New member introduction: shrI Gerald Penn

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Wed Sep 9 17:14:04 CDT 1998

On Mon, 7 Sep 1998, Ravisankar S. Mayavaram wrote:

>   My name is Gerald Penn.  I work as a research scientist at University of
> Tuebingen, in the areas of mathematical logic, philosophy of language and
> computer science.  I am particularly interested in the contributions of
> advaita to the areas of epistemology and grammar.

As far as I know, Advaita Vedanta didn't contribute a lot to those fields.
Rather, they adopted the positions of the Bhatta Mimamsakas almost lock
stock and barrel.  A contemporary of Shankaracharya who later became  his
pupil, Mandana Mishra, combined some details of the sphotavada of the
Grammarians with Advaita Vedanta but this never really went anywhere.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>

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