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Hindu Doubts About God: Towards a Mīmāmsā Deconstruction

The term "MimiiIpsa," signifying an exegetical-hermeneutical enterprise and synonymous with the system or school known by this name, is associated with this'critique or doubt; I say "doubt" and not the stronger "skepticism" associated with Buddhism, and later with Hume in the West, for reasons that will become clearer in the discussion. To hint at it just a little, I believe the MimalPsa was predisposed towards a deconstruction of "onto-theo-logos" of the kind that had emerged from within the broad Indian tradition, but did not develop this into a rigorous program, except to suggest its bare outline.