Logic in Classical Indian Philosophy

[Revised entry by Brendan Gillon on August 3, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The exercise of reasoning and the practice of argument are recorded in the early texts of India.
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[Revised entry by Brendan Gillon on August 3, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The exercise of reasoning and the practice of argument are recorded in the early texts of India. Preoccupation with the nature of reason and argument occurs in the earliest philosophical texts, where their treatment is intimately connected with questions of ontology, epistemology and dialectics. These questions continued to be at the center of philosophical discussion through the classical and medieval period of Indian philosophy. This article will chronicle the answers Indian philosophers gave to these questions during the pre-classical...

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