ARTHA: Meaning

ARTHA: Meaning

by Jonardon Ganeri
     
 

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

Overview

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:
9780198074137
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2011
Series:
Psychoanalytic Interventions Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jonardon Ganeri was Reader in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Liverpool.

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