Epistemology in Pracina and Navya Nyaya

Epistemology in Pracina and Navya Nyaya

Item Code: IDG415
Author: Sukharanjan Saha
Publisher: Jadavpur University
Edition: 2003
ISBN: 818695421X
Pages: 176
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.5" X 5.5"
About the Book:

Epistemology in Pracina and Navya Nyaya contains some ten essays which try to give an idea of Nyaya epistemology, not entirely from the point of view of Navya Nyaya. The views o both the schools have been taken into consideration and an attempt has been made to show how Vaisesika forms the link between them. The author also tries to look at Nyaya epistemology from the standpoint of contemporary Western epistemology and this he does by concentrating mostly on general issues in epistemology.

About the Author:

Sukharanjan Saha is Professor of Philosophy at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. His other books in Nyaya include Perspectives on Nyaya Logic and Epistemology (1987), Meaning, Truth and Predication: A Reconstruction of Nyaya Semantics (1990). He was the co-editor of The Sabdakhanda of Gangesa's Tattvacintamani (1991) and Rucidatta's Prakasa on it in a companion volume. He also edited Essays in Indian Philosophy (1991), which contains many articles in Nyaya.


1.Epistemology in Pracina
and Navya Nyaya
2.Kindred Points in an Old Epistemology6
3.Gangesa's Reactions to Some Gettier like Problems 59
4.The Unestablished Reason in Nyaya71
5.The Savyabhicara Hetvabhasa in Nyaya and Vaisesika Schools82
6.The Thesis of Nirvikalpaka in Nyaya and Vaisesika98
7.Truth as Avyabhicaritatva113
8.A Note on the Definition of Prama119
9. Nyaya Theory of Predication126
10.The Present and its Knowledge141
11.Types of Inference in Gautama and Vatsyayana 151
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