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Indian Logic

J. N. Mohanty, S. R. Saha, Amita Chatterjee, Tushar Kanti Sarkar and Sibajiban Bhattacharyya

in The Development of Modern Logic

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780195137316
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199867912 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137316.003.0051
 Indian Logic

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This chapter begins with a discussion of Indian theories of inference. It identifies the unique features of Indian logic not found in Western logic. Indian theories of inference are primarily theories of adequate evidence, but they may also be viewed as systems of nonmonotonic reasoning, which is being used in modern computer simulation of actual human reasoning processes. The chapter then discusses Nyāya logic, Buddhist logic, Jaina logic, and Navya–Nyāya logic.

Keywords: logical theory; Nyāya logic; Buddhist logic; Jaina logic; Navya–Nyāya logic

Chapter.  27049 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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