Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities (ICCESSH 2018)

Bhartrhari's Perspectivism as a Philosophical Strategy: Its Origins and Possible Interpretations

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Evgeniya Desnitskaya
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Evgeniya Desnitskaya
Available Online July 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-18.2018.3How to use a DOI?
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Bhartṛhari; Vākyapadīya; Indian linguistic philosophy; perspectivism; Indian grammar; ritual pragmatics
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities (ICCESSH 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
July 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-528-3
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-18.2018.3How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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