Who is the most productive scholar on Indian Philosophy? Kei Kataoka is surely in the top-10 (have a look at his publications here).
He has just published a critical edition of the apoha section of Sucarita’s commentary on the Ślokavārttika. Please read the rest at my new blog, here.
Since Mīmāṃsā (both in its Bhāṭṭa
and in its Prābhākara subschools) focused primarily on the exegesis of
the prescriptive portion of the Vedic Sacred Texts, the Mīmāṃsā texts
offer richly developed discussions of deontic issues, both from a
linguistic and from a logic point of view. Unfortunately, the lack of
philosophically accessible translations has made most of such
discussions remain confined to Sanskritists. Please read the rest at my new blog, here.
There are fields in which the contribution of applied ethics and deontics are more than needed, such as that of the programming of artificial intelligence connected to robots which might interact with human beings. Chaudhuri and Vardi (their article can be downloaded here) quote the following case: (please read the rest at my new blog, here).
The term tuccha means in Classical Sanksrit "worthless", "insignificant". In Vedānta, however, it gets a more specific technical meaning, to denote the absolute unreality of chimeral entities, such as the khapuṣpa (flower in the air), which will not and cannot ever exist.
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