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whatever she refers to as a “cat” is a cat). This answer is small comfort, it does not exclude the possibility that what she calls a cat is what males call a cat*, and vice versa; and this is Nozick’s point. —Hilary Putnam, Reason, Truth, and History2 WORKING BACK TO THE ISSUE IN COMMON If few feminist, African, Asian, or Hispanic philosophers have undertaken the conceptual leaps and imaginative projections necessary to enter the “alien hermeneutical circle” of contemporary English-speaking philosophy of language, only the most recalcitrant of male or white chauvinists

SANSKRIT PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE J. F. STAAL In memory of Louis Renou Long before the modern languages of South Asia began to develop, a tradition of linguistic studies originated in areas of what is now India and Pakistan and what will, on account of a certain unity of traditional culture, be referred to as "India". While it is increasingly becoming known that it was in India that the science of linguistics originated and developed into an impressive tradition, India also continues to be regarded, especially in non-professional circles, as a country