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Bhartṛhari (c. 5th century)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-F014-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Article Summary

Bhartṛhari is the Indian philosopher of grammar par excellence. Drawing on practically all the schools of thought of his time – religious, philosophical, linguistic and ritual – he uses elements from them to create a philosophy. This philosophy, while claiming to be grammatical, goes far beyond traditional grammar, constituting a new and remarkably original system of thought.

Citing this article:
Bronkhorst, Johannes. Bhartṛhari (c. 5th century), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-F014-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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