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Emergence of a Jain Philosophical Identity
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The emergence of a Jain philosophical identity goes hand in hand with the emergence of the identities of the other philosophical schools in India. With a philosophical identity is meant a clearly demarcated ontology and metaphysics, epistemology and logic, and ethics unique to a particular school. There is clear evidence that since the time…

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Soni, Jayandra, “Emergence of a Jain Philosophical Identity”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Edited by: John E. Cort, Denison University, Paul Dundas, University of Edinburgh, Knut A. Jacobsen, University of Bergen, Kristi L. Wiley, University of California, Berkeley. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20180228

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