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 A City Where the Rivers Meet

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at the archeological work performed by G. R. Sharma in Kaushambi. The economic, cultural, and political importance of that city, situated near the confluence of the Ganges and ... More


The Lifetime “Living Lord” Icon of Mahavira: Anxiety about the Authenticity of Icons

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Narratives of the miraculous or otherwise special origin of icons betray anxiety about the authenticity of icons. This chapter investigates the Shvetambara narratives of a sandalwood icon of ... More


Pleasure and Pain

Bimal Krishna Matilal

in Perception: An Essay on Classical Indian Theories of Knowledge

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239765
eISBN:
9780191680014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239765.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Can there be unfelt pain, or unsensed pleasure? Could there be pain in me which I have not experienced? Could there be pleasure that has occurred for me, but which I have not felt? These questions ... More


Kāraka: Meanings in Composition

Jonardon Ganeri

in Artha: Meaning

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198074137
eISBN:
9780199082131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074137.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents a discussion on kāraka. An important feature of Pāṇinian grammatical theory is the distinction it draws between the superficial grammatical form of a sentence, and a deeper ... More


Pāribhāṣikī: The Meaning of Names

Jonardon Ganeri

in Artha: Meaning

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198074137
eISBN:
9780199082131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074137.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter addresses the problems for the philosopher of language within the theory of meaning. Theoretical terms are introduced into Vaiśeṣika proto-physics as names for objects whose existence is ... More


Sāṃkāśya: The Buddha Descends from Heaven

Donald S. Lopez Jr.

in Hyecho's Journey: The World of Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226517902
eISBN:
9780226518060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226518060.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes Hyecho’s visit to the city of Sāṃkāśya, the site of another miracle, the Buddha’s descent from the summit of Mount Sumeru on a bejeweled staircase, the remnants of which Hyecho ... More


The Technical Language Assessed

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Lost Age of Reason: Philosophy in Early Modern India 1450-1700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199218745
eISBN:
9780191809774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218745.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter establishes the extent to which the newly invented technical language can be seen as forming the basis for a ‘calculus’ of relations. The new technical language, which evolved from ... More


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