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Logic in the tradition of Prabhacandra

Gorisse, Marie-Helene (2016) 'Logic in the tradition of Prabhacandra.' In: The Oxford Handbook of Indian Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-26.

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Abstract

The characterisation of truth-preserving arguments, notably conceived as the tool to convince interlocutors in a debate, was a core issue in the Indian paradigm of philosophy and received the detailed attention of scholars from different philosophical traditions. This paper presents a Jaina theory of inference of the 11th century, stressing its divergence with other traditions, especially Buddhism. This is first aiming at a presentation of the minimal set of statements considered as necessary to bring adhesion. Second, this paper presents the Jaina solution to the question of the establishment of the correctness of truth-preserving arguments, first by means of a non-inferential source of knowing, second by means of considerations on the structure of the inferential reasoning itself.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions > Centre of Jaina Studies
ISBN: 9780199314621
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199314621.013.47
Depositing User: Marie-Helene Gorisse
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2016 09:34
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/22677

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