Hetvabhasas 10-11. His First Classification 12. `The Elementary Defective States of Hetu with Respect to Paksa` According to Udyotakara 13. His Second Classification 14. His Third Classification 15-16. Concluding Remarks Chap. V : THE NATURE OF ANUMANA AND Sadhanabhasa According To Dharmakirti : Part I : On Anumana : 1. The Two Problems before Dharmakirti 2-3. Dharmakirti`s Conception of vyapti 4. The Three CEs of Hetu According to Dinnaga and Dharmakirti 5. The Problem of Establishing Vyapti 6. The Status of Tadatmya & Tadutpatti 7. Dharmakirti on the Distinction between Formal and Material Implication 8. The Relation between A Printed Pages: 327. Bookseller Inventory # 37508

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Publication Date: 1992

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