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Bibliography on the Buddhist Logician Dharmakīrti


Studies in English

  1. Bapat, Lata S. 1989. Buddhist Logic: A Fresh Study of Dharmakirti's Philosophy. Delhi: Bharatiya Vidya Prakashan.

  2. Chakrabarti, Kisor Kumar. 1987. "The svabhāvahetu in Dharmakirti's Logic." Philosophy East and West no. 37 (4):392-401.

    "In the case of a "Svabhavahetu" the generalisation is based on identity. Such general statements are true by virtue of meaning, but they are not contentless. This is in disagreement with a currently popular view that statements true by virtue of meaning must be contentless. The threefold classification of such general statements proposed by Dharmakirti has been explained."

  3. Chinchore, Magala R. 1989. Dharmakīrti's Theory of Hetu-centricity of Anumāna. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.

  4. Coseru, Christian. 2016. "Dignāga and Dharmakīrti on Perception and Self-awareness." In The Buddhist World, edited by Powers, John, 526-537. New York: Routledge.

  5. Dreyfus, Georges B. J. 1997. Recognizing Reality: Dharmakirti's Philosophy and Its Tibetan Interpretations. Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications.

  6. Dunne, John D. 2004. Foundations of Dharmakirti's Philosophy. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

  7. Fujinaga, Sin. 1990. "Determining Which Jaina Philosopher was the Object of Dharmakīrti's Criticisms." Philosophy East and West no. 50 (3):378-384.

  8. Ganeri, Jonardon. 1990. "Dharmakīrti on Inference and Properties." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 18:237-247.

  9. Hayes, Richard Philip. 1987. "On the Reinterpretation of Dharmakirti's Svabhavahetu." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 15:319-332.

  10. Hayes, Richard Philip, and Gillon, Brendan S. 1991. "Introduction to Dharmakirti's Theory of Inference as Presented in Ipramanavarttika Svopajnavrttid 1-10." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 19:1-73.

  11. Iwata, Takashi. 2003. "An Interpretation of Dharmakirti's Svabhava-Hetu." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 31:61-87.

  12. Jackson, Roger. 1986. "Dharmakirti's Refutation of Theism." Philosophy East and West no. 36:315-348.

  13. Katsura, Shoryu. 1984. "Dharmakīrti's Theory of Truth." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 12:215-235.

  14. ———, ed. 1999. Dharmakirti's Thought and Its Impact on Indian and Tibetan Philosophy. Proceedings of the Third international Dharmakirti Conference, Hiroshima, November 4-6, 1997. Wien: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften.

  15. Kellner, Birgit. 2001. "Negation – Failure or Success? Remarks on an Allegedly Characteristic Trait of Dharmakīrti's Anupalabdhi-Theory." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 29:495-517.

  16. ———. 2004. "First logic, then the Buddha? The controversy about the chapter sequence of Dharmakīrti' s Pramānavārttika and the soteriological relevance of inference." Hōrin: Vergleichende Studien zur japanischen Kultur / Comparative Studies in Japanese Culture no. 11:147-167.

  17. Krasser, Helmut. 2004. "Are Buddhist Pramānavādins non-Buddhistic? Dignaga and DharmakIrti on the impact of logic and epistemology on emancipation." Hōrin: Vergleichende Studien zur japanischen Kultur / Comparative Studies in Japanese Culture no. 11:129-146.

  18. Lama, Doboom Tulku, and Joshi, Maya. 2010. Pramana: Dharmakirti and the Indian Philosophical Debate. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors.

  19. Mortensen, Chris. 2004. "Dharmakīrti and Priest on Change." Philosophy East and West no. 54:20-28.

  20. Phillips, Stephen H. 1987. "Dharmakīrti on Sensation and Causal Efficiency." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 15:231-259.

    "The Buddhist Dharmakirti (c. 650) is one of the great minds of classical Indian thought, but his main works, apparently lost, were rediscovered only in the Nineteen-Thirties. Much scholarship has been devoted since the rediscovery to the interpretation of his complex positions and subtle arguments. The principal merit of this paper is that it shows how various dimensions of his philosophy -- the logical, epistemological, ontological, and soteriological, fit together as one comprehensive world view. The precise senses in which Dharmakirti's views may be said to be both "pragmatist" and "idealist" are specified, and his arguments for such main tenets as "momentariness" and the "Apoha" logic of concepts are scrutinized, along with his views on sensation and "causal efficiency" as the criterion of the real."

  21. Prasad, Rajendra. 2002. Dharmakirti's Theory of Inference. Revaluation and Reconstruction. New York: Oxford University Press.

  22. Taber, John. 2022. "Dharmakīrti: Philosopher and Defender of the Faith." In The Routledge Handbook of Indian Buddhist Philosophy, edited by Edelglass, William, Harter, Pierre-Julien and McClintock, Sara, 303-321. New York: Routledge.

  23. Tanaka, Koji. 2007. "Dharmakīrti and Priest on an Inconsistent Theory of Change -- A Comment to Mortensen." Philosophy East and West no. 57:244-252.

  24. ———. 2009. "A Dharmakīrtian Critique of Nāgārjunians." In Pointing at the Moon: Buddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy, edited by D'Amato, Mario, Garfield, Jay L. and Tillemans, Tom J. F., 101-113. New York: Oxford University Press.

  25. Tillemans, Tom J. F. 1999. Scripture, Logic, Language: Essays on Dharmakirti and His Tibetan Successors. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

  26. Yao, Zhihua. 2007. "Dharmakīrti and Husserl on Negative Judgments." In Phenomenology 2005, Vol. I, Selected Essays from Asia, edited by Cheung, Chan-Fai and Yu, Chung-Chi. Bucharest: Zeta Books.

External links

Tillemans, Tom "Dharmakīrti", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta (ed.)