The Philosophy of Nyaya Vaisesika and its Conflict with the Buddhist Dignaga School (A Critique of Indian Realism)

By: D.N. Shastri

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Chap. I : INTRODUCTION : 1. The Advent of Dignaga 2. Conflict between Dignaga School and Nyaya-Vaisesika Realism 3. The Syncretic Nyaya-Vaisesika School 4. Three-fold Contents of the Nyaya-Vaisesika System 5. Three Periods in the History of the Nyaya-Vaisesika 6. Dignaga School 7. The Comer-stone of the Nyaya-Vaisesika Realism 8. Corollaries from the basic, Nyaya-Vaisesika Principles 9. Untenability of the Nyaya-Vaisesika Realism 10. The Nyaya-Vaisesika School after Gangesa 11. Dignaga School and the Orthodox Schools 12. Stcherbatsky as an Expositor of the Dignaga School 13. Present Condition of the Nyaya-Vaisesika Studies 14. Significance of the Nyaya-Vaisesika Theories Missed 15. The Aim and Scope of the Present Work Chap. II : REALISM VERSUS IDEALISM : 1. Theories Regarding the Nature of Reality : i. Realism ii. Materialism iii. Representationism iv. Subjective Idealism v. Objective Idealism vi. Transcendental Idealism vii. Dialecticism of the Madhyamika 2. Realism and Idealism in Indian Philosophy 3. Two Different Senses of the Term Realism Chap. III : SOME REALIST SCHOOLS IN INDIAN PHILOSOPHY : 1. Schools of Indian Philosophy : Two Broad Divisions 2. Demarcation between the Buddhist and the Orthodox Schools 3. Four Buddhist Schools 4. The Vaibhasika School 5. The Sautrantika School 6. Orthodox Account of the Vaibhasika School 7. Gunaratna's Account of the Vaibhasika Theory 8. Jayanta's Account of the Vaibhasika Theory 9. Misrepresentation of the School 10. Orthodox Account of the Sautrantika School 11. A Probable Explanation 12. The Purva-mimamsa School and Realism 13. The Vaisesika Grew in the Purva-mimamsa Fold 14. Purva-mimamsa and Nyaya 15. Orthodox Systems Divided in two Groups 16. Madhva, the Realist School of the Vedanta 17. Realism of Samkhya 18. Contribution of the Purva-mimamsa to Realism 19. Realism based on Dharma-dharmi-bheda Chap. IV : HISTORICAL SURVEY OF THE IN NYAYA-VAISESIKA LITERATURE : 1. Paucity of Chronological Data 2. The Relative Age of the Orthodox Schools and the Sutras 3. Early Age of the Vaisesika as a School 4. The Origin of the Nyaya School 5. Liaison Between the Nyaya and the Vaisesika 6. Three Periods in the History of the Nyaya-Vaisesika 7. The Pre-Dignaga Period : i. Kanada ii. Gotama or Gautama iii. Vatsyayana iv. Prasastapada v. Predecessors of Vatsyayana vi. Ravana-bhasya on the Vaisesika-Sutras vii. Bharadvaja-vrtti 8. Period of Conflict with the Dignaga School : i. Dignaga ii. Uddyotakara iii. Dharmakirti iv. Kumarila and Prabhakara v. Vacaspatimisra vi. Jayanta vii. Bhasarvajna viii. Sivaditya ix. Vyomasiva x. Sridhara xi. Udayanacarya 9. The Post-Buddhist Period : i. Anticipatory Significance of Udayan-acarya Bhasarvajna and Sivaditya ii. Varadaraja, Vallabhacarya and Sasadhara iii. Gangesa and his Successors iv. Syncretic Manuals v. Commentaries on the Surras vi. Decadent Tendencies of the Third Period vii. Climax of Decadence in the Eighteenth Century viii. Recovery in the Nineteenth Century Chap. V : THE NATURE OF REALITY : 1. Existence from Non-existence 2. Cause and Effect Different in their Essence 3. The Existence becomes Non-existent 4. The Essence of Non-eternal Substances 5. Four Kinds of Eternal Atoms 6. Five Exclusively Eternal Substances 7. Conception of Substance 8. Reality of the Categories other than Substance 9. Extreme Realism of the Nyaya-Vaisesika School 10. Conception of Existence (Satta) in the Nyaya-Vaisesika 11. Recapitulation Chap. VI : DEFENCE OF SUBSTANCE : 1. Substance as a Synthetic Principle 2. The Theory of Substance as the Hall-mark of the Orthodox Camp 3. Four Planks in Defence of Substance 4. The Atomic Theory of the Vaisesika School 5. Problem of Change in Measure 6. Measure of Atom and Dvy-anuka 7. Atom compared with Ksana of the Buddhist 8. Defence of Atom in the Nyaya-sutras 9. Uddyotakara's Polemic 10. Vasubandhu Answered 11. How Atom is Related to Space-quarters 12. Some Minor Objections Answered 13. Substance as Distinct from Qualities 14. The Buddhist Viewpoint 15. Sridhara on Substance as Different from Qualities 16. Argument of Uddyotakara 17. Buddhist Doctrine of Point-instants (Ksanas) 18. Refutation of the Theory of Evanescence 19. Evanescence Proved by the Law of Contradiction 20. Evanescence Implied in the Notion of Existence 21. Evanescence Proved from Destructibility 22. Recognition Reconciled with Evanescence 23. Evanescence and Direct Perception 24. The Law of Contradiction Reconciled with Permanence 25. The Buddhist Conception of Existence Refuted 26. Existence does Not Prove Evanescence 27. Polemic of Vacaspatimisra 28. Explanation by Ratnakirti and Santaraksita 29. Destructibility and Evanescence 30. The Nyaya-Vaisesika on Constant Decay 31. Recognition and Evanescence 32. Perception and Evanescence 33. Nyaya-Vaisesika Theory of Avayavin Chap. VII : NYAYA-VAISESIKA THEORY OF CAUSATION : 1. Significance of the Theory 2. Samkhya and Nyaya-Vaisesika Theories of Causation 3. Main Features of Nyaya-Vaisesika Theory 4. Causation-theories of other Schools 5. Some Significant Features of the Four Causal Theories 6. Avayavin as a Synthetic Principle 7. Arguments to Prove Avayavin 8. Epistemological Argument of Nyaya 9. Objections to the Theory of Avayavin 10. Theory of Causation in Early Nyaya-Vaisesika 11. Earlier Nyaya-Vaisesika Theory compared with the Later 12. Buddhist Theory of Pratitya-samutpada 13. Change Inconceivable According to the Nyaya-Vaisesika Theory 14. Nyaya-Vaisesika Theory Leads to Theory of Evanescence 15. Three Kinds of Causes Conceived in the Nyaya-Vaisesika

Title: The Philosophy of Nyaya Vaisesika and its Conflict with the Buddhist Dignaga School (A Critique of Indian Realism)

Author Name: D.N. Shastri

Categories: India, Philosophy,

Edition: Third Edition

Publisher: Delhi, India, Bharatiya Vidya Prakashan: 1997

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