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Artha

Jonardon Ganeri

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780198074137
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199082131 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074137.001.0001

Series: Foundations of Philosophy in India

Artha

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This book covers śakti and artha, and specifically relates them to the significance of testimony and the epistemology of meaning in the Indian discussion. It pays attention to thinkers in the various grammatical and philosophical schools, primarily emphasizing on the school of Nyāya, whose authors entered into an extraordinary, rich and diverse discussion of the problem of meaning over a period of some fifteen centuries. It argues that their ideas speak strongly to contemporary concerns in the philosophy of language. The sections of the book correspond to schools roughly as follows: Grammarian theories of meaning; Mīmāṃsaka theories of meaning; Buddhist theories of meaning; early Naiyāyika theories of meaning; Navya-Naiyāyika theories of meaning; and Vedāntin theories of meaning.

Keywords: śakti; artha; theories of meaning; Nyāya; philosophy of language

Book.  268 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy

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