General discourse on the subject of my philosophy part 9. The following article is from the book buddhist logic, a two volume english translation of 193032, reissued 1970. W42 wayman, alex millennium of buddhist logic bc05. Buddhist logicoepistemology is a term used in western scholarship for prama. Westernaristotelian logic doesnt tolerate contradictions principle of noncontradiction and everything has to be either true or false principle of the excluded middle, but buddhist logic follows a system called the catuskoti which implies that statements. Index of miscellaneous buddhist ebooks scriptoq library. Buddhist logicians think of inference as an instrument of knowledge prama. But for logic, philosophy, and buddhism nerds like me, absorbing like a whole bag o sponges.
Rob marked it as toread dec 25, views read edit view history. We believe eight step recovery using the buddhas teachings to overcome addiction is an important book. The early buddhist texts show that the historical buddha was familiar with. Stcherbatskywas a russian indologist who, in large part, was responsible for laying the foundations in the western world for the scholarly study of buddhidt and buddhist philosophy. The buddhist critique of caste is a more complex case. Under buddhist logic we understand a system of logic and epistemology created in india in the viviith century a. An illustration of a computer application window wayback machine an illustration of an open book. Buddhist logic reveals itself as the culminating point of a long course of indian philosophic history. Kaushik basu analytical development economics you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support.
Stcherbatsky stated that the palischool of buddhologists entirely overlooked. Logic made easy is a downtoearth stor logiy ocf an d language and how and why we make mistake logics in. According to the prevalent 20th and early 21st century western conception of logic, however, logical. New york new york published in the united kingdom by constable and company limited, 10 orange street, london w. The first volume is in the press and we hope that it will appear before long. Stcherbatsky the place of buddhist logic in the history of indian philo sophy.
This barcode number lets you verify that youre getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Steikellner and a number of excellent japanese scholars and. The common view that buddhism was a revolt against caste is highly problematic. Staal 0 london, london, england i an inference in indian logic can generally be written in the following form. As if that wasnt a subject broad, vast and hard enough, the author comparatively describes all the most important philosophical systems of indian classic period, and goes in depth to describe and. Just as the buddha offered the noble eightfold path as his recovery from suffering to the world, we offer eight steps of recovery to the world of people suffering from addiction, obsessions, compulsive behaviour and stinking thinking. However, when presented from a nonbuddhist frame of reference, the. These models developed in india during the 5th through 7th centuries. The nature of buddhist logic faculty of arts university of calgary. In english alone several translations are available, including editions by such noted scholars as max muller and dr. His book is an ideal text for a graduate course and would be of value to all those who wish to understand what vigorous applied theory can do in this area. But the question of the origins of logic as a formal discipline is of special interest to the historian of physics since it represents a turning inward to examine the very nature of reasoning and the relationship between thought and reality. Petersburg university in tsarist times, stcherbatsky was elected to the academy of sciences of the soviet union in 1918. Extemporaneous statement franklin merrellwolff december 3, 1972 the following is an extemporaneous, impromptu discourse.
Indoeuropean symposium on the reality of the external world and buddhist logic. Buddhist parables translated from the original pali by eugene watson burlingame fellow of the american academy of arts and sciences lecturer in pali 19171918 at yale university a parable, o monks, i here give unto you, that ye may understand the meaning of the matter. It is not, in our western sense, exclusively a work of logic, although it does deal with the problems of inference, of. Publication date 1930 topics ignca collection digitallibraryindia. We should not take indian proof formulae to be a kind of syllogism, as a great russian scholar of buddhist logic, stcherbatsky, and others have misunderstood. Pdf to text batch convert multiple files software please purchase personal license. Buddhist logic part one 1930 by theodore stcherbatsky author isbn. Buddhist logic and nagarjuna buddhism stack exchange. This paper aims at giving elements of an exposition, with critical observations, of an integral part of buddhist logic that which corresponds to what in western philosophy is referred to as syllogism as presented by stcherbatsky in part iii of his book buddhist logic 1930 which is. In chapter 2, you will discove that philosopherr s borrowed from ideas of mathematical proof as they became concerned about mistakes in logic in their neverending search fo truthr. Buddhist logic, the categorical nomenclature modern western discourse has extended to buddhadharma traditions of hetuvidya sanskrit and pramanavada sanskrit, which arose circa 500ce, is a particular development, application and lineage of continuity of indian logic, from which it seceded. Please note we are accepting orders but please expect delays due to the impact of covid19 on logistcs and procurement.
This book will server as a guide to beginners as well as the practi. Stcherbatsky, was a russian indologist who, in large part, was responsible for laying the foundations in the western world for the scholarly study of buddhism and buddhist philosophy. The place of buddhist logic in the history of indian philo sophy. Shcherbatskoy wrote in buddhist logic translating dharmakirtis logic manual something like this senses can directly perceive only one moment, but there is a chain of moments that enters our consciousness, thanks to the activity of mentation which unites them in regard to that moment on the basis of sensual perception. The time has come to reconsider the subject of buddhist logic in its historical connections. Its birth, its growth and its decline run parallel with the birth, the growth and the decline of indian civilization. This was originally published in 1930, under the auspices of the academy of sciences of the u. Computational intelligence engineering of hybrid systems reprint, computer test questions and answers, and many other ebooks. I am greatly impressed with the work as far as i have continued in it.164 1156 1431 178 936 941 1237 1333 537 326 783 404 1328 582 703 1124 1481 459 734 761 496 217 1405 1160 42 1340 1543 895 737 945 230 1101 306 965 768 935