The Word and the World: India's Contribution to the Study of Language
Oxford University Press, 1990 - Philosophy - 189 pages
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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according action alamkāra already argued argument arises awareness basis becomes believe Bhartſhari called causal claim cognition concept condition connection constitute context convention convey cooking created defined definition denote derived designation determined discussion distinction elements entity evidence example experience explain expression fact factor false function give given grammar grammarians grasped hearer Hence idea identical Indian individual inference kāraka knowledge language later learning letters linguistic logical manifested meaning mystical Naiyāyikas natural noted notion Nyāya object original particular perception philosophers piece poetry possible Prābhākara present primary principle problem produced qualified question recognize refers regarded relation rule Sanskrit seems semantic sense sentence separate sequence signified simply sometimes sound speaker speech sphoța statement structure suggested syntactic talk term theory thesis thing thought translation true understand unit universal usually utterance verb verbal verse whole word writing