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Erratum published on 27 August 2018, see Religions 2018, 9(9), 254.
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Pratyabhijñā Apoha Theory, Shannon–Weaver Information, Saussurean Structure, and Peircean Interpretant Agency

Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Dakota, 276 Centennial Drive Stop 7128, Grand Forks, ND 58202, USA
Religions 2018, 9(6), 191; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9060191
Received: 14 May 2018 / Revised: 2 June 2018 / Accepted: 5 June 2018 / Published: 14 June 2018
This paper builds upon my earlier studies in interpreting interculturally how the Kashmiri nondual Śaiva thinkers Upaladeva (c. 900–950 CE) and Abhinavagupta (c. 950–1020 CE) in their Pratyabhijñā philosophical theology respond to and reinterpret the Buddhist semantic theory of reference as the exclusion of the inapplicable (anyāpoha). It engages the issues in the Pratyabhijñā debate with the Buddhists, with the interrelations of Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver’s theory of Information, Saussurean structuralist semiotics, and Peircean pragmatic semiotics. View Full-Text
Keywords: Nondual Kashmir Śaivism; Pratyabhijñā; Utpaladeva; Abhinavagupta; Yogācāra; Dignāga; Dharmakīrti; apoha; information theory; Claude E. Shannon; Warren Weaver; structuralism; Ferdinand de Saussure; pragmatic semiotics; Charles Sanders Peirce Nondual Kashmir Śaivism; Pratyabhijñā; Utpaladeva; Abhinavagupta; Yogācāra; Dignāga; Dharmakīrti; apoha; information theory; Claude E. Shannon; Warren Weaver; structuralism; Ferdinand de Saussure; pragmatic semiotics; Charles Sanders Peirce
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Lawrence, D.P. Pratyabhijñā Apoha Theory, Shannon–Weaver Information, Saussurean Structure, and Peircean Interpretant Agency. Religions 2018, 9, 191.

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