Language and Testimony in Classical Indian Philosophy

[Revised entry by Madhav Deshpande on July 11, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] Speculations about the nature and function of language in India can be traced to its earliest period. These
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[Revised entry by Madhav Deshpande on July 11, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] Speculations about the nature and function of language in India can be traced to its earliest period. These speculations are multi-faceted in that one detects many different strands of thought regarding language. Some of these speculations are about what one may call the principle of language, but others are about specific languages or specific uses of these languages. One sees speculations regarding the creation of language as well as the role of language in the creation of the universe. Language appears in relation to gods as well as humans, and...

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