ISBN 9788186921456,Language and Mind - Volume 2 (The Classical Indian Perspective)

Language and Mind - Volume 2 (The Classical Indian Perspective)

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K.S. Prasad

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ISBN 9788186921456
Publisher

Decent Books

Publication Year 2008
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788186921456

ISBN-10 8186921451
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 245 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Social Sciences

The relation between language and mind is a fascinating area in both the Western and the Indian philosophical modes of thinking. Indian philosophers of language raise the question: How does the hearer derive knowledge from the speakers utterances? In the process of finding an answer, they developed some important insights into language and cognition, language generated awareness, etc. In many of their formulations the concept of mind is assumed as the background of linguistic activity. This volume throws light on various debates concerning the relation between language and mind as conceived in the Classical Indian Tradition. Papers in this volume have been arranged in three groups based on their thematic composition: (1) the inadequacy thesis proposed by the Madhyamika school of Buddhism and the Vedantins which suggests that language fails to express certain experiences; (2) the identity thesis held by the Grammarians which suggests that language is the Reality; and (3) the adequacy thesis supported by the Naiyayikas which suggests that whatever exists is capable of being known and whatever is known is capable of being expressed in language. This book is the second of a two-volume project dealing with language and mind. The first dealt with the Western perspective and the present work deals with the Classical Indian Perspective.
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