A Comparative Study of the Jaina Theories of Reality and Knowledge
An attempt to determine the meaning and contents of the notion of dravya and distinguish between the two concepts of guna and paryaya. Cursorily also discusses notions of realtivity, continuity, divisibilty and negation. It presents an analytical account and a critical estimation of the methods of knowledge with an investigation into the nature and the logical evolution of the theory of manifoldness (anekantavada). The work has aimed throughout at a comparative treatment of the problems. Effort has been made to avoid strained and far-fetched comparisons and contrasts and to treat criticisms and controversies in a constructive spirit.
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abhdva absolute according Advaitism anekanta anekantavada aspect attributes Bhaskara bheda bheddbheda brahman Buddhist causal efficiency character co-ordinate Comm concrete universal contradiction criticism Dharmakirti dialectical distinction doctrine dosas dravya elements entity existence fact guna Hegel Hegelian Hemacandra Ibid idea identity and difference identity-in-difference Indian philosophy inexpressible infra instance Intro Jaina philosophy Jaina theory Jaina view Jainism Kumarila Kundakunda latter logical Madhva manifold meaning metaphysics method modes Naiyayika nature of reality nayah nayas nayavada negation Nimbarka non-being notion Nyaya object observes ontological paryaya position Prabhacandra prakrti predication principle principle of distinction problem Ramanuja realistic reference relation samavaya Sankhya Sarikara schools significance standpoint substance supra sutra syadvada syddvdda synthesis thereon things thinkers tion treated truth ubhayavdda ultimate Umasvati Upanisads Vaisesika Vide view of reality viewpoint virodha visesa words Yadava