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  1. Sung Yong Kang (2012). The Typology of Jāti-s Indicated by Diṅnāga and Development of Diṅnāga's Thought. Journal of Indian Philosophy 40 (6):615-633.
    The exhaustive explications on jāti-s (sophisticated ripostes) and their seemingly chaotic arrangement in early Indian philosophical texts arouses an expectation for a systematic taxonomy or typology. Such taxonomy would enormously increase the heuristic value of the list of jāti-s. The present article aims to reveal some interpretational problems relevant to the understanding of the jāti-s’ historical development, as well as the theoretical implications of their typology. Focusing historically on the early texts of debate manuals of Nyāya and Buddhist circles, this (...)
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  2. Sung Yong Kang (2010). An Inquiry Into the Definition of Tarka in Nyāya Tradition and its Connotation of Negative Speculation. Journal of Indian Philosophy 38 (1):1-23.
    The technical term “ tarka ” in the Nyāya tradition is the object of the present investigation. Diverse texts including Buddhist ones exhibit a negative estimation of activities using tarka . In contrast, more often than not, later treatises dealing with logico-epistemic problems, especially certain Naiyāyika works, identify the methodological peculiarity of Nyāya with tarka . Such an ambivalent attitude toward tarka can be understood in a coherent way if the essential features of tarka that gave rise to it can (...)
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  3. Sung Yong Kang (2009). What Does - Sama Mean? On the Uniform Ending of the Names of the Jāti -s in the Nyāyasūtra. Journal of Indian Philosophy 37 (1):75-96.
    All individual terms listed as jāti-s (sophisticated ripostes) in Nyāyasūtra V a 1 have the peculiar uniform ending -sama. The interpretation of this ending here reveals a greater nuance of meaning than the hitherto customary understanding of it. It will be demonstrated that the observable semantic difference is due to a historical shift of signification as a result of an enlarging and systematizing of the thematic group of jāti-s. In this paper, I examine relevant text material, including two very important (...)
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  4. Sung Yong Kang (2008). Does Tarka Implicate Negative Speculation? Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 6:119-125.
    ‘Tarka’ is a technical term that occupies a significant position in the logico-epistemological traditions in India. In this paper, it is attempted to expound the exact meaning of the term, in particular in the early Nyaya tradition, on the basis of the explanations found in the Nyayabhasya. The view that the essential feature of tarka consists in the differentiating approach (vibhaga) to the matter on discourse is substantiated, and with it a possible explanation is given for the well-known ambivalent valuations (...)
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