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(from the Sanskrit word for 'reflection' or 'interpretation') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints on ritual traditions rooted in the Vedas and the Brahmanas as opposed to Vedanta which relies mostly on the Upanishads

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He updates and nuances the old debate about the relationship between the so-called Purva Mimamsa and (Vedanta as) the Uttara Mimamsa.
For example, the four on Purva Mimamsa advance our knowledge of key figures in that darsana, elucidate persisting difficult questions, and indicate areas for further study.
This work includes, as well as the text and a commentary, Sastri's excellent "Introduction," part one of which is, indeed, "A Short History of Purva Mimamsa Sastra" (pp.
Clooney has written an important and insightful monograph on the Indian exegetical "philosophy" called Purva Mimamsa. In it he argues persuasively that the Purva Mimamsa Sutra of Jaimini (ca.