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Nyaya Theory of Knowledge

S.C. Chatterjee

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ISBN 10: 8180901467 / ISBN 13: 9788180901461
Published by Bharatiya Kala Prakashan, 2008
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The book is composed of Nyaya theory and its various factors such as pramana, doubt (sarhsya), error (viparyyaya), hypothetical argument (tarka), etc. Definition of valid knowledge (prama), parmana (method of knowledge), Nyaya criticism of the Bauddha views of pramana, Nyaya criticism of the Mimamsa and Saiikhya views, subject, object and method of valid knowledge, test of truth, Buddhist, Jaina, Prabhakara, Vedanta and Nyaya definitions of perception are also explained in detail in the book. The book also talks about ordinary perception, extraordinary perception, nature and definition of anumana (inference), grounds of inference, classification and logical forms of inference, fallacies of inference, etc. Upamana (comparison), its Nyaya definition, Jaina, Mimamsa, Vedanta views of Upamana, its classification, and Upamana` as an independent source of knowledge are other aspects of the book with sufficient light thrown upon them. The book also deals with Sabda (testimony), its Nyaya definition and different kinds, along with sounds and words and unity of words and the hypothesis of Sphota. In essence, the book touches almost every aspect of Nyaya theory. And, the order and presentation of matter in the book also contribute to make the book worth reading. CONTENTS: Preface; Introduction; I. METHOD OF VALID KNOWLEDGE (PRAMANA) : 1. Nature and Forms of Knowledge 2. Valid Knowledge and its Method (Prama and Pramana) 3. Factors of Valid Knowledge (Prama) 4. Test of Truth and Error II. PERCEPTION AS A METHOD OF KNOWLEDGE (PRATYAKSA-PRAMANA) : 5. Definition of Perception 6. Psychology of Perception 7. Ordinary Perception and its Objects 8. Three Modes of Ordinary Perception 9. Extraordinary Perception (Alaukika Pratyaksa) III. THEORY OF INFERENCE (ANUMANA-PRAMANA) : 10. Nature of Inference 11. Grounds of Inference 12. Classification and Logical Forms of Inference 13. Fallacies of Inference IV. UPAMANA OR COMPARISON : 14. Nature and Forms of Upamana 15. Upamana as an Independent Source of Knowledge (Pramana) V. SABDA OR TESTIMONY : 16. Nature and Classification of Sabda 17. Words (Pada) 18. Sentences (Vakya) 19. Other Sources of Knowledge Printed Pages: 382. Bookseller Inventory # 5017

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Title: Nyaya Theory of Knowledge

Publisher: Bharatiya Kala Prakashan

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Composed of Nyaya theory, and its various factors such as Pramana doubt [samsya], eror [viparyyaya], and hypothetical argument [tarka].

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Satischandra Chatterjee was formerly Head of the Department of Philosophy, Calcutta University. He was also Visiting Faculty of the University of Hawaii.

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