Bhartrhari's Perspectivism as a Philosophical Strategy: Its Origins and Possible Interpretations
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- Bhartṛhari; Vākyapadīya; Indian linguistic philosophy; perspectivism; Indian grammar; ritual pragmatics
The 'Vakyapadiya' of Bhartṛhari, the famous Indian linguistic philosopher (5th CE), presents many different, often mutually exclusive, views on language and its relationship with cognitive processes and extra-linguistic relation. Modern scholars designate this methodological approach as perspectivism. This paper provides the analysis of perspectivism as a philosophical strategy. Two general features of Bhartṛhari's perspectivism have been identified, namely the functional attitude and the idea of the relative incompleteness of every single doctrine. The origin of both features has been traced in the works of the ancient grammarians as well as in the earlier Brahmanic texts.
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TY - CONF AU - Evgeniya Desnitskaya PY - 2018/07 DA - 2018/07 TI - Bhartrhari's Perspectivism as a Philosophical Strategy: Its Origins and Possible Interpretations BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities (ICCESSH 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 9 EP - 11 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-18.2018.3 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-18.2018.3 ID - Desnitskaya2018/07 ER -