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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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Motilal Banarsidass


8120806182 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 221



Jitendranath Mohanty

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


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

Pramanya and Workability


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