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Meaning in Bhartrharis Vakyapadiya

by: Ved Mitra Shukla

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ISBN: 9788194622123
Year Of Publication: 20201
Edition: 1st
Pages : x,164
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography,Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: Shakti Publications
Foreword By : Dhananjay Singh
Size: 23cm
Weight: 382

Overview

The study of grammar and linguistic philosophy had its origin in the Vedic period, at least in the second millennium BCE. The Vakyapadiya of Bhartrhari, an authoritative Sanskrit text written in the fifth century CE, contains reflections on the subject matter of language and grammar, thus the philosophy of language. Interpretation of communication is one of the principal objectives of Bhrtrhari’s philosophy of language. His goal is to interpret the communication of all living things, be it a man or an animal, or a yogi or a baby. Bhartrhari represents a rich tradition of Indian philosophy of language that he inherited from Panini and Patatijali. The West, for all practical purposes, lagged behind in grammar, literary theories, philosophy of language and with the problems of meaning, even at the dawn of the twentieth century, when the Indian Grammarians made penetrating studies on the same even before the common era.

Contents

Foreword — Dhananjay Singh
Preface
1. Introduction
2. Meaning in Indian Philosophy of Language
3. Theory of Sphota and the Condition of Meaning
4. Conditions and Contexts of Meaning
5. Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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