Sabdabodhamimamsa. An inquiry into Indian theories of verbal cognition. Part 1. Vakyavakyarthavicaratmakah. The sentence and its significance.

Sabdabodhamimamsa. An inquiry into Indian theories of verbal cognition. Part 1. Vakyavakyarthavicaratmakah. The sentence and its significance.

In this first volume of An Inquiry into Indian Theories of Verbal Cognition, the author, assembling the view of different sastra-s (Nyaya, Mimamsa, Vyakarana, Vedanta…) examines the following theories and subjects: the theory according to which word is a means of valid cognition, the definition of word as a means of valid cognition, the nature of the sentence, its sense, and what makes it intelligible, the theories of anvitabhidhana and abhihitanvaya, the notions of syntactic unity and plurality, syntactic expectancy, logical consistency, phonetic contiguity and the general purport of the sentence, the sphota theory: all views and notions the knowledge of which constitutes the first step in the analysis of verbal cognition.