Abhinava Dharmabhusana Yati's Nyaya-Dipika: Primary Text of Jaina Logic and Epistemology; (Study, Text, Translatin & Notes)
Book ID : 15236
ISBN-10 : 81-7702-041-2 / 8177020412
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xxii, 362p., Figs., App., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Part I: Foreword. Preface. Introduction. I. Dharmabhusana's Treatment of Pramana: Introduction. 1. Etymological meaning of pramana. Historical development of the concept of pramana in the Indian logic tradition. 2. The Mimamsakas treatment of pramana. 3. The Buddhists' treatment of pramana. 4. Summary of the different viewpoints on the nature of pramana. Background of development of the treatment of pramana in the Jaina textual tradition. 5. Definitions of pramana provided by the Jaina logicians. The Jaina's viewpoint in the mutual discussions of pramana. 6. Dharmabhusana's treatment of pramana: his definition, refutation, and standpoint. 7. Conclusion. Footnotes. II. Dharmabhusana's Treatment of Pratyaksa: Introduction. 1. Etymological meaning of pratyaksa. The transition in the classification of pratyaksa in the Jaina textual tradition. 2. Controversial points of the concept of pratyaksa in mutual discussions by various systems of Indian logic. Standpoint of the Naiyayikas, the Buddhists and the Jainas. 3. Dharmabhusana's treatment of pratyaksa: definition, standpoint, and criticism to other systems. 4. Dharmabhusana's refutation towards the Buddhists and Naiyayikas. 5. Classification of pratyaksa provided by Dharmabhusana. 6. Conclusion. Footnotes. III. Dharmabhusana's Contribution in the Jaina Logic: Introduction. 1. Controversial points in ontological discussions between the Jaina and Buddhists. Three ontological standpoints in the Jaina's textual tradition. Dharmabhusana's treatment of the ontological issue. 2. List of quotations in the Nyaya Dipika. Examining the list of quotations. 3. Dharmabhusana’s period and historical background, abstract from the description of inscriptions and chronicles. Positioning of Dharmabhusana in the textual history; his epistemological standpoint, ontological standpoint, and synthesized standpoint. 6. Dharmabhusana's contribution to the Jaina logic tradition. Final conclusion. Footnotes. Part II: Text, Translation & Notes: 1. Text & Trns. Notes. 2. Text & Trans. Notes. 3. Text & Trans. Notes. References. Appendix. Index.
Presents a survey of the background and contribution, the author Dharmabhusana and his Nyaya Dipika. In the textual history of Jaina, the period from post-Vidyananda to pre-Yasovijaya is regarded as the declined one, which ceases to develop creativity in logic.
However Dharmabhusana provides some original ideas which have not been seen in other Jaina texts. He digests the concept of two aspects of knowledge given by Dharmakirti into his word and provides a different critical point from Akalanka’s presentation and so on. And, in fact; we can see Yasovijaya (protagonist in the new age of Jaina logic) makes reference to Dharmabhusana’s basic idea on tarka and applying it into his discussion with the Navya Nyaya.
Dr. Wakiryo proposes to revalue the Nyaya Dipika as the one that remains in the advance discussions, even though it has a form of primary text. It must be the contemporary prescribe text of the Jaina' Digambara sect in south at those period, i.e. age of sastrinic (methodical) study which refers to the other systems' view with centering on their own creeds, as well the Tarka Samgraha, Nyaya-siddhantamuktavali or Sarva-darsanasamgraha.