Kumarila, aka: Kumārila; 3 Definition(s)
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Kumārila (ca. 600-650), a representative of the Brahmanic tradition of Mīmāṃsā, which is particularly concerned with the exegesis of Veda and ritual analysis, is one of the most influential philosophers apart from his main adversary Dharmakīrti (ca. 600–660) and like him has greatly shaped the philosophy of the following centuries. In his Ślokavārttika, Kumārila ponders the questions of ontology, epistemology, philosophy of language, ethics, religion, and many others.(Source): IKGA: Asia
Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (कुमारिल भट्ट, fl. roughly AD 700) was a maithil brahmin Hindu philosopher and Mimamsa scholar from Assam. He is famous for many of his seminal theses on Mimamsa, such as Mimamsaslokavarttika. Bhaṭṭa was a staunch believer in the supreme validity of Vedic injunction, a great champion of Purva-Mimamsa and a confirmed ritualist. The varttika is mainly written as a subcommentary of Sabara's commentary on Jaimini's Purva Mimamsa Sutra. His philosophy is classified by some scholars as existential realism.(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism
Kumārila is commonly regarded as having been one of the most brilliant brahmanical philosophers of the Classical Period in India, a thinker whose ideas influenced almost all later brahmanical thought. Of his works, the Ślokavārttika is possibly the most important. Defending the authoritativeness of the Vedic scripture, in the codanāsūtra section Kumārila discusses theories concerning truth, omniscience, and ritual killing.(Source): Austrian Academy of Sciences Press: Kumārila on Truth, Omniscience, and Killing
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The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 1443-1446 < [Chapter 18 - Inference]
Verse 1140 < [Chapter 16 - Examination of the Import of Words]
Verse 2016 < [Chapter 23 - External World]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 2 - The Mīmāṃsā Literature < [Chapter IX - Mīmāṃsā Philosophy]
Part 5 - Indeterminate and determinate perception < [Chapter IX - Mīmāṃsā Philosophy]
Part 3 - The Indian Systems of Philosophy < [Chapter IV - General Observations On The Systems Of Indian Philosophy]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 13 - Sarvajñātma Muni (a.d. 900) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 6 - Conception of Sacrificial Duties in the Gītā < [Chapter XIV - The Philosophy of the Bhagavad-gītā]
Part 22 - Philosophy of the Prakaṭārtha-vivaraṇa (a.d. 1200) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux (by Satkari Mookerjee)
Chapter IX - The Mīmāṃsā Theory of Soul < [Part I - Metaphysics]
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Chapter V - Objections on Psychological and Metaphysical Grounds discussed < [Part I - Metaphysics]
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Chapter II.a - Prabhācandra’s refutation of different views about knowledge < [Chapter II - Jaina theory of Knowledge]
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