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Bhartṛhari and the Buddhists: An Essay in the Development of by Radhika Herzberger

By Radhika Herzberger

The Viikyapadiya of Bhartrhari and the Pramii1Jasamuccaya of Dignaga • are seminal texts within the historical past of historic Indian philosophy. One textual content bargains with grammar, the opposite with common sense, either are the paintings of devoted metaphysicians. Written inside of a span of lower than 100 years, among the 5th and the 6th centuries A.D., those texts have as a rule been handled individually, as representing autonomous faculties of suggestion. This essay makes an attempt to interpret those texts together, as a discussion among a grammarian and a philosopher. this manner of impending those texts highlights unforeseen elements of Bhartrhari's and Dignaga's theories of language and is meant to spot the person achievements of every. particularly, this remedy is an workout in writing the highbrow heritage of a interval in time, instead of a heritage of a college of philosophy. the existing view of Bhartrhari holds that his linguistic strategies should not intrinsic to his metaphysics. The conclusions reached within the current essay are that Bhartrhari's metaphysics underlie his linguistic strategies and articulate their presuppositions. the existing view of Dignaga keeps that for him language bargains with illusory entities and needs to falsify what's genuine. The conclusions reached within the current essay are that Dignaga's logical principles are designed to make sure that in utilizing language one isn't really dedicated to a trust in fictional entities. My debt to trendy scholarship within the box is considerable.

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It allowed grammarians to treat the word as a unit, to formulate rules which would apply to all the occurrences of the item in question. It also allowed ritual theorists to interpret injunctions which had the singular form, for instance, 'A Brahmana should not be killed', as having universal force. Patafljali facetiously illustrated the point saying that if the above injunction were interpreted as referring to individuals then a man, taking care not to kill a particular Brahmana, would freely go about his business of killing the rest of them.

In order to arrive at a proper understanding of their relationship it will be useful to trace the separate debt each of these Buddhist philosophers owes to Bhartrhari. By isolating their separate debts it may be possible to identify the historical achievement of 10 CHAPTER TWO each. My plan in this essay is essentially this: to restore the lost dialogue between Bhartrhari and Dignaga by identifying the issues which divided them and the issues which united them and then, by locating the discussion of these issues in their separate texts, assess their individual achievements.

3 Between Dignaga and his commentator Dharmaklrti, there falls the giant shadow of Bhartrhari. In order to arrive at a proper understanding of their relationship it will be useful to trace the separate debt each of these Buddhist philosophers owes to Bhartrhari. By isolating their separate debts it may be possible to identify the historical achievement of 10 CHAPTER TWO each. My plan in this essay is essentially this: to restore the lost dialogue between Bhartrhari and Dignaga by identifying the issues which divided them and the issues which united them and then, by locating the discussion of these issues in their separate texts, assess their individual achievements.

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