Indian logic in its sources on validity of inference
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Indian logic in its sources on validity of inference by Mrinalkanti Gangopadhyaya

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Published by Munshiram Manoharlal in New Delhi .
Written in English


  • Nyaya.,
  • Inference.

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Edition Notes

StatementMrinal Kanti Gangopadhyay.
LC ClassificationsB132.N8 G336 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 173 p. ;
Number of Pages173
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2691894M
LC Control Number85900922

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The development of Indian logic dates back to the anviksiki of Medhatithi Gautama (c. 6th century BCE); the Sanskrit grammar rules of Pāṇini (c. 5th century BCE); the Vaisheshika school's analysis of atomism (c. 6th century BCE to 2nd century BCE); the analysis of inference by Gotama (c. 6th century BC to 2nd century CE), founder of the Nyaya school of Hindu . Nyana is the most rational and logical of all the classical Indian philosophical systems. In the study of Nyana philosophy, Karikavali with its commentary Muktavali, both by Visvanatha Nyayapancanana, with the commentaries Dinakari and Ramarudri, have been of decisive significance for the last few centuries as advanced introductions to this : John Vattanky. Inference in Indian logic is ‘deductive and inductive’, ‘formal as well as material’. In essence, it is the method of scientific enquiry. Indian ‘formal logic’ is thus not ‘formal’, in the sense generally understood: in Indian logic ‘form’ cannot be entirely separated from ‘content’.File Size: KB. The validity of an inference depends on the form of the inference. That is, the word "valid" does not refer to the truth of the premises or the conclusion, but rather to the form of the inference. An inference can be valid even if the parts are false, and can be invalid even if some parts are true.

the validity of an inference in such a way that it follows from the account or is directly included in the account that a valid inference lends itself for justifications – in particular, that a valid deductive inference delivers a conclusive ground for its conclusion, given conclusive grounds for its File Size: KB. Indian Logic. A Reader. Richmond: Curzon. ———. "Ancient Indian Logic as a Theory of Case-Based Reasoning." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. Gangopadhyay, Mrinal Kanti. "The Concept of Upadhi in Nyaya Logic." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. ———. Indian Logic in Its Sources. On Validity of. Six Systems of Indian Philosophy. By Sanjeev Nayyar the source of valid knowledge. Actually, Nyaya is a school of logic, and all other schools of Indian philosophy use the Nyaya system of logic, in whole or in part, as a foundation for philosophical reasoning and debate. these methods inference is the most important source of correct. LOGIC AND INFERENCE IN INDIAN PHILOSOPHY By the fifth century BCE great social change was taking place in India and a period of intense intellectual activity came into being. Rational inquiry into a wide range of topics was under way, including agriculture, architecture, astronomy, grammar, law, logic, mathematics, medicine, phonology, and statecraft.

voted principally to logic. The Indian tradition of logic reached its peak in the Navya Nyaya school of medieval India.¯ 1. Introduction This article is a general survey of the tradition of logic (anv¯¯ı, ny¯aya, or tarka in Sanskrit) in India. This tradition is very old and can be seen in its File Size: 67KB. Western Logic is primarily deductive or formal logic. Ages back Sextus Empiricus raised questions about informativeness of logic - it challenged a conception of logic that could be regarded as a science of discovery. Deductive logic could prove us. The history of logic deals with the study of the development of the science of valid inference ().Formal logics developed in ancient times in India, China, and methods, particularly Aristotelian logic (or term logic) as found in the Organon, found wide application and acceptance in Western science and mathematics for millennia. The Stoics, especially . 'This book widely covers the entire range of logical reasoning in Indian thought. At several places we comes across astute interpretations of Indian logic by various scholars. The unique contours and distinctive features of Indian logic by comparing and contrasting it with Western logic are effectively elucidated by the authors of the by: