The Character of Logic in India (Suny Series in Indian Thought) (Suny Series in Indian Thought, Texts and Studies)

The Character of Logic in India Suny Series in Indian Thought Suny Series in Indian Thought Texts and Studies The last work of the eminent philosopher Bimal Krishna Matilal this book traces the origins of logical theory in India It is a lucid presentation on a most difficult topic Only a great scholar and te

  • Title: The Character of Logic in India (Suny Series in Indian Thought) (Suny Series in Indian Thought, Texts and Studies)
  • Author: Bimal Krishna Matilal Jonardon Ganeri Heeraman Tiwari
  • ISBN: 9780791437407
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Paperback
  • The last work of the eminent philosopher Bimal Krishna Matilal, this book traces the origins of logical theory in India It is a lucid presentation on a most difficult topic Only a great scholar and teacher like Matilal could have produced such a book It covers a large field with ease and grace J N Mohanty, Emory UniversityThe Character of Logic in India is the laThe last work of the eminent philosopher Bimal Krishna Matilal, this book traces the origins of logical theory in India It is a lucid presentation on a most difficult topic Only a great scholar and teacher like Matilal could have produced such a book It covers a large field with ease and grace J N Mohanty, Emory UniversityThe Character of Logic in India is the last work of the eminent philosopher Bimal Krishna Matilal It traces the origins of logical theory in India, with chapters on the general characteristics of Indian logic, the analysis of debate, Dinnaga and the triple conditioned sign, Dharmakirti and the problem of induction, the Jaina contribution to logic, and later developments in Navya Nyaya This book is a kind of scholarly and personal testament to an important and influential author, who was one of the exemplary mediators between Indian and Western thought in the twentieth century Matilal was equally committed to the rational and methodological traditions of Indian thought and to the analytical standards of modern Western thought, and his combination of expertise in both areas was unique The Character of Logic in India shows great pedagogical skills and makes concepts and problems which are not very familiar to most Western readers as transparent and clear as possible Wilhelm Halbfass, University of Pennsylvania

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    1. Probably the best introduction to logic in classical India I've come across, Matilal's book combines historical and philosophical insights with plenty of comparisons with Western logic, both historical and modern. This book would be of interest for anyone interested in the history of Indian philosophy and/or logical theory more generally. Parts of this get a bit technical, although readers could gloss over some of that material and still retain the basic ideas, which Matilal is usually keen to e [...]

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