The Philosophy of the Grammarians, Volume 5

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Harold G. Coward, K. Kunjunni Raja, Karl H. Potter
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1990 - Philosophy - 609 pages
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This volume of the Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies is devoted to the Philosophy of the Grammarians. The introductory essay summarizes the main philosophical ideas contained in the grammatical works. The summaries of the main sources that follow concentrate on the philosophical ideas contained therein, so that philosophers who are unable to read the original Sanskrit can get an idea of the positions taken and arguments offered. Covered in this text are chapters on Metaphysics, Epistemology, Word-meaning and Sentence meaning, Accounts of Vedic literature like Yaska`s Nirukta, Panini`s Astadhyayi, Patanjali`s Mahabhasya and 80 other accounts. An exhaustive bibliography of original and secondary writings on the philosophy of grammar is included. Cumulative Index is also given. Bhartrhari, Mandanamisra, Kondabhatta and Nagesa have been dealt with at length.
 

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Contents

Harold G Coward and K Kunjimni Raja
3
Philosophical Elements in Vedic Literature
101
Philosophical Elements in Yaskas Nirukta
107
Philosophical Elements in Patanjalis Mahabhdsya
115
Bhartrhari
121
Durvinlta or Avinlta
175
Mandana Misra
181
Helaraja
193
Nagesa or Nagoji Bhatta
323
Paramalaohumahjusa K Kunjunni Raja Mahdbhdsyapradipoddyota V K S JV Raghavan Sphotavdda K Kunjunni Raja
324
Jnanendra SarasvatI
351
Gopalakrsna Sastrin
353
Dharanidhara
355
Vaidyanatha Payagunda
357
Satyapriya Tirtha Svamin
359
Jayakrsna Maunin
361

Prameyasamgraha
199
Punyaraja
201
Kaiyafa
203
Jyesthakalasa
205
Maitreya Raksita
207
Purusottamadeva
209
Dhanesvara
211
Rsiputra Paramesvara II
213
Sesa Krsna
215
Satyananda or Ramacandra SarasvatI
219
Sesa Cintamani
221
Sesa Viresvara or Ramesvara
223
Sesa Narayana Bhatta
225
Visnumitra
227
Isvaranarida or IsVaridatta Sarasvatl
229
Bharata Misra
231
Sphofasiddhinyayavicara G B Palsule
235
Annambhatta
237
Appayya Diksita I
239
Bhattoji Diksita
241
Sesa Visnu
243
Sivaramendra SarasvatI
245
Sesa Cakrapani Datta
247
Mallaya Yajvan
249
Nilakantha Sukla
251
Narayana Sastrin
253
Konda orKaunda Bhatta
255
Taraka Brahmananda SarasvatI
309
Cokkanatha or Sokanatha Diksita
311
Tirumala Yajvan
313
Rama Narayana Sarman Vandyopadhyaya
315
Sadava
317
Hari Diksita
319
Ramabhadra Diksita
321
Harivallabha
363
Vasudeva Diksita
365
Srikrsna Bhatta Maunin
367
Umamahesvara or Abhinava Kalidasa
371
Nilakantha Diksita
373
Asadhara Bhatta
375
Ramasevaka
377
Indradatta Upadhyaya
379
Krsnamitracarya or Durbalacarya
381
Haribhatta
383
Dharanidhara II
385
Mannudeva or Manyudcva or Gopaladcva
387
Bhairava Misra
389
Kumara Tataya
391
Satara Raghavendracarya Gajendragadkar
393
Gaiigadhara Kaviraja
395
Taranatha Tarkavacaspati
397
Khuddijha Sarman
399
Nityananda Panta Paivatlya
401
Dravyesa Jha
403
Suryanarayana Sukla
405
Gopala Sastri Nenc
407
P S Anantanarayana Sastri
409
Brahmadeva
411
Krsnamacarya
413
Sadasiva Sistii Sarman
415
Bala Krsna Pancoli
417
Rama Prasada TripathI
419
BIBLIOGRAPHY ON GRAMMAR
433
Rudradharajha Sarman 421
516
NOTES
549
CUMULATIVE INDEX
563
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Page 25 - The principle of syntactic unity is that "so long as a single purpose is served by a number of words, which on being separated, are found to be wanting and incapable of effecting the said purpose, they form one syntactical unit-one complete yay'us-ma/Jtra".12 Here the sentence definition is based on psychological akamk$a and not syntactic Skamk$a.
Page 45 - ... and by means of it one attains the supreme Brahman (1.22). At the end of the first chapter Bhartrhari returns to the topic and states that "the purification of the word is the means to the attainment of the Supreme Self. One who knows the essence of its activity attains the immortal Brahman
Page 47 - After having purified speech and after having rested it on the mind, after having broken its bonds and made it bond-free, After having reached the inner Light, he with his knots cut, becomes united with the Supreme Light.

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