E-seminar: Indian Logic

E-seminar: Indian Logic

SEM - Philosophy 

5th October - 30th November 2020 

presented by Rajen Lakra

ECTS Credits: 6

Professor: Rajen Lakra


In this seminar various topics will be dealt  with , related to Indian Logic. More importance will be given to Nyāy a Philosophy and Buddhist Philosophy.  Brief outline s of the topics that are going to be covered in this seminar are given below.  

  • In what sense is the Indian Logic, Logic? 
  • Some special features of Indian Logic. 
  • Difference between Indian epistemology and Indian logic. 
  • Two approaches to Inference in Indian Philosophy. 
  • Inference as indirect knowledge. 
  • The question of reducibility of other forms of indirect knowledge to  inference. 
  • Detailed analysis of  inference for oneself and inference for others  in  the Nyāya school  of philosophy  and how inference for others is different from the Western understanding of logic.  
  • Game of invariable  concomitance  or universal relation. 
  • What is the necessary condition of inference? 
  • Types of inference  precisely in  Nyāya  philosophy. 
  • Buddhist Logic: law of identity and the law of causality. 
  • Various fallacies of inference in  Nyāya  and Buddhist philosophy.