Jaina Scriptures and Philosophy

Jaina Scriptures and Philosophy

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Interest in Indian religion and comparative philosophy has increased in recent years, but despite this the study of Jaina philosophy is still in its infancy. This book looks at the role of philosophy in Jaina tradition, and its significance within the general developments in Indian philosophy. Bringing together chapters by philologists, historians and philosophers, the book focuses on karman theory, the theory of conditional predication, epistemology and the debates of Jaina philosophers with representatives of competing traditions, such as Ajivika, Buddhist and Hindu. It analyses the relationship between religion and philosophy in Jaina scriptures, both Digambara and Svetambara, and will be of interest to scholars and students of South Asian Religion, Philosophy, and Philology.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 270 pages
  • 163 x 242 x 22mm | 569.99g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9 black & white illustrations, 20 black & white tables, 6 black & white halftones, 3 black & white line drawings
  • 1138839892
  • 9781138839892

About Peter Fluegel

Peter Flugel is Chair of the Centre of Jaina Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK. He is the series editor for the Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies series. Olle Qvarnstrom is Professor of History of Religion at Lund University, Sweden.show more

Table of contents

Introduction I: Scriptures 1. Herman Tieken The Composition of the Uttarajjhaya 2. Prem Suman Jain One Rare Manuscript of the Prakrit Text Bhagavati Aradhana 3. Sin Fujinaga Svetambara Agamas in the Digambara Scriptures II: Karman & Ethics 4. Johannes Bronkhorst What Happened to Mahavira's Body? 5. Olle Qvarnstrom The Dvatrimsika ascribed to Siddhasena DivakaraVedavada, Samkhyaprabodha and Niyativada 6. Kenji Watanabe A Bee and Mendicant: Two Different Versions in the Extant Jaina Agamas 7. Nalini Balbir Layman's Atonements: The Savayapacchitta and the Shraddhajitakalpa III: Philosophy 8. Jayendra Soni Aspects of Philosophy in the Satkhandagama 9. Anne Clavel Sensuous Cognition - Pratyaksa or Paroksa? Jinabhadra's Reading of the Nandisutra 10. Anna Aurelia Esposito Vasudeva the Philosopher: Soul and Body in Sanghadasa's Vasudevahindi 11. Piotr Balcerowicz Do Attempts to Formalise Syad-vada Make Sense? Bollee Bibliographyshow more