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 Ājīvika, Buddhist and Hindu. It analyses the relationship between religion and philosophy in Jaina scriptures, both Digambara and Śvetāmbara, and will be of interest to scholars and students of South Asian Religion, Philosophy, and Philology.
Table of Contents
Introduction I: Scriptures 1. Herman Tieken The Composition of the Uttarajjhāyā 2. Prem Suman Jain One Rare Manuscript of the Prakrit Text Bhagavatī Ārādhanā 3. Sin Fujinaga Śvetâmbara Āgamas in the Digambara Scriptures II: Karman & Ethics 4. Johannes Bronkhorst What Happened to Mahāvīra's Body? 5. Olle Qvarnström The Dvātriṃśikā ascribed to Siddhasena DivākaraVedavāda, Sāṃkhyaprabodha and Niyativāda 6. Kenji Watanabe A Bee and Mendicant: Two Different Versions in the Extant Jaina Āgamas 7. Nalini Balbir Layman's Atonements: The Sâvayapacchitta and the Shrâddhajîtakalpa III: Philosophy 8. Jayendra Soni Aspects of Philosophy in the Ṣaṭkhaṇḍâgama 9. Anne Clavel Sensuous Cognition - Pratyakṣa or Parokṣa? Jinabhadra's Reading of the Nandīsūtra 10. Anna Aurelia Esposito Vasudeva the Philosopher: Soul and Body in Saṅghadāsa’s Vasudevahiṇḍī 11. Piotr Balcerowicz Do Attempts to Formalise Syād-vāda Make Sense? Bollée Bibliography
Peter Flügel 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 Qvarnström is Professor of History of Religion at Lund University, Sweden.