Being and Meaning is a comparative study of the concepts of Being and Language in Bhartrhari and Martin Heidegger, emphasising the universality of their thinking. Language in Bhartrhari`s vision is the medium of the self-expression for the Ultimate Reality (Sabdatattva). In Heidegger`s thinking language is the Original Utterance (Sage) which Being speaks to man. Being expresses itself in language, and phenomena in the world occur simultaneously with the occurrence of language. Bhartrhari and Heidegger lead one to the belonging togetherness of Being and being beyond all conceptualizing, transcending the bounds of Orient and Occident.
SEBASTIAN ALACKAPALLY, C.M.I. holds a doctorate in Comparative Philosophy from the Gregorian University, Rome. At present he teaches at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore and Darsana Institute of Philosophy, Wardha.
"........very useful for those who cannot understand the changing facets of Heidegger`s philosophy and his ontological, rather mystical approach of Being presented in the grab of complicated expressions in original German language....will succeed in drawing the attention of the scholars on the subjects" ___J.I.C.P.R.
Vol.: 21, no. 3, July-Sept., 2004