The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Philosophy of Language introduces the central theories in Indian philosophy and provides an up-to-date research resource to better understanding the history and future direction of the field.
Featuring leading international scholars whose work has come to define Indian philosophy of language, each chapter addresses a particular philosophical problem from the viewpoint of a specific tradition or thinker. Covering traditions including Advaita Vedanta, Visiadvaita Vedanta, Buddhism and Alakarasastra, they tackle questions such as what is the impact of textual structures on the philosophical message and whether it is productive to distinguish between figurative statements and incomplete propositions as well as the relation of the speaker to reality and the use of metalanguage. Chapters conclude with further reading suggestions while an annotated bibliography helps provide further context to all the themes covered.
By focusing on the development of dialogic ideas in Indian philosophy this handbook presents a systematic survey of the philosophy of language in the Indian tradition. Introducing original philosophical research from renowned thinkers, it makes an important contribution to both Eastern and Western contemporary philosophy of language.