Author: Jitendranath MohantyTranslator(s)/ Edito: Jitendranath MohantyPublisher: Motilal BanarsidassYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 221ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120806182
This book is a study on Gangesa's Pramanyavada, and contains a free English translation of the Sanskrit text. The Introduction discusses the concept of truth in Indian Philosophy, chiefly in the Nyaya and the Mimamsa Schools, and seeks to bring out Gangesa's contributions to this topic. At the same time, it attempts a critical assessment of the arguments and assumptions of the traditional Pramanya theories.
Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First EditionIntroduction I. Preliminary Distinctions 1. Two senses of pramanya 2. Two kinds of pramatva3. The theory of pramanya and the theory of prakasa 4. 'Satha' and 'paratah' II. Different Forms of the Svatah-pramanya Theory a) The Prabhakara theory b) The Bhatta theory c) The Misra theory d) The Vedanta theory III The Nyaya Theory of Paratah-pramanya a) The Nyaya Conception of Knowledge (Jnana) b) The Nyaya Conception of Pramanya c) The Nyaya Theory of Paratah-pramanya IV Critical Examination of the Arguments a) The utpatti or origination of truth b) The jnapti or apprehension of truth V Concluding RemarksPramanyavada - Text, Translation and Notes Appendix: Pramanya and Workability Index