HS 842: Philosophy of Language in Sanskrit Literature

This course falls in the broader area of Philosophy of Language.  Following topics will be studied in this course `  

Patanjali`s Definition of Sabda, Katyayana`s definition of Vakya, Aims of the study of grammar, The concept of Sadhu Shabda.  

Bhartrhari`s philosophy of Language, The concept of Vivarta, The Sphota Theory, Prakrit Dvani and Vaikrit Dhvani, Nature of Language, Verbal Cognition as pramana, Yoga view of Language.  

Theories of Sentence meaning- Abhihitaanvayavaada, Anvitaabhidhaanavaadaa, Theories of Verbal cognition of schools like Nyaya, Vyakarana and Mimamsa.  

Texts / References `  

V.B.Bhagwat, Suktiratnakara (a commentary on the Mahabhashya of Patanjali), Pune 2001. 

B.K.Matilal, Word and World, India`s contribution to the study of Language, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2001.  

Cardona G. Recent researches in Paninian studies, Motilal Benarsidas, New Delhi, 1998.  

Houben J.E.M., Sambandhasamuddesa of Bhartrhari, E.J.Brill, Leiden, 1995.  

J.Bronkhorst and S.Bhate, Proceedings of the International seminar on Bhartrhari, M. Benarsidas, New Delhi, 1992.  

Sideritus Mark, Indian Philosophy of language, Studies in Selected issues, Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publicatinos, 1991  

K.A.S.Iyer, Bhartrahari,  Deccan College, Pune, 1968. 

K.A.S. Iyer, Vakyapadiya  Vols.1 and III Deccan College, Pune 1966.