Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > Buddhist > Buddhist Logic and Epistemology (Studies in the Buddhist Analysis of Inference and Language)
Displaying 950 of 1580         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Buddhist Logic and Epistemology (Studies in the Buddhist Analysis of Inference and Language)
Buddhist Logic and Epistemology (Studies in the Buddhist Analysis of Inference and Language)
Description
About the Book

The history of Buddhist logical and epistemological theories constitutes an interesting study for Buddhist religious scholars and philosophers.

This volume contains scholarly essays, presented at a seminar, that make an in- depth study of Buddhist logical theory in the background of Buddhist epistemology. Scholars from different parts of the world combine historical and philological scholarship with philosophical acumen and linguistic insight to examine the issues relating to problems of inductive logic and the problem of meaning and the universals. They also address the crucial question regarding the relevance of logical theory to Buddhism, especially to the philosophical soteriology such as Madhyamika. Using both Tibetan and Sanskrit texts to delve deep into the logical issues and philosophical questions, they focus attention on two crucial philosophical concepts: trairupya or the triple character of evidence, and apoha — it’s meaning as “exclusion”. They examine the contributions of Buddhist scholars of yore in this regard, such as that of the Buddhist master Dinnaga and his general theory of inference, and in particular, his Hetucakradamarti, a study of propositions; Dharmakirti, particularly his theory of inference and definition of “points of defeat”; besides antaraksita and Ratnakirti.

The volume, offering original perspectives based on detailed study of ancient texts and their interpretations will prove an informative source for scholars of lndolog particularly those involved in Buddhist religion and philosophy.

About the Author

Bimal Krishna Matilal (1935-1991) was an eminent Indian philosopher. The upadhi (degree) of Tarkatirtha (master of Logic) was awarded to him in 1962. Matilal secured a Fuibright Fellowship and completed his PhD under Ingalls on the Navya Nyaya doctrine of negation, between 1962 and 1965. During this period he also studied with W.V.O. Quine. Subsequently, he was professor of Sanskrit at the University of Toronto, and in 1977 he was elected as Spalding Professor at Oxford University, succeeding Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and R.C. Zaehner.

Preface

FOR the first time in recent history, seventeen scholars from all over the world (India, Japan, Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States) collaborated here to produce a volume containing an in-depth study of Buddhist logical theory in the background of Buddhist epistemology. The Tibetan tradition identifies this important chapter in the history of Buddhist philosophy as the pramana school. It owes its origin to the writings of the great Buddhist master, Dinnaga (circa CE 480- 540), whose influence was to spread far beyond India, as well as to his celebrated interpreter of seventh century CE, Dharmakirti, whose texts presented the standard version of the school for the later Buddhist and non-Buddhist authors for a long time.

The history of Buddhist and Indian logical and epistemological theorie constitutes an interesting study not only for the Buddhist scholars but also for philosophers as well as historians of philosophy in general. Each author of this anthology combines historical and philological scholarship with philosophical acumen and linguistic insight. Each of them uses original textual (Tibetan or Sanskirt) material to resolve logical issues and philosophical questions. Attention has been focused upon two crucial philosophical concepts: trairupya (the “triple” character of evidence) and apoha (meaning as “exclusion”). Broadly, the issues are concerned with the problems of inductive logic and the problem of meaning and universals. Besides, some authors address themselves to the general question: why and in what sense does logical theory become relevant to Buddhism, especially to the philosophical soteriology such as Madhyamika?

Almost all the essays presented here were part of a seminar at Oxford organized by Bimal K. Matilal under the auspices of the International Association for Buddhist Studies in August 1982. Only two papers were written for the conference but not officially presented because the authors were unable to attend.

The Editors would like to thank Dr. Mark Siderits for preparing the index for this volume.

Contents

Preface vii
1 Buddhist Logic and Epistemology1
(Bimal Krishna Matilal)
2 An Interpretation of Anyapoha in Dinnaga’s General Theory of Inference40
(Richard P. Hayes)
3 Three Systems of Buddhist Logic68
(Hans G. Herzberger)
4 Dharmakirti and His Theory of Inference89
(Brendan S. Gillon)
5 Some Thoughts on Antarvyapti, Bahirvyapti, and Trairupya102
(Kamaleswar Bhattacharya)
6 Dinnaga and Post-Russell Logic119
(R.S.Y.Crn)
7 Metalogical Remarks on the Procrustean Translation of the Buddhist Parärthanumäna into the Anglo-European Predicate Calculus129
(Douglas Dunsmore Daye)
8 Dharmakirti’s Definition of ‘Points of Defeat” (Nigrahasthana)149
(Michael Torsten Much)
9 Apoha and illustsapavgrka160
(Radhika Herzberger)
10 JflanarImitra on Apoha188
(Shoryu Katsura)
11 Apoha Theory and Pre-Dinnaga Views on Sentence-Meaning202
(K. Kunjunni Raja)
12 Was antaraksita a “Positivist”?208
(Mark Siderits)
13 Identity and Referential Opacity in Tibetan Buddhist Apoha Theory226
(Tom Tillemans)
14 Does the Madhyamika Have a Thesis and Philosophical Position?247
(D. Seyfort Ruegg)
15 Bhavya’s Critique of YogacAra in the Madhyamakaratnapradipa259
(Christian Lindtner)
16 The Concept of Reason in Jnanagarbha’s Svatantrika Madhyamaka285
(Malcolm David Eckel)
17 Ratnakirti on Apoha315
(Gopikamohan Bhattacharya)
Index325

