Buddhist Logic by F. Th. Stcherbatsky

By F. Th. Stcherbatsky

Buddhist common sense unearths itself because the culminating element of an extended process Indian philosophic historical past. Its beginning, its development and its decline run parallel with the beginning, the expansion and the decline of Indian Civilization. right here the topic of Buddhist good judgment in its old connections is reconsidered in those volumes.

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The term vitanda, in NS. I. 1, moreover, we probably must understand as meaning nothing else than the Madhyamikaprasangika method of discussion; Srihars'a, KhancjL loc. cit, uses the term vaitandika as a synonym of Madhyamika* It follows that the Naiyayika and Madhy&mika schools are evidently much older than Gotama and Nagarjuna. 2 Cp. Vldyabhusana, History, pp. 263—266. The Saptadasa-bhuinisastra is ascribed by him to Mai trey a. Cp. J. Tucci, op. cit. 3 On this perplexing problem cp. Sugiura, op.

8 On the pre-history of the Nyaya system cp. H. Jacobi, Zur Friihgeschichte der ind. Phil. (Preuss. , 1911) and S. C. Vidyabhu§ana, History of Indian Logic, pp. 1—50. On the probable ilate of the Nyaya-sutras of Gotama-Aksapada cp. H. Jacobi JAOS, 1911, p. 29, H. Hi, The Vaisesika Philosophy, p. 16 (HAS), L. Suali, Filosofia Indiana, p. 14, W. Ruben, Die Nyaya-sutras, p. XII, S. N. Dasgupta, History, v. I, p. 277 ff. and my Erkenntnisstheorie u. Logik, Anhang II (Munchen, 1924). 28 BUJDDHIST LOGIC later than the other Indian classical systems.

12. 11 anu-vyavasdya. 2 INTBODUCTION 25 external world corresponds adequately to what is found in our cognition and in the categories of our language. It consists of substances and sensible qualities which can be picked up by our sense faculties. The qualities are inherent in real substances. All motions are likewise realities per se, inherent in corresponding substances. Universals are also external realities, realities connected with particular things in which they reside by a special relation called Inherence.

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