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Gangesa's Theory of Truth  - (Sanskrit Text+English Translation)
Gangesa's Theory of Truth - (Sanskrit Text+English Translation)

Gangesa's Theory of Truth - (Sanskrit Text+English Translation)

by Jitendranath Mohanty

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Language

English

Publisher

Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN

8120806182 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 221

Binding

Hardcover

Jitendranath Mohanty

Author: Jitendranath Mohanty
Translator(s)/ Edito: Jitendranath Mohanty
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 221
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120806182

Description

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.

Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition

Introduction

I. Preliminary Distinctions
1. Two senses of pramanya
2. Two kinds of pramatva
3. 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 Remarks

Pramanyavada - Text, Translation and Notes

Appendix:
Pramanya and Workability

Index

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