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  Fragments from Dinnaga
By: H.N. Randle




 
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Publication Date: 1926/1981

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This treatise, originally written as part of a study of logic in the Early Schools, contains seventeen fragments attributed to Dinnaga by Vacaspati Misra as also confirmed by the Tibetan version of the Pramana-samuccaya, the authorship of which is also attributed to Dinnaga.

The fragments constitute the Sanskrit text transliterated in Roman script, translated and annotated into English. The text deals with the various topics of logic such as Perception, Interference, Valid Testimony, Analogy, Apoha etc.

The book is divided into 22 sections. Section 1 is introductory. It discusses the date of Dinnaga. Section 2 deals with the probable arrangement of topics in the Pramana-samuccaya. Section 3 to 22 contain seventeen fragments which deal with the different topics of Indian logic. Their range is wide. From the description of the valid means of knowledge the extend to the definition of Vada and cover the Vaisesika doctrine of the real.

The book covers two appendices: (1) Dinnaga and Prasastapada. (2) Summary of Buddhist logical doctrine. It is documented with Preface, Bibliography, Abbreviations and Index.

Fragments from Dinnaga, H.N. Randle, Motilal Banarsidass, Hardcover, 1926/1981, 93 Pages, $7.00

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