Author: Satis Chandra VidyabhusanaPublisher: Motilal BanarsidassYear: 2002Language: multilingualPages: 648ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120805658
This work clearly marks the principal stages of Indian logic in the vast period of about two thousand years beginning from 640 B.C. 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 subject. It has drawn on original sources exhaustively. Besides the preface, introduction, foreword and table of contents, the work contains several appendices and indexes.
Portrait of the late MM Dr Satischandra Vidyabhusana Frontispiece Author’s PrefaceIntroductionForeword by sir Asutosh MukerjeeA List of the writings of the late Mahamahopadhyaya Dr. Satis Chandra VidyabhushanPART ITHE ANCIENT SCHOOL OF INDIAN LOGICSECTION IANVIKSIKI - THE SCIENCE OF INQUIRY CHAPTER IThe Growth of Anviksiki into an Art of DebateCHAPTER IIThe Teachers of Anviksiki (Philosophy and Logic)CHAPTER IIIThe Doctrines of AnviksikiCHAPTER IVReception accorded to AnviksikiSECTION IINYAYA SASTRA - THE SCIENCE OF TRUE REASONINGCHAPTER IThe Growth of NyayasastraCHAPTER II Contents of the Nyaya-SutraCHAPTER III Commentaries on the Nyaya-SutraCHAPTER IVThe comparative Estimate of the Anviksiki and the NyayaPART IITHE MEDIAEVAL SCHOOL OF INDIAN LOGICCALLED PRAMANASASTRA, THE SCIENCE OF RIGHT KNOWLEDGE.SECTION IJAINA LOGICCHAPTER ITopics of Logic mentioned in the Jaina Canons.CHAPTER IIEarly Jaina Writers on LogicCHAPTER IIIJaina Writers on Systematic LogicCHAPTER IVContinuity of Jaina LogicSECTION IITHE BUDDHIST LOGICCHAPTER ITopics of Logic mentioned in the old Buddhist LiteratureCHAPTER II Early Buddhist Writers on LogicCHAPTER III Systematic Buddhist Writers on LogicCHAPTER IVThe Decline of Buddhist LogicPART IIITHE MODERN SCHOOL OF INDIAN LOGICSECTION IPRAKARANA - MANUAL OF LOGICCHAPTER IThe Nyaya-prakarana reduces its categories to one.CHAPTER IINyaya-prakaranas embodying Vaisesika categoriesCHAPTER IIIThe Vaisesika Prakarana Embodying the Nyaya category of PramanaCHAPTER IVWorks treating of certain topics of the Nyaya and certain topics of the VaisesikaSECTION IITARKA-SASTRA - THE SCIENCE OF DIALECTICSCHAPTER I Formation of the Tarka-sastraCHAPTER IITattva-cintamani - the Earliest work on Tarka-sastraCHAPTER IIICommentaries on the Tattva-cintamaniCHAPTER IVPresent State of the Science of DialecticsAPPENDICESINDEXESTIBETAN INDEXES