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On the meaning and function of Ādeśá in the Early Upaniṣads

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Many modern scholars working on the early Upaniṣads translate ādeśa as substitute, substitution, or the method or rule of substitution. The choice of this translation, which often affects the larger analysis of the text, started only in 1960s, with the late Paul Thieme who understood ‘substitute/substitution’ as the meaning of ādeśa in the Pāṇinian tradition and introduced that meaning to Upaniṣadic analysis. After carefully analysing all relevant passages in their contexts—not just the indiv...

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10.1007/s10781-017-9321-7

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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0000-0002-5482-7754
Publisher:
Springer Verlag
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Journal of Indian Philosophy More from this journal
Volume:
45
Issue:
3
Pages:
539–567
Publication date:
2017-06-05
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EISSN:
1573-0395
ISSN:
0022-1791
Language:
English
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2019-05-30

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