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Dharmakirti (circa 7th century), was an Indian scholar and one of the Buddhist founders of Indian philosophical logic.




  • The "Seven Treatises on Valid Cognition"
    • Saṃbandhaparikṣhāvrtti (Analysis of Relations)
    • Pramāṇavinishchaya (Ascertainment of Valid Cognition)
    • Pramāṇavarttikakārika (Commentary on Dignaga's 'Compendium of Valid Cognition')
    • Nyāyabinduprakaraṇa (Drop of Reasoning)
    • Hetubindunāmaprakaraṇa (Drop of Reasons)
    • Saṃtānātarasiddhināmaprakaraṇa (Proof of Others' Continuums)
    • Vādanyāyanāmaprakaraṇa (Reasoning for Debate)



  • An early work is Buddhist Logic (1932) by Fyodor Shcherbatskoy,

    although this is now extremely dated in the light of more recent research.

A more contemporary work is:

"Foundations of Dharmakirti's Philosophy" John D. Dunne, Wisdom Publications, 2004

There is also extensive discussion of the Dharmakirti's Tibetan reception in:

Recognizing Reality: Dharmakirti's Philosophy and Its Tibetan Interpretations (S U N Y Series in Buddhist Studies), Goerges Dreyfus, State University of New York Press, 1996

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