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dc.description.abstractThis dissertation focuses on the notion of linga in the Sanskrit language, and is a reflection on the grammar of the language. There is a particular emphasis on the philosophical significance that linga carries within the grammatical structures of Sanskrit. Linga is also considered within the sphere of Sanskrit mythology so that it may also be approached from a cultural perspective. The relationship between the deities in mythology is examined in light of the notion linga. Following this, the influence of mythology on social practices will be considered such that one may begin to view what the notion linga retains within this more recent context. The argument that follows consists in viewing the Sanskrit gender construction in the light of Wittgenstein's surface and depth grammar. Finally, Pierre Hadot's perspective of philosophy is taken in relation to the primary question of this dissertation, i.e. whether the notion of linga could be seen as having philosophical implications, or whether it could even be seen as a philosophy.en_GB
dc.subjectSanskrit languageen_GB
dc.subjectLanguage and languages -- Grammarsen_GB
dc.subjectLanguage and languages -- Philosophyen_GB
dc.titleLinga : a philosophical inquiry of gender in Sanskriten_GB
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dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Maltaen_GB
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Arts. Department of Philosophyen_GB
dc.contributor.creatorBorg Taylor East, Francesca-
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