xix, 213p., Bib., 23 cm. (Bibliotheca Indo-Buddhica Series No. 36)
CONTENTS:- 1. Vadanyaya and Buddhist Philosophy. 2. Pre-Vartika Consideration of Nigrahasthanas. 3. Udyotakara on Nigrahasthanas. 4. Salient Features of Dharmakirti's Methodology. 5. Spuriousness of the Nyaya Nigrahasthanas. 6. Nyaya and Buddhist Perspectives A point of Contrast. 7. The Post-Dharmakirti Nyaya Reactions.
The present work attempts to critically evaluate the Nyaya- Buddhist controversy regarding the Nature and status of Nigra-hasthanas with special reference to Dharmakirti's Vadanyaya. The standpoints of pre-Dharmakirti Nyaya philosophers concerning Nigrahasthanas is explicated and articulating Dharmakiriti's line of thinking concerning them, his Criticism of Nyaya Nigrahasthanas is given in details. Post-Dharmakirti Nyaya Reactions to Dharmakirti are critically considered and methodological perspectives of Nyaya and Buddhism concerning Nigrahasthanas and their implications are discussed. The whole exercise aims at placing the Vadanyaya and the Nyaya-Buddhist controversy concerning Nigrahasthanas in its proper perspective within the Framework of the History of Indian Philosophical Ideas understood appropriately. The work is published under Bibliotheca Indo-Buddhica Series.