Commentators on the Cārvākasūtra: A Critical Survey

@article{Bhattacharya2010CommentatorsOT,
  title={Commentators on the Cārvākasūtra: A Critical Survey},
  author={Ramkrishna Bhattacharya},
  journal={Journal of Indian Philosophy},
  year={2010},
  volume={38},
  pages={419-430}
}
In spite of the fact that the mūla-text of the Cārvākasūtra is lost, we have some 30 fragments of the commentaries written by no fewer than four commentators, namely, Kambalāśvatara, Purandara, Aviddhakarṇa, and Udbhaṭa. The existence of other commentators too has been suggested, of whom only one name is mentioned: Bhāvivikta. Unfortunately no extract from his work is quoted anywhere. The position of the Cārvākas was nearer the Buddhists (who admitted both perception and inference) than any… Expand
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