We have decided the dates of our workshop as the 23rd, 24th, and 25th, starting on each day at 10:00 and ending at 18:00. The workshop will focus on the problem of whether phonems (not padas) can convey the meaning.
We have also fixed the precise texts we will start with, namely, a comparative reading of portions of the Ślokavārttika Vākyādhikaraṇa, of the Nyāyamañjarī (portions of book 5 and 6), and Tattvabindu. We will start the first from v.110 (to v.115 or v.122). Here Kumārila responds to the opponent's idea that it is the phonemes that convey the meaning of a sentence. The corresponding discussion in the Tattvabindu is the so-called "criticism of the Varṇamālāvāda" on pp.83-90 of the 1990 edition. That in the Prakaraṇapañcikā is at the beginning of the eleventh chapter, pp.377-379 of the Benares edition). As for the Nyāyamañjarī, the corresponding parts are in NM 6.1. The next section regards ŚV vākya 122--136, to be compared to further sections in NM 6.1.