Comparative Philosophy and J.L. Shaw by Purushottama Bilimoria, Michael Hemmingsen

By Purushottama Bilimoria, Michael Hemmingsen

As a Festschrift, this ebook celebrates and honours the scholarly achievements of Professor Jaysankar Lal Shaw, the most eminent and the world over acclaimed comparative philosophers of our instances. unique works through major overseas philosophers and logicians are provided right here, exploring issues similar to: that means, negation, belief and Indian and Buddhist platforms of philosophy, specially Nyaya perspectives.

Professor Shaw’s untiring attempt to unravel the various difficulties of latest philosophy of language, good judgment, epistemology, metaphysics and morals from the views of classical Indian philosophers or structures of philosophy is deserving of a tribute. Chapters during this quantity replicate the varied points of Shaw’s contribution to comparative philosophy and are organised into 4 sections: Language, Epistemology, arithmetic and common sense, Ethics and Politics.

These chapters might entice a person attracted to philosophy or East-West considering, together with scholars and execs. Graduates and researchers with pursuits in epistemology, metaphysics, political philosophy, good judgment and non-western philosophy will locate this paintings hugely relevant.

Regarding the editors, Purushottama Bilimoria is a honorary professor at Deakin college and examine fellow on the collage of Melbourne in Australia, a traveling Professor and Lecturer at college of California, Berkeley and Graduate Theological Union; Michael Hemmingsen is a PhD Candidate within the division of Philosophy at McMaster collage, Ontario, Canada.

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Comparative Philosophy and J.L. Shaw

As a Festschrift, this ebook celebrates and honours the scholarly achievements of Professor Jaysankar Lal Shaw, some of the most eminent and the world over acclaimed comparative philosophers of our occasions. unique works via top overseas philosophers and logicians are awarded the following, exploring issues corresponding to: which means, negation, conception and Indian and Buddhist structures of philosophy, particularly Nyaya views.

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It provides the reason or the ground for the application of a term to the object to which it applied. It may be thus viewed as closer to Frege’s notion of sense, which in the same way provides the conditions of the applicability of a term. This idea is also expressed by the Navya-Nya¯ya by the term ‘pravṛtti-nimitta’. The unpacking of the notion of ‘s´akyata¯vacchedaka’ or ‘pravṛtti-nimitta’ will reveal its internal diversity. Depending on the nature of the term, the associated pravṛtti-nimitta of the term will differ.

This was the observation made by Matilal regarding how language was conceived in Indian philosophy, as an independent epistemological instrument of knowing (Matilal 1971). To say that it is an instrument of knowing is to say that understanding a language implies that the hearer possessing an epistemic capacity which is responsible for generating knowledge in the same way in which perception generates knowledge. The notion that is crucial to this approach to language is what constitutes the understanding of language; the role of hearer becomes exceedingly important in the analysis of language.

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