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Vṛṣabhadeva’s Sphuṭākṣarā on Bhartṛhari’s metaphysics: commentarial strategy and new interpretations

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Although somewhat neglected in the scholarly debate, Vṛṣabhadeva’s commentary (known as Sphuṭākṣarā or Paddhati, possibly 8th c. CE) on Vākyapadīya’s first chapter, offers a remarkable analysis of Bhartṛhari’s views on metaphysics and philosophy of language. Vākyapadīya’s first four kārikās deal with ontological issues, defining the key elements of Bhartṛhari’s non-dualistic edifice such as the properties of the unitary principle, its powers, the role of time and the ontological status of wor...

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University of Oxford
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College Only
Department:
Wolfson College
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Wolfson, Wolfson College
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Oxford
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Springer Verlag Publisher's website
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Journal of Indian Philosophy Journal website
Volume:
41
Issue:
2
Pages:
133-149
Publication date:
2013-03-19
Acceptance date:
2013-02-22
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1573-0395
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0022-1791
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1038908
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English
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2019-08-06

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