Buddhist Logic and Epistemology (Studies in the Buddhist Analysis of Inference and Language)

Item Code:
NAD361
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2012
Publisher:
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN:
9788124606384
Size:
9.0 inch X 5.5 inch
Pages:
352
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 553 gms
Price:
$40.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Buddhist Logic and Epistemology (Studies in the Buddhist Analysis of Inference and Language)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 3217 times since 8th Nov, 2012
About the Book

The history of Buddhist logical and epistemological theories constitutes an interesting study for Buddhist religious scholars and philosophers.

This volume contains scholarly essays, presented at a seminar, that make an in- depth study of Buddhist logical theory in the background of Buddhist epistemology. Scholars from different parts of the world combine historical and philological scholarship with philosophical acumen and linguistic insight to examine the issues relating to problems of inductive logic and the problem of meaning and the universals. They also address the crucial question regarding the relevance of logical theory to Buddhism, especially to the philosophical soteriology such as Madhyamika. Using both Tibetan and Sanskrit texts to delve deep into the logical issues and philosophical questions, they focus attention on two crucial philosophical concepts: trairupya or the triple character of evidence, and apoha — it’s meaning as “exclusion”. They examine the contributions of Buddhist scholars of yore in this regard, such as that of the Buddhist master Dinnaga and his general theory of inference, and in particular, his Hetucakradamarti, a study of propositions; Dharmakirti, particularly his theory of inference and definition of “points of defeat”; besides antaraksita and Ratnakirti.

The volume, offering original perspectives based on detailed study of ancient texts and their interpretations will prove an informative source for scholars of lndolog particularly those involved in Buddhist religion and philosophy.

About the Author

Bimal Krishna Matilal (1935-1991) was an eminent Indian philosopher. The upadhi (degree) of Tarkatirtha (master of Logic) was awarded to him in 1962. Matilal secured a Fuibright Fellowship and completed his PhD under Ingalls on the Navya Nyaya doctrine of negation, between 1962 and 1965. During this period he also studied with W.V.O. Quine. Subsequently, he was professor of Sanskrit at the University of Toronto, and in 1977 he was elected as Spalding Professor at Oxford University, succeeding Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and R.C. Zaehner.

Preface

FOR the first time in recent history, seventeen scholars from all over the world (India, Japan, Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States) collaborated here to produce a volume containing an in-depth study of Buddhist logical theory in the background of Buddhist epistemology. The Tibetan tradition identifies this important chapter in the history of Buddhist philosophy as the pramana school. It owes its origin to the writings of the great Buddhist master, Dinnaga (circa CE 480- 540), whose influence was to spread far beyond India, as well as to his celebrated interpreter of seventh century CE, Dharmakirti, whose texts presented the standard version of the school for the later Buddhist and non-Buddhist authors for a long time.

The history of Buddhist and Indian logical and epistemological theorie constitutes an interesting study not only for the Buddhist scholars but also for philosophers as well as historians of philosophy in general. Each author of this anthology combines historical and philological scholarship with philosophical acumen and linguistic insight. Each of them uses original textual (Tibetan or Sanskirt) material to resolve logical issues and philosophical questions. Attention has been focused upon two crucial philosophical concepts: trairupya (the “triple” character of evidence) and apoha (meaning as “exclusion”). Broadly, the issues are concerned with the problems of inductive logic and the problem of meaning and universals. Besides, some authors address themselves to the general question: why and in what sense does logical theory become relevant to Buddhism, especially to the philosophical soteriology such as Madhyamika?

Almost all the essays presented here were part of a seminar at Oxford organized by Bimal K. Matilal under the auspices of the International Association for Buddhist Studies in August 1982. Only two papers were written for the conference but not officially presented because the authors were unable to attend.

The Editors would like to thank Dr. Mark Siderits for preparing the index for this volume.

Contents

Preface vii
1 Buddhist Logic and Epistemology1
(Bimal Krishna Matilal)
2 An Interpretation of Anyapoha in Dinnaga’s General Theory of Inference40
(Richard P. Hayes)
3 Three Systems of Buddhist Logic68
(Hans G. Herzberger)
4 Dharmakirti and His Theory of Inference89
(Brendan S. Gillon)
5 Some Thoughts on Antarvyapti, Bahirvyapti, and Trairupya102
(Kamaleswar Bhattacharya)
6 Dinnaga and Post-Russell Logic119
(R.S.Y.Crn)
7 Metalogical Remarks on the Procrustean Translation of the Buddhist Parärthanumäna into the Anglo-European Predicate Calculus129
(Douglas Dunsmore Daye)
8 Dharmakirti’s Definition of ‘Points of Defeat” (Nigrahasthana)149
(Michael Torsten Much)
9 Apoha and illustsapavgrka160
(Radhika Herzberger)
10 JflanarImitra on Apoha188
(Shoryu Katsura)
11 Apoha Theory and Pre-Dinnaga Views on Sentence-Meaning202
(K. Kunjunni Raja)
12 Was antaraksita a “Positivist”?208
(Mark Siderits)
13 Identity and Referential Opacity in Tibetan Buddhist Apoha Theory226
(Tom Tillemans)
14 Does the Madhyamika Have a Thesis and Philosophical Position?247
(D. Seyfort Ruegg)
15 Bhavya’s Critique of YogacAra in the Madhyamakaratnapradipa259
(Christian Lindtner)
16 The Concept of Reason in Jnanagarbha’s Svatantrika Madhyamaka285
(Malcolm David Eckel)
17 Ratnakirti on Apoha315
(Gopikamohan Bhattacharya)
Index325
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Walking Along the Paths of Buddhist Epistemology
by Madhumita Chattopadhyay
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDK207
$40.00
Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge
by K.N. Jayatilleke
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IHL103
$40.00
Against a Hindu God (Buddhist Philosophy of Religion in India)
by Parimal G. Patil
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Dev Publishers & Distributors
Item Code: NAG090
$55.00
An Introduction To Buddhist Philosophy in India and Tibet
by Zahiruddin Ahmad
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Aditya Prakashan
Item Code: IDK732
$65.00
Buddhist Theory of Momentariness (A Case Study of Ksanabhangasiddhi of Ratnakirti)
by Dr. Vibha Aggarwal
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Parimal Publications
Item Code: NAE841
$20.00
Buddhist Thought and Ritual
by David J. Kalupahana
Paperback (Edition: 2001)
Motilal Banarsidas Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDD471
$30.00
Paradigm of Hindu-Buddhist Relations
by Markarand Paranjape
Paperback
Samvad India
Item Code: IDK707
$40.00
Buddhist Logic (2 Vols.)
by Th. Stcherbatsky
Hardcover (Edition: 1996)
Motilal Banarsidass publishers
Item Code: IDC857
$70.00
Skillful Means (The Heart of Buddhist Compassion)
by John W. Schroeder
Hardcover (Edition: 2004)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAE938
$35.00
Buddhist Ethics in Impermanence
by M.V. Ram Kumar Ratnam & K. Srinivas
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAE705
$30.00
The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux: An Exposition of the Philosophy of Critical Realism as Expounded by the  
School of Dignaga
by Satkari Mookerjee
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited
Item Code: IDC142
$45.00
The Principles of Buddhist Psychology
by David J. Kalupahana
Hardcover (Edition: 1992)
Sri Satguru Publications
Item Code: IHL040
$30.00

Testimonials

I’ve received my blue scarf and I am delighted. I am impressed by your professionalism. Thank you so much! I will place another order soon.
Celine, France
Received the consignment in time. Excellent service. I place on record your prompt service and excellent way the product was packed and sent. Kindly accept my appreciation and thanks for all those involved in this work. My prayers t the Almighty to continue the excellent service for the many more years to come. Long live EXOTIC INDIA and its employees
N.KALAICHELVAN, Tamil Nadu
A very thorough and beautiful website and webstore. I have tried for several years to get this Bhagavad Gita Home Study Course from Arshavidya and have been unable. Was so pleased to find it in your store!
George Marshall
A big fan of Exotic India. Have been for years and years. I am always certain to find exactly what I am looking for in your merchandise.
John Dash, western New York, USA
I just got my order and it’s exactly as I hoped it would be!
Nancy, USA.
It is amazing. I am really very very happy with your excellent service. I received the book today in an awesome condition. Thanks again.
Shambhu, New York.
Thank you for making available some many amazing literary works!
Parmanand Jagnandan, USA
I have been very happy with your service in selling Puranas. I have bought several in the past and am happy with the packaging and care you exhibit. Thank you for this Divine Service.
Raj, USA
Thank you very much! My grandpa received the book today and the smile you put on his face was priceless. He has been trying to order this book from other companies for months now. He only recently asked me for help and you have made this transaction so easy. My grandpa is so happy he wants to order two more copies. I am currently in the process of ordering 2 more.
Rinay, Australia
I would just let you know that today I received my order. It was packed so beautifully and what lovely service.
Caroline, Australia
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2016 © Exotic India