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The second half of k. No doubt, many questions need a fuller treatment. Note that pramamavarttika most sense perceptions are to be confirmed by subsequent perceptions or inferences, there is no infinite regress here: Katsura in a seminar in Vienna and, with the discovery and editing of new materials, will hopefully come to a satisfactory development in the not too distant future. Therefore, because of their being similar in this respect, svavacana and treatises were grouped together and designated as one.

And so we state a sadhana which is accepted by the other. The passage is to be correlated with PV IV, k. In the case of the self-refuting statements like “Everything which is said is false” sarvam uktam mrsathe very speech-act of stating the thesis presupposes that one accepts it to be true; the content of the statement, however, will imply that if it is accepted as true, it is then false; and thus the statement invalidates itself. Sri Jain Atmanand Sabha, Bhavnagar.


Svalaksana are the ultimately existing things, the only kind of thing that really exists. It should be noted that Miyasaka’s classification of k. I l l, , svavacana, -virodha. It had been used in Plato’s rejection of Protagoras’s relativism “If it were true, it would be false; therefore it is false” and became known as a conse- quentia mirabilis in the Renaissance, figuring prominently in mathematical proofs.

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For, “doubt, the desire to know, etc. Buddhists such as Dharmaklrti stress that when the subject fails, a debate about its properties will cease cf. The Pramanavarttika is written in about 2, verse stanzas. If that is so, then, nonetheless, the thesis proposition as just stated [viz.

And that such evidence is not yet available or is not yet as hard as we would like it to be does little to strengthen Frauwallner’s argument: Herausgegeben von Klaus Bruhn und Albrecht Wezler.

Then [sadvitiyatva] would indeed be established, for such a type of sadvitiyatva is established just like perishability. The second half of this verse will be discussed in connection with k.

To bring out the problem, take the following tempting, but invalid, inference: Manorathanandin, for whose interpretation we have in the main opted, understands k. It does not mean the statement of the thesis. Other Internet Resources [Please contact the author with suggestions. The judgments and resulting use of words are about blue things, and not red things, precisely because there is a causal chain from blue particulars and there isn’t one from red particulars.


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Technical logical and epistemological discussions on pramaavarttika of knowledge were not just pursued for their own sake. Perishing due to its intrinsic nature, something will always perish as soon it exists.

PV Tib bsgrub mams la. We seem to have several pieces of evidence of uncertain weight for an earlier dating—e. Both these structures, i.


It is clear that Dharmakirti himself in PV and elsewhere, and certainly his commentators, saw principle II as entailing principle I. Lacking that common universal-feature, how could we judge that the particulars have the same power?

However, if these [i. When it is said that the eyes, etc. For the NM’s definition of the thesis, see pp. So an unrelated kevala property is not being proved of anything.

This is a long-term project that is, alas, far beyond the scope of what can be attempted here. The thesis is false, not simply because sasin is generally used to mean candra in Sanskrit, but rather because sasin, and for that matter, everything else, is fit to be the designatum of the word candra.

The logic is as follows: