The Nyaya on Meaning: A Commentary on Pandit Visvabandhu
J. L. Shaw
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Area: Philosophy of Language
The Nyaya on Meaning is not only a commentary on Pandit Visvabandhu Tarkatirtha's article on "The Nyaya on the Meaning of Some Words" but also contains explanations which are indispensable for understanding the Navya-Nyaya tradition of Indian philosophy. It also covers a wide range of topics, such as the meaning of a noun, the meaning of a pronoun, the meaning of an interrogative pronoun, the meaning of the quantifier "all" and the meaning of a sentence.
Since some of the key concepts and technical terms have been explained in the light of contemporary philosophy, this book will be very useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students of philosophy as well as to professionals in this field. Moreover, these concepts and techniques may be used for solving some of the problems of Western philosophy of language.
Pandit Visvabandhu Tarkatirtha, one of the distinguished scholars of Indian philosophy, is not only well-versed in Navya-Nyaya, but also in Vedanta, especially the Advaita Vedanta. After having taught for more than fifty years at several universities and colleges he is now retured. A creative scholar and an authority on Navya-Nyaya, he has published several books and articles on Navya-Nyaya and Vedanta in Sanskrit as well as in Bengali.