Overview for Mimamsa Philosophy of Language
The book contains three lectures on Mimamsa Pbilosophy of Language which were delivered as Wilson Philological Lectures at the University of Mumbai in October, 2001. The 1st lecture deals with the Theory of Language, the second with the Function of Grammar and the third with the Role of Speaker's Intention in Verbal Understanding. The book is the first of its kind to study the Purvamimamsa System from the point of view of Philosophy of language. It has been shown here how the standpoint of Purvamimamsa on Philosophy of Language resembles that of the most recent standpoint on understanding a text in a Discourse Analysis in which the intention of the competent reader or capable interpreter plays the most important role.
Ujjwala Jha (Author)
The author is a Reader in the Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit, University of Pune since 1994 and is the author of A Reconstruction of the Third school of Purvamimamsa (1990) and Some Issues in Nyaya, Mimamsa and Dharmasastra (1996). Her critical edition of Amrtabindu of Candra and her Marathi translation of the Tarkapada of the Sabarabhasya have appeared from the Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit, University of Pune in 2001. She is an active researcher in the fields of Veda, Nyaya, Mimamsa, Dharmasastra, and Jaina and Buddhist Logic and Epistemology. She has over 50 research papers in these areas of her interest to her credit. At present she is working on A Source Book of Indian Logic and Epistemology.