The word and the world: India's contribution to the study of language

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Oxford University Press, 1990 - Foreign Language Study - 189 pages
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In this book, Matilal demonstrates how the work of classical Indian philosophers can inform the study of the philosophy of language. He provides not simply an exposition, but also an analysis of classical theories, allowing the texts to speak for themselves. Specific topics include sphota theory, the word as a unit of sentence, the problem of translation, and an elaboration of Bhatrhari's view of cognition.

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Contents

Early History
77
Bhartrharis View of Sphota
84
Critics of the Sphota Theory and Views
99
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About the author (1990)

Matilal was the Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics, and Fellow of all Souls College, Oxford.