题目: Time as Power: Notes on A Grammarian’s Theory of Time
摘要：Bhartṛhari, a 5-6th century grammarian and philosopher, treated the nature of time (kāla) in his magnum opus Vākyapadīya (On Sentence and Word) III.9. He alluded to various schools of thoughts, and criticized their different theories of time. He proposed that time is sequenceless one and is the efficient cause of all in this world. In this presentation, I shall introduce Bhartṛhari’s theory of time against the backdrop of his philosophical agenda, so as to show how a monist deals with divisions of time, especially different tenses.