What did Kumārila have in view when he spoke of a “linguistic force” and of an “objective force”?

A short terminological excursus: bhāvanā is a rather common name throughout Sanskrit philosophy (it designates, e.g., a peculiar meditation in Buddhism and in Kashmir Śivaism, a linguistic function in Bhāṭṭa Nāyaka’s aesthetical theory, etc.). It is also found in grammar. Continue reading

Internet resources for Indian Philosophy

What are good internet resources for research in Indian philosophy? Here are a few that come to my mind. The GRETIL project of electronic Sanskrit texts: http://gretil.sub.uni-goettingen.de/#Intro The Monier Williams Dictionary online: http://www.sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.de/monier/ The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, whose Indian Philosophy section Continue reading