Hermeneutics and Language in Purva Mimamsa: A Study in Sabara Bhasya

by Othmar Gachter


  • ISBN: 9788120806924, 8120806921
  • Year of Publication: 1990
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 2nd
  • No. of Pages: 174
  • Language: English
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    This critical investigation into Sabara's realism shows satyam as the real coincidence between reality and language. Sabara's statement: Sabda speaks, it makes known is the key to language. Language by its very nature neither objectifies nor subjectifies the status of reality. It presents through Sabda what it really is. Hermeneutics sustains this intrinsic function of language. It aims at overcoming the lack of understanding.

    This Indian approach asserts hermeneutics as experience in which man participates fully in rality and language as one whole. Genuine

    hermeneutics is thus the real response to what really is and that includes also the response to actual life.

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    About the Author(s)

    OTHMAR GACHTER holds a Ph.D. in Indian Philosophy from Banaras Hindu

    University, Varanasi. He is a member of the staff at Ishvani Kendra, Pune,

    and lectures philosophy and comparative religion at the REgional Seminary,

    Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.