Journal of Indian Philosophy

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 411–425

Studies on Bhartṛhari, 9: Vākyapadīya 2.119 and the Early History of Mīmāṃsā

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10781-012-9159-y

Cite this article as:
Bronkhorst, J. J Indian Philos (2012) 40: 411. doi:10.1007/s10781-012-9159-y

Abstract

This article argues that in early Mīmāṃsā the view was current that there are objects in the world corresponding to all words of the Sanskrit language. Evidence to that effect is primarily found in passages from Bhartṛhari’s works, and in some classical Nyāya texts. Interestingly, Śabara’s classical work on Mīmāṃsā has abandoned this position, apparently for an entirely non-philosophical reason: the distaste felt for the newly arising group of Brahmanical temple-priests.

Keywords

BhartṛhariMīmāṃsāŚabaraLinguistic philosophyTemple-priests

Abbreviations

ASS

Ānandāśrama Sanskrit Series, Poona

DNC

Dvādaśāranayacakra of Mallavādin. Edited, with the commentary Nyāyāgamānusāriṇī of Siṃhasūri Gaṇi Vādi Kṣamāśramaṇa, by Muni Jambūvijayajī, 3 parts, Bhavnagar: Sri Jain Atmanand Sabha, 1966, 1976, 1988

MīBh

Mīmāṃsā Bhāṣya de Śabara (ASS 97)

NBh

Nyāyabhāṣya of Pakṣilasvāmin Vātsyāyana, in the following edition: Nyāyadarśanam with Vātsyāyana’s Bhāṣya, Uddyotakara’s Vārttika, Vācaspati Miśra’s Tātparyaṭīkā & Viśvanātha’s Vṛtti. Chapter I, section I critically edited with notes by Taranatha Nyaya-Tarkatirtha and chapters I-ii–V by Amarendramohan Tarkatirtha, with an introduction by Narendra Chandra Vedantatirtha. Calcutta: Metropolitan Printing & Publishing House, 1936–1944

NV

Nyāyavārttika of Uddyotakara. For the edition, see NBh

Vkp

Bhartṛhari, Vākyapadīya, ed. W. Rau, Wiesbaden 1977

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland