Sanjit Chakraborty
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
The paper concentrates on the most pressing question of Indian philosophy: what is the exact connotation of a word or what sort of entity helps us to identify the meaning of a word? The paper focuses on the clash between Realism (Nyāya) and Apoha vāda (Buddhist) regarding the debate whether the meaning of a word is particular/universal or both. The paper asserts that though Naiyāyikas and Mīmāṁsakas challenged against Buddhist Apoha vāda, yet they realized that to establish an opinion in support of a word that conceptually denotes a negative meaning first would be a very difficult task.
Keywords Jāti-śakti vādin  Universal  Negation  Transcendental illusion  Kumarila  Dignāga
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