Language and Reality : On an Episode in Indian Thought.

By: Bronkhorst, JohannesContributor(s): Allen, Michael S | Raghunathan, RajamSeries: Brill's Indological LibraryPublisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2011Copyright date: ©2011Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (184 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789004204744Subject(s): Philosophy, Indic -- History.;Language and languages -- Philosophy -- History.;Reference (Philosophy) -- History.;Reality -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Language and Reality : On an Episode in Indian ThoughtDDC classification: 181/.4 LOC classification: B132.S4 -- B7613 2011ebOnline resources: Click to View
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Intro -- Contents -- Preface to the French Edition -- Abbreviations -- Chapter One Introduction: Words and Things -- 1. Aim of the Lectures -- 2. Early Brahmanical Literature -- 3. Pāṇini's Grammar -- 4. A Passage from the Chāndogya Upanisạd -- 5. The Structures of Languages -- 6. The Buddhist Contribution -- 7. Vaiśesịka and Language -- 8. Verbal Knowledge -- Chapter Two The Correspondence Principle -- 1. The Contradictions of Nāgārjuna -- 2. The Reactions of Other Thinkers -- 3. Sarvāstivāda -- 4. Sāṃkhya -- 5. The Āgamaśāstra of Gauḍapāda -- 6. Śaṅkara -- 7. Kashmiri Śaivism -- 8. Jainism -- 9. Early Vaiśeṣika -- 10. Critiques of the Existence of a Thing before Its Arising -- 11. Nyāya -- 12. Mīmāṃsā -- 13. The Abhidharmakośa Bhāṣya of Vasubandhu -- 14. The Abhidharmasamuccaya of Asaṅga and Its Bhāṣya -- 15. Bhartṛhari -- 16. The Problem of Negation -- 17. Dignāga and Verbal Knowledge -- 18. The Bodhisattvabhūmi -- 19. Prajñākaragupta -- 20. Indian Thinkers and the Correspondence Principle -- Appendix The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra and the Sāṃkhya tanmātras -- Bibliography -- Cited Passages -- Index.
Summary: This book explores the conviction shared by almost all Indian philosophers regarding the close connection between language and reality. It shows that the main currents of Indian philosophy can be understood as answers to a problem that this conviction entailed.
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Intro -- Contents -- Preface to the French Edition -- Abbreviations -- Chapter One Introduction: Words and Things -- 1. Aim of the Lectures -- 2. Early Brahmanical Literature -- 3. Pāṇini's Grammar -- 4. A Passage from the Chāndogya Upanisạd -- 5. The Structures of Languages -- 6. The Buddhist Contribution -- 7. Vaiśesịka and Language -- 8. Verbal Knowledge -- Chapter Two The Correspondence Principle -- 1. The Contradictions of Nāgārjuna -- 2. The Reactions of Other Thinkers -- 3. Sarvāstivāda -- 4. Sāṃkhya -- 5. The Āgamaśāstra of Gauḍapāda -- 6. Śaṅkara -- 7. Kashmiri Śaivism -- 8. Jainism -- 9. Early Vaiśeṣika -- 10. Critiques of the Existence of a Thing before Its Arising -- 11. Nyāya -- 12. Mīmāṃsā -- 13. The Abhidharmakośa Bhāṣya of Vasubandhu -- 14. The Abhidharmasamuccaya of Asaṅga and Its Bhāṣya -- 15. Bhartṛhari -- 16. The Problem of Negation -- 17. Dignāga and Verbal Knowledge -- 18. The Bodhisattvabhūmi -- 19. Prajñākaragupta -- 20. Indian Thinkers and the Correspondence Principle -- Appendix The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra and the Sāṃkhya tanmātras -- Bibliography -- Cited Passages -- Index.

This book explores the conviction shared by almost all Indian philosophers regarding the close connection between language and reality. It shows that the main currents of Indian philosophy can be understood as answers to a problem that this conviction entailed.

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