SOAS University of London

Centre of Jaina Studies

13th Annual Jaina Lecture: Jaina Logic and Epistemology. Is This How it All Began?

Jaina Logic
Professor Piotr Balcerowicz (University of Warsaw)

Date: 21 March 2013Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 21 March 2013Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Lecture


Despite its importance for the history and development of Indian religions and philosophical thought, the beginnings of Jainism, not to mention the movement of the Ājīvikas once apparently closely allied to the Jainas, still remain shrouded in mystery.

The lecture will provide a fresh attempt to better understand the reasons how, why and when Jainism developed its strikingly unique logic and epistemology and what historical and doctrinal factors could have prompted the ideas which later led to the formulation of the doctrine of multiplexity of reality (anekānta-vāda). It seems that some additional insight may be gained by taking a closer look at the early relation between the founders of Jainism and the movement of the Ājīvikas.


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Prof Balcerowicz: Jaina Logic and Epistemology. Is This How it All Began?



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