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Objectivity & Communicability of Meaning

by: Sadhan Chakraborti , Gangadhar Kar

The moot question the book is engaged with is whether the communicability of meaning entails the objectivity of meaning or not. The articles included in this volume are on philosophical views of Wittgenstein, Searle, Putnam, Davidson, Quine, McDowell and many such eminent philosophers from the West, and the views of scholars of Nyaya, Buddhism and Mimamsa schools of Indian philosophy.

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ISBN: 9788192611440
Year Of Publication: 2016
Edition: 1st Edition
Pages : v, 132
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 350

Overview

This collection begins with the assumption that communication through language is possible. The moot question it is engaged with is whether the communicability of meaning entails the objectivity of meaning or not. The nuances involved in the idea of objectivity are deciphered and in what sense meaning is objective, if at all, is discussed in the volume.
The articles included in this volume are written from the Western as well as from the Indian philosophical perspectives. Philosophical views of Wittgenstein, Searle, Putnam, Davidson, Quine, McDowell and many such eminent philosophers from the West, and the views of scholars of Nyaya, Buddhism and Mimamsa schools of Indian philosophy are studied closely in these articles.
Researchers interested in the issue of objectivity and communicability of meaning of language will find food for their thought in reading this book. Students of philosophy, linguistics, logic, mathematics and the allied subjects in Western and Indian traditions will have a clear grasp of the nature of meaning that is made explicit in this collection.

Contents

Introduction
1. Indeterminacy Thesis and the Naturalized Semantics: A Critique from the First-Person Perspective of Meaning
– Amitabha Dasgupta
2. Communication, Scepticism and Triangulation
– Kausik Bhattacharya
3. Word, Sentence and Meaning
– Nirmalya Narayan Chakraborty
4. Meaning Internalism vs Meaning Externalism Can Meaning Holism Be Defended?
– R.C. Pradhan
5. The Theory of Anvitabhidhana The Dvaita Perspective
– D. Prahlada Char
6. How to Apprehend the Meaning of a Word?
– Gangadhar Kar
7. Can the Term Akasha Be Meaningful in the Jatipadarthavada Framework?
– Madhumita Chattopadhyay
List of Contributors
Index

Meet the Author
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Gangadhar Kar, at present holding the chair of the Head, Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, has been teaching Indian philosophy for the last thirty years. He has obtained the degree of Nyayacarya, Tarkatirtha and Masters in Sanskrit. His areas of research include Indian philosophy and philosophy of language. He has published papers in English, Bengali and Sanskrit extensively in reputed journals and anthologies. Some of his books are Mahabhashyam (translation in Bengali with commentary), Tarkabhasha, vols. I & II (translation in Bengali with commentary), Vyaptipancaka (translation in Bengali with commentary), Shabdashaktiprakashika (translation in Bengali with commentary) and Shabdartha-Sambandha-Samiksha (in Bengali).
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