Une philosophie de la parole

L'Enquête sur la connaissance verbale (Śābdanirṇaya) de Prakāśātman, maître Advaitin du Xe siècle (édition critique, traduction, commentaire, avec une nouvelle édition du commentaire d’Ānandabodha)

Reihe: Sitzungsberichte der philosophisch-historischen Klasse, Band: 901

Reihe: Beiträge zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens, Band: 101

Verlag: VÖAW

Erscheinungsdatum: 28.09.2020

ISBN13: 978-3-7001-8697-7

Format: 2020, 877 Seiten, 24x16 cm, 2 Bände, broschiert, französisch

€ 65,00


This book by Hugo David investigates the beginnings, in the 10th century CE, of an autonomous reflection on language in the “non-dualist” trend of Brahmanical exegesis (Advaita-Vedānta) inaugurated in the 8th century by Śaṅkara. Its starting point is a detailed study of the most ancient text exclusively devoted to linguistic issues belonging to that tradition, which is translated here for the first time in a western language, and of its only known Sanskrit commentary. On this basis, an attempt is made to understand why Prakāśātman, one of the most illustrious non-dualist thinkers, engaged in an entirely new reflection on language, unknown to his predecessors. This approach, centred on hermeneutics rather than doctrine, allows one to understand how philosophy of language came to occupy a prominent position in late Advaita, as the cornerstone of a “system”, where being, however immediate, presents itself through the medium of Sacred speech.



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