History of Logic from Aristotle to Gödel (www.historyoflogic.com)

by Raul Corazzon | e-mail: rc@ontology.co

Bibliography on the Buddhist Logician Dignāga


Studies in English

  1. Chatterjee, Amita, and Sirker, Smita. 2010. "Diṅnāga and Mental Models: A Reconstruction." Philosophy East and West no. 60:315-340.

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

  3. Franco, Eli. 1984. "On the Interpretation of Pramānasamuccaya (Vrtti) I, 3d." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 12:389-400.

  4. ———. 1993. "Did Dignaga Accept Four Types of Perception?" Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 21:295-299.

  5. Hayes, Richard Philip. 1980. "Dinnāga's Views on Reasoning (Svārthānumāna)." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 8:219-277.

  6. ———. 1988. Dignaga on the Interpretation of Signs. Dordrecht: Kluwer.

  7. Ho, Chien Hsing. 1996. "How Not to Avoid Speaking - A Free Exposition of Dignāga's Apoha Doctrine." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 24:541-562.

  8. Kalupahana , D.J. 1970. "Dinnaga's Theory of Immaterialism." Philosophy East and West no. 20:121-128.

    "The article purports to examine the philosophical speculations of Dinnaga, a Buddhist logician who lived in India during the Fifth century A.D. After a brief historical introduction describing the development of the idealistic school of Buddhism, the teachings of Dinnaga are compared with those of Vasubandhu and the points of difference noted. The arguments adduced by Dinnaga in refutation of the realist theory of perception are then compared with those of the Western philosopher, Berkeley. This has lead to the conclusion that Dinnaga presented a theory of immaterialism comparable to that propounded by Berkeley."

  9. Kataoka, Kei. 2022. "Dignāga: Early Innovator in Buddhist Epistemology." In The Routledge Handbook of Indian Buddhist Philosophy, edited by Edelglass, William, Harter, Pierre-Julien and McClintock, Sara, 284-302. New York: Routledge.

  10. Katsura, Shoryu. 2004. "Pakșa, Sapakșa and Asapakșa in Dignaga' s Logic." Hōrin: Vergleichende Studien zur japanischen Kultur / Comparative Studies in Japanese Culture no. 11:120-128.

  11. Mookerjee, Satkari. 1935. The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux: An exposition of the philosophy of critical realism as expounded by the school of Dignaga. Delhi: Motilal Barnasiddass.

  12. Pandey, Ramanath. 2010. "Theory of Apoha on the Basis of the Pramāṇasamuccaya." The Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies no. 11:91-116.

  13. Potter, Karl H. 2003. "[Summaries of Dignāga works]." In Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies. Vol. 9: Buddhist Philosophy from 350 to 600 A.D., edited by Potter, Karl H. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.

    Chapter Three: Epistemology, Logic and Language 34

    I. Dignâga on Perception 36; II, Dignâga on Inference 42; III. Dignâga on Language 47; IV. Bhavya on Inference 53; V. Mapping the Three Natures onto the Two Levels 58-69.

    Summaries of Dignāga works:

    107. Abhidharmakosa-Marma(pra)dipa (510) 313

    108. Ālambānaparīksā 314

    109. Hastavālanämaprakaranavrtti 318

    110. Hetucakra 319

    111. Nyāyamukha 320

    112. Prajnäpäramitäpindärtha 322

    113. Pramāṇasamuccaya

    113.1 Pratyakṣa 328

    113.2 Svärthänumäna 337

    113.3 Parärthänumäna 342

    113.4 Drstānta 347

    113.5 Apohaparīksā 349

    113.6 Jāti 360

    114. Upādāyaprajnaptiprakarana 362

    115. Traikālyaparīksä 367

    116. Sämänyalaksanaparīāsä 367

    117. Nyäyaparīksā 368.

  14. Tola, Fernando, and Dragonetti, Carmen. 1982. "Dignāga's Ālambanaparīksavrtti." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 10:105-134.

  15. Tucci, Giuseppe. 1930. The Nyāyamukha of Dignāga: the oldest Buddhist text on logic, after Chinese and Tibetan materials. Heidelberg: Kommission bei O. Harrassowitz.

  16. Yao, Zhihua. 2004. "Dignāga and Four Types of Perception." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 32:57-79.

  17. ———. 2009. "Empty Subject Terms in Buddhist Logic: Dignāga and his Chinese Commentators." Journal of Indian Philosophy no. 37:383-398.

External links

Gillon, Brendan "Logic in Classical Indian Philosophy", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta (ed.)