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'''Vācaspati Miśra''' (900–980 [[Common Era|CE]]) was an [[India]]n [[philosopher]] who founded one of the main [[Advaita Vedanta]] schools, the [[Bhāmatī]] school (named after his commentary on [[Adi Shankara|Śankara's]] ''Brahma-sūtra-bhāṣya''), and whose work was an important forerunner of the [[Navya-Nyāya]] system of thought.
 
Vācaspati was a [[Maithili Brahmin]] who lived near the frontier between India and [[Nepal]] (what is now Vachaspati Nagar (Andhra Thardhi), [[Madhubani, India|Madhubani]]). The details of his life have been lost, though he is said to have named one of his works after his wife, Bhāmatī. He wrote commentaries on the main works of all the major [[Hinduism|Hindu]] schools of thought at the time, as well as one non-commentary, ''Tattvabindu.''
 
In ''Tattvabindu'', Vācaspati examines four competing theories of linguistic meaning: