Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
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.
.
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
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Philosophy > Hindu > The Nyaya Sutras of Gotama
Displaying 1773 of 2827         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Nyaya Sutras of Gotama
Pages from the book
The Nyaya Sutras of Gotama
Look Inside the Book
Description

About the Book:

The Nyaya Sutra of Gotama is an important treatise on Indian logic and is regarded as the earliest work of Nyaya philosophy. Written in the aphoristic style, it is believed to have been comprised by Gotama, Gautama or Aksapads who is also considered to be the founder of the Nyaya system of philosophy. That the Nyaya sutra was an important work is also evident from the numerous commentaries on the text which were written through centuries. The Nyaya Sutra is divided into five books, each containing two chapters called ahnikas or Diurnal portions. Originally, this system only propounded the rational system of philosophy as means of valid knowledge, entirely shown of scriptural dogmas. In course of time, however, this system of philosophy also recognized and assimilated the other system of philosophy such as the Vaisesika, Yoga, Mimamsa, Samkhya, etc.

In the present translation of the Nyaya Sutras of Goutama, Mahamahopadhyaya Satisa Chandra Vidyabhusana has not only given an accurate rendering of this difficult text, but has also defined each term along with detailed explanation of the meaning underlying them in modern parlance. Apart from the translation, the present edition also contains a detailed introduction in which is given an account of the historical background of the text and its author, an alphabetical index to the Sutras, an index of words in English and a word index to the Nyaya Sutras, thus enhancing its value for the scholars interested in the subject.




 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

 

BOOK I, CHAPTER I.

The Sixteen categories
Release
Means of knowledge
Perception defined
Inference defined
Comparison defined
Word or verbal testimony defined
Objects of Knowledge
Soul defined
Body defined
Sense defined
Element defined
Qualities of earth etc
Intellect defined
Mind defined
Activity defined and explained
Fault defined
Transmigration defined
Fruit defined
Pain defined
Release defined
Doubt defined and explained
Purpose defined
Example or familiar instance
Tenet defined
A dogma of all the Schools
A dogma peculiar to some School
A hypothetical dogma
An implied dogma
Members of a syllogism
Proposition
Reason
Homogeneous or affirmative reason
Heterogeneous or negative reason
Example
Homogeneous or affirmative example
Heterogeneous or negative example
Application, affirmative and negative
Conclusion
Confutation
Ascertainment

BOOK I, CHAPTER II.

Discussion
Wrangling
Cavil
Fallacies of reason
The erratic
The contradictory
The controversial or equal to the question
The reciprocal or unproved
The mistimed
Quibble
Quibble in respect of a term
Quibble in respect of a genus
Quibble in respect of a metaphor
Futility
An occasion for rebuke

BOOK II, CHAPTER I.

Doubt examined
The means and objects of knowledge examined
Perception examined
Special kinds of knowledge
The relation of perception and inference
The whole and its part
Inference examined
The time present, past and future
Comparison examined
Word or verbal testimony examined
The Veda examined
Injunction
Persuasion
Praise
Blame
Warning
Prescription
Reinculcation
Tautology
The Medical Science

BOOK II, CHAPTER II.

Means of knowledge examined
Rumour
Presumption
Probability
Non-existence
The nature of sound examined
Otherness
Letters, their modifications and substitutes
Word
Individual
Form
Genus

BOOK III, CHAPTER I.

Sense is not soul.
Body is not soul
Duality of the eye
Remembrance
Mind is not soul
The soul established
The body is earthly
The eye-ball is material
The senses are material
The eye and its ray
The senses are more than one
Touch
The senses are five
The qualities of the elements

BOOK III, CHAPTER II.

Intellect or knowledge is not eternal
Knowledge is not momentary
The nature of the knowledge
Recollection
Desire and aversion
The mind is not the seat of knowledge
Memory and its causes
Knowledge is not a natural quality of the body
Non-simultaneousness of knowledge
The mind is atomic
Desert producing the body

BOOK IV, CHAPTER I.

Activity
Faults
Stupidity
Transmigration
Entity does not arise from non-entity
God
Production from no-cause
All are not non-eternal
All are not eternal
All are not distinct
Self-existence and relative non-existence
No fixity of number
Fruit examined
Pain examined
Release examined
Debts and troubles

BOOK IV, CHAPTER II.

The rise of true knowledge
The whole and its parts
Atom
The non-reality of things
False apprehension
Meditation
Discussion, wrangling and cavil

BOOK V, CHAPTER I.

Futility
Balancing the homogeneity
Balancing the heterogeneity
Balancing an addition
Balancing a subtraction
Balancing the questionable
Balancing the unquestionable
Balancing the alternative
Balancing the reciprocity
Balancing the co-presence
Balancing the mutual absence
Balancing the infinite regression
Balancing the counter-example
Balancing the non-produced
Balancing the doubt
Balancing the controversy
Balancing the non-reason
Balancing the presumption
Balancing the non-difference
Balancing the demonstration
Balancing the perception
Balancing the non-perception
Balancing the non-eternal
Balancing the eternal
Balancing the effect
Admission of an opinion
Six-winged disputation

BOOK V, CHAPTER II.

Occasions for rebuke
Hurting the proposition
Shifting the proposition
Opposing the proposition
Renouncing the proposition
Shifting the reason
Shifting the topic
The meaningless
The unintelligible
The inopportune
Saying too little
Saying too much
Repetition
Silence
Ignorance
Non-ingenuity
Evasion
Admission of an opinion
Overlooking the censurable
Censuring the non-censurable
Fallacies of a reason.

Sample Page


The Nyaya Sutras of Gotama

Item Code:
IDD829
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2003
ISBN:
81-215-1096-1
Language:
English
Size:
9.8" X 6.5"
Pages:
237
Other Details:
weight of book 513 gms
Price:
$31.00   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Nyaya Sutras of Gotama

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 10210 times since 21st Oct, 2014

About the Book:

The Nyaya Sutra of Gotama is an important treatise on Indian logic and is regarded as the earliest work of Nyaya philosophy. Written in the aphoristic style, it is believed to have been comprised by Gotama, Gautama or Aksapads who is also considered to be the founder of the Nyaya system of philosophy. That the Nyaya sutra was an important work is also evident from the numerous commentaries on the text which were written through centuries. The Nyaya Sutra is divided into five books, each containing two chapters called ahnikas or Diurnal portions. Originally, this system only propounded the rational system of philosophy as means of valid knowledge, entirely shown of scriptural dogmas. In course of time, however, this system of philosophy also recognized and assimilated the other system of philosophy such as the Vaisesika, Yoga, Mimamsa, Samkhya, etc.

In the present translation of the Nyaya Sutras of Goutama, Mahamahopadhyaya Satisa Chandra Vidyabhusana has not only given an accurate rendering of this difficult text, but has also defined each term along with detailed explanation of the meaning underlying them in modern parlance. Apart from the translation, the present edition also contains a detailed introduction in which is given an account of the historical background of the text and its author, an alphabetical index to the Sutras, an index of words in English and a word index to the Nyaya Sutras, thus enhancing its value for the scholars interested in the subject.




 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

 

BOOK I, CHAPTER I.

The Sixteen categories
Release
Means of knowledge
Perception defined
Inference defined
Comparison defined
Word or verbal testimony defined
Objects of Knowledge
Soul defined
Body defined
Sense defined
Element defined
Qualities of earth etc
Intellect defined
Mind defined
Activity defined and explained
Fault defined
Transmigration defined
Fruit defined
Pain defined
Release defined
Doubt defined and explained
Purpose defined
Example or familiar instance
Tenet defined
A dogma of all the Schools
A dogma peculiar to some School
A hypothetical dogma
An implied dogma
Members of a syllogism
Proposition
Reason
Homogeneous or affirmative reason
Heterogeneous or negative reason
Example
Homogeneous or affirmative example
Heterogeneous or negative example
Application, affirmative and negative
Conclusion
Confutation
Ascertainment

BOOK I, CHAPTER II.

Discussion
Wrangling
Cavil
Fallacies of reason
The erratic
The contradictory
The controversial or equal to the question
The reciprocal or unproved
The mistimed
Quibble
Quibble in respect of a term
Quibble in respect of a genus
Quibble in respect of a metaphor
Futility
An occasion for rebuke

BOOK II, CHAPTER I.

Doubt examined
The means and objects of knowledge examined
Perception examined
Special kinds of knowledge
The relation of perception and inference
The whole and its part
Inference examined
The time present, past and future
Comparison examined
Word or verbal testimony examined
The Veda examined
Injunction
Persuasion
Praise
Blame
Warning
Prescription
Reinculcation
Tautology
The Medical Science

BOOK II, CHAPTER II.

Means of knowledge examined
Rumour
Presumption
Probability
Non-existence
The nature of sound examined
Otherness
Letters, their modifications and substitutes
Word
Individual
Form
Genus

BOOK III, CHAPTER I.

Sense is not soul.
Body is not soul
Duality of the eye
Remembrance
Mind is not soul
The soul established
The body is earthly
The eye-ball is material
The senses are material
The eye and its ray
The senses are more than one
Touch
The senses are five
The qualities of the elements

BOOK III, CHAPTER II.

Intellect or knowledge is not eternal
Knowledge is not momentary
The nature of the knowledge
Recollection
Desire and aversion
The mind is not the seat of knowledge
Memory and its causes
Knowledge is not a natural quality of the body
Non-simultaneousness of knowledge
The mind is atomic
Desert producing the body

BOOK IV, CHAPTER I.

Activity
Faults
Stupidity
Transmigration
Entity does not arise from non-entity
God
Production from no-cause
All are not non-eternal
All are not eternal
All are not distinct
Self-existence and relative non-existence
No fixity of number
Fruit examined
Pain examined
Release examined
Debts and troubles

BOOK IV, CHAPTER II.

The rise of true knowledge
The whole and its parts
Atom
The non-reality of things
False apprehension
Meditation
Discussion, wrangling and cavil

BOOK V, CHAPTER I.

Futility
Balancing the homogeneity
Balancing the heterogeneity
Balancing an addition
Balancing a subtraction
Balancing the questionable
Balancing the unquestionable
Balancing the alternative
Balancing the reciprocity
Balancing the co-presence
Balancing the mutual absence
Balancing the infinite regression
Balancing the counter-example
Balancing the non-produced
Balancing the doubt
Balancing the controversy
Balancing the non-reason
Balancing the presumption
Balancing the non-difference
Balancing the demonstration
Balancing the perception
Balancing the non-perception
Balancing the non-eternal
Balancing the eternal
Balancing the effect
Admission of an opinion
Six-winged disputation

BOOK V, CHAPTER II.

Occasions for rebuke
Hurting the proposition
Shifting the proposition
Opposing the proposition
Renouncing the proposition
Shifting the reason
Shifting the topic
The meaningless
The unintelligible
The inopportune
Saying too little
Saying too much
Repetition
Silence
Ignorance
Non-ingenuity
Evasion
Admission of an opinion
Overlooking the censurable
Censuring the non-censurable
Fallacies of a reason.

Sample Page


Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

Ayurveda…The Mantra Of Niramaya (Interactive CD-Rom On The Ancient System Of Indian Medicine) (CD - ROM)
Invis Multimedia (2008)
Item Code: ICI064
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mimamsa Nyaya Prakasa of Apadeva (An Old and Rare Book)
Item Code: NAM117
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Great service. Keep on helping the people
Armando, Australia
I bought DVs supposed to receive 55 in the set instead got 48 and was in bad condition appears used and dusty. I contacted the seller to return the product and the gave 100% credit with apologies. I am very grateful because I had bought and will continue to buy products here and have never received defective product until now. I bought paintings saris..etc and always pleased with my purchase until now. But I want to say a public thank you to whom it may concern for giving me the credit. Thank you. Navieta.
Navieta N Bhudu
I have no words to thank you and your company. I received the Saundarananda Maha Kavya that I have ordered from you few weeks ago. I hope to order any more books, if I will have a need. Thank you
Ven. Bopeththe, Sri Lanka
Thank you so much just received my order. Very very happy with the blouse and fast delivery also bindi was so pretty. I will sure order from you again.
Aneeta, Canada
Keep up the good work.
Harihar, Canada
I have bought Ganesh Bell in past and every visitors at my home has appreciated very much. You have quality product and good service. Keep it up with good business. This time I am buying Ganesh-Laxmi bells.
Kanu, USA
I am a long-time customer of Exotic India for gifts for me and friends and family. We are never disappointed. Your jewelry craftspeople are very skilled artists. You must treasure them. And we always look forward to the beautifully decorated boxes you use to ship your jewelry.
Diane, USA
I have always enjoyed browsing through the website. I was recently in south India, and was amazed to note that the bronze statues made in Kumbakonam and Thanjavur had similar pricing as Exotic India.
Heramba, USA
Thank you very much for your services. I ordered a Dhanvantari Deity from this site and it came quickly and in good condition. Now Sri Dhanvantari ji is worshipped regularly before seeing each client and in the offering of our medicinal products. Thanks again.
Max, USA
Thank you for shipping my 2 Books! Absolutli a great job in this short time, 3 working days from India to Switzerland it`s fantastic!!! You have won some new clients!
Ruedi, Switzerland
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India