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We're thankful to the authors who wrote papers in particular for this quantity and kindly gave their permission for printing them jointly. None of those papers seemed at any place prior to. Our certain thank you are as a result of the first six authors who kindly spoke back to our request and agreed to affix this new enterprise which we're calling 'comparative viewpoint' in ana­ lytical philosophy. within the introductory essay definite salient issues from every one paper were famous in simple terms to teach how 'com­ parative viewpoint' may perhaps upload to, and be built-in with, mod­ ern philosophical dialogue within the analytic culture. desire­ much less to claim, any mistake, attainable mis-attribution or misrepresentation of the perspectives of the unique authors of the papers (appearing within the stated introductory essay) is solely the accountability of the writer of that essay. the writer apologizes if there was such accidental misrepresenta­ tion and insists that the readers should still depend on the orig­ inal papers themselves for his or her personal realizing. For typo­ graphical difficulties it has now not continually been attainable to take advantage of the symbols initially utilized by the authors, yet care has been taken to exploit the right kind replacement for every of them.

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K. MATILAL from the implicit or explicit context of a sentence). g. "Bring a cow"). Hence whatever the words designate must always be overtly or covertly related to other things designated by other words which figure in the composition of the sentence. Mere juxtapostion of two or more words, if they designate only isolated meanings, cannot give rise to our awareness of a WHOLE, a connected fact, where components are interrelated, and blend together as one. Hence the Prabhakara argues that 'relatedness' cannot be severed from what a word designates.

If the first, they would try to find out by arguing as they actually do in any version of the paradox. But since they presumably reach the conclusion (a certainty-episode) that occurrence of the exam along with the 'surprise' element is impossible, their two previous certainties are destroyed thereby and thus they re-introduce their own 'ignorance' or dubiety (for certainties are destroyed)! ). If however the examinees accept the fact that they would never know the time prior to it they would not even undertake to expose a putative contradiction in the examiner's statement, and then the exam can be given at any time and still be a surprise!

MA TILAL 1 . 8. Universals Bhattacharya (s) tries to sort out our perennial puzzles about universals and answer a few well-known objections about abstraction. His observations particularly on Quine and Wittgenstein are significant. What he develops as his Theory A seems to be based substantially upon the Navya-Nyaya view although there is no explicit reference to Nyaya except in the title of the paper. He suggests that the traditional difficulties with the concept of universal could to a large extent be avoided if we formulated the problem in a different way.

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