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Language and Truth : a Study of the Sanskrit Language and Its Relationship with Principles of Truth.

Author: Paul Douglas
Publisher: Chicago : Shepheard-Walwyn, 2010.
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This remarkable study explores how human language may be appreciated as a reflection of the natural laws of the universe. Describing how different philosophical premises lead to different views of language--including English and Mandarin--the book especially considers the close relationship between Advaita Vendanta philosophy and Sanskrit. Examining the nature of words, its various categories, and meanings, this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Douglas, Paul.
Language and Truth : A Study of the Sanskrit Language and Its Relationship with Principles of Truth.
Chicago : Shepheard-Walwyn, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Douglas
ISBN: 9780856833700 0856833703
OCLC Number: 705538382
Description: 1 online resource (125 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Pronunciation guide; Introduction; 1. Different premises on which language may be founded; 2. How may different languages relate to truth?; 3. Basic elements of language as evident in Sanskrit; 4. Words: their formation and classes; 5. Sentences and relationships within them; 6. Sound, word and meaning. What is meaning?; 7. Pan-inian grammar: some special features; 8. Laws of Sanskrit reflecting natural laws?; Appendix 1. The credentials of Sanskrit; Appendix 2. The extent of Sandhi; Bibliography; Index.

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This remarkable study explores how human language may be appreciated as a reflection of the natural laws of the universe. Describing how different philosophical premises lead to different views of language--including English and Mandarin--the book especially considers the close relationship between Advaita Vendanta philosophy and Sanskrit. Examining the nature of words, its various categories, and meanings, this record argues that speech is seen as having an innate and unique capacity to reflect the light of consciousness.

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