Author: Pradeep P GokhalePublisher: Sri Satguru PublicationsYear: 1992Language: EnglishPages: 332ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170303192
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 finds 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.
FOREWORDPREFACEABBREVIATIONSINTRODUCTIONCHAPTERSI. The Nature of Inference and Fallacies Accepted by Pre-Aksapada Indian Logicians (Especially by Caraka)II. The Nature of Inference and Hetvabhasa Described by Aksapada and VatsyayanaPart I: On InferencePart II: On hetvabhasasIII. The Nature of Anumana and Sadhanabhasa According to DinnagaPart I: On anumanaPart II: On SadhanabhasaIV. Udyotakara on Anumana and Hetvabhasa Part I: On anumanaPart II: On hetvabhasaV. The Nature of Anumana and sadhanabhasa according to DharmakirtiPart I: On anumanaPart II: On Sadhanabhasa VI: Anumana and Hetvabhasa According to Jayantabhatta, Bhasarvajna and VacaspatimisraPart I: On anumanaPart II: On fallaciesVI. Chala, Jati, Nigrahasthana, Prasana Nayabhasa and Fallacies of DefinitionPart I: On ChalaPart II: On JatiPart III: On NigrahasthanasPart IV: On prasangaPart V: On nayabhasaPart VII: On fallacies of definition VIII: Inferences and Fallacies discussed in ancient Indian Logic and Western LogicPart I: InferencesPart II: Fallacies IX: conclusionsAPPENDICESBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX