Author: John VattankyPublisher: Sri Satguru PublicationsYear: 1995Language: EnglishPages: 562ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170304350
The muktavali and its commentaries have been the most popular standard work on Navyanyaya. Yet no systematic translation and interpretation of these works are available in any modern language. Though there were some attempts to translate Muktavali, this is the first time that an attempt has been made to translate Dinakari into any modern language, Indian or Western.This solid introduction addressed to the serious students of Nyaya thought on sabda is lucid and it is intended to give them a first hand knowledte of all the salient features of the Nyaya Philosophy of Language.
FOREWORDPREFACEDEDICATIONABBREVIATIONSI. IntroductionII. Analysis of Karikavali, Muktavali and Dinakari-upamanakhanda and sabdakhandaIII. Text, Translation and Interpretation of Karikavali, Muktavali and Dinakari-upamanakhandaIV. Text, Translation and Interpretation of Karikavali, Muktavali and Dinakari-sabdakhanda1. Nature of Verbal Knowledge2. Means of Knowing Denotative Function: Grammar3. Other Means of Knowing Denotative Function4. Denotative Function is in the Individual Qualified by Form and Universal5. Division of Words6. Implication (laksana)7. Compounds8. Causes of Verbal Knowledge: Contiguity (asatti)9. Semantic Competency (yogyata)10. Syntactic Expectancy (akanksa)11. Intention of the Speaker (tatparya)APPENDIX: COMPARISION AND VERBAL TESTIMONY ARE SEPARATE MEANS OF VALID KNOWLEDGEBIBLIOGRAPHYGLOSSARYINDEX