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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, