Semantic Powers: Meaning and the Means of Knowing in Classical Indian Philosophy

Oxford University Press (1999)
Abstract
Jonardon Ganeri gives an account of language as essentially a means for the reception of knowledge. The semantic power of a word and its ability to stand for a thing derives from the capacity of understanders to acquire knowledge simply by understanding what is said. Ganeri finds this account in the work of certain Indian philosophers of language, and shows how their analysis can inform and be informed by contemporary philosophical theory.
Keywords Semantics (Philosophy  Navya Nyāya  Philosophy, Indic  Language and languages Philosophy  Knowledge, Theory of
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Call number B132.S4.G36 1999
ISBN(s) 019823788X   9780198237884
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