ISBN 9788185636269,Nyayavarttikatatparyatika Of Vacaspatimisra (Nyayacaturgranthika. Vol. III)

Nyayavarttikatatparyatika Of Vacaspatimisra (Nyayacaturgranthika. Vol. III)



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers

Publication Year 1996

ISBN 9788185636269

ISBN-10 8185636265

Hard Back

Number of Pages 721 Pages
Language (English)

Religion: general

The Nyayadarsana of Aksapada Gotama has come down to us through the Nyayabhasya of Vatsyayana Paksilasvamin, the Nyayabhasyavarttika of Bharadvaja Uddyotakara, the Nyayabhasyavarttikatatparyatika of Vacaspatimisra-I and the Nyayabhasyavarttikatatparyaparisuddhi of Udayanacarya. They are technically called Nyayacaturgranthika. The Nyayasutras along with the Caturgranthika are together called the Pancaprasthananyayatarka. They are regarded as the most authoritative texts of the Ancient School of Indian Logic characterized by a systematic rivalry with the Buddhistic Logic and its alliance with the Vaisesik. Professor Anantalal Thakur has edited these texts on the basis of a large number of manuscripts and other connected material hitherto untapped. It required extensive studies and searches for manuscripts. The discovery of Buddhist logical texts in Tibet and the publications thereof and a series of newly published Jaina texts threw welcome light on the subject. Manuscripts of the texts in question could also be identified in the various archives in India. Besides manuscripts of the Nyayavarttikatatparyavivaranapanjika of Aniruddha, the Nyayatippanaka of Srikantha and the Nyayalamkara of Abhayatilaka Upadhyaya directly connected with these texts could be traced and published. Some more Myayavrttis and commentaries on the Nyayasara could also be consulted along with the commentary on the Tarkikaraksa by Cannibhatta and Ramesvara. All these were of immense help to the editor. The present edition of Vacaspatimisra's Nyayavarttikatatparyatika will offer better texts and variants for comparison and contrast, fill up the lacunae in the current editions, add new items to the history of the subject and remove several current misconceptions therein.