The sanskrit of science

  title={The sanskrit of science},
  author={Frits Staal},
  journal={Journal of Indian Philosophy},
  • F. Staal
  • Published 1 March 1995
  • Education
  • Journal of Indian Philosophy
Pāṇini's Grammar and Modern Computation
While Pāṇini's Sanskrit grammar is computationally limited, the metalanguage through which his formalism is defined can be directly used to define any rule-based system by mimicking standard formal language definitions as an extension of the grammatical system proper.
Incorporating Ideas from Indian History in the Teaching and Learning of a General Place Value System
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On the Generalizability of Panini's Pratyahara-Technique to Other Languages
It turns out that pratyaharas perform better than features for the description of the authors' sample of German phonological pro- cesses if one considers the quality criterion for class-description devices proposed by (10) which is based on the ratio of describable to actual classes.
… And What about the Vedānta Paribhāṣā’s paribhāṣātva? Some hypotheses on the use of paribhāṣās in later Advaita Vedānta
  • G. Pellegrini
  • Economics
    Asiatische Studien - Études Asiatiques
  • 2018
Abstract This contribution re-analyses some standpoints of the notion of paribhāṣā through the looking glass of later Advaita Vedānta. The article is limited to single text, namely Dharmarāja
From Hesiod to Saussure, from Hippocrates to Jevons: An Introduction to the History of Scientific Thought between Iran and the Atlantic
claims with real quantified laws). In order to solve this problem, one has to introduce a notion of the “price of production”, for which it holds true that producers will continue to supply the
Indian Experiences with Science: Considerations for History, Philosophy, and Science Education
This chapter explores how perspectives on science drawn from Indian experiences can contribute to the interface between history and philosophy of science (HPS) and science education (SE). HPS is
On the Origins of Zero
IT IS WIDELY believed that zero originated in Indic Civilization but the evidence in support of that belief is not only meager; it is almost zero. No place or time, let alone the name of a discoverer
Indistinguishable from Magic: Computation is Cognitive Technology
The thought experiment shows that universal computation can be constructed from natural language structure and skills, and shows why intentional capabilities needed for language use play a role in computation across all media.
On the Construction of Sivasutras-Alphabets
  • W. Petersen
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
    Sanskrit Computational Linguistics
  • 2009
The presented maintheorem poses three sufficient conditions for the Śivasūtras-sortability of sets of classes, and an outlook on modern problems which could be approached by Pānini technique is given.


The Philosophy of Leibniz: Metaphysics and Language
This is the first, and indeed the definitive systematic account of the wide-ranging philosophical ideas of Leibniz. The author, a highly respected analytical philosopher, has brought his own
Chinese Mathematics in the Thirteenth Century. The Shu-shu Chiu-chang of Ch`in Chiu-shao.@@@Chinese Science, Explorations of an Ancient Tradition.
One studies Chinese mathematics primarily as one of the ways of apprehending the whole mind of a civilization that was thoroughly interconnected within itself, in terms of intellectual concepts,