Artha: Meaning

Artha: Meaning

by Jonardon Ganeri
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195671996

ISBN-13: 9780195671995

Pub. Date: 11/01/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press


This book examines the theories of meaning or artha. It discusses approaches in different schools of thought-Grammarian, Mimamsika, Buddhist, early Naiyayika, Navya Naiyayika, and Vedantin-highlighting the significant relationship between 'word' and 'meaning/knowing/ knowledge'. The author probes and explores the tension between tenets of the Navya-Nyaya…  See more details below

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This book examines the theories of meaning or artha. It discusses approaches in different schools of thought-Grammarian, Mimamsika, Buddhist, early Naiyayika, Navya Naiyayika, and Vedantin-highlighting the significant relationship between 'word' and 'meaning/knowing/ knowledge'. The author probes and explores the tension between tenets of the Navya-Nyaya school and elucidates on the important changes brought about by the introduction of modes of thought in the theory of meaning. An important contribution to the philosophy of language, this volume demonstrates that classical Indian theory of language can inform and be informed by contemporary philosophy.

This book will interest students and scholars of philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, and linguistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195671995
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
Foundations of Philosophy in India Ser.
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Artha : meanings as entities9
2Sakti : meaning as a relation34
3Karaka : meanings in composition53
4Sabdabodha : meaning and the structure of understanding73
5Sabda-pramana : meaning and knowing98
6Pravrtii-nimitta : the basis of linguistic practice129
7Sakyatavacchedaka : delimiting the reach of reference159
8Paribhasiki : the meaning of names179
9Sarvanama : indexicality and pronominal anaphora205

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