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Syādvāda as the Epistemological Key to the Jaina Middle Way Metaphysics of Anekāntavāda

John M. Koller
Philosophy East and West
Vol. 50, No. 3, The Philosophy of Jainism (Jul., 2000), pp. 400-407
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1400182
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Syādvāda as the Epistemological Key to the Jaina Middle Way Metaphysics of Anekāntavāda
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Abstract

An analysis of the Jain metaphysics of non-absolutism (anekāntavāda) shows how the epistemological theory of points of view (nayavāda) and the sevenfold schema of predication (saptabhaṅgī) provide a foundation for the central Jain principle of nonviolence (ahiṃsā).

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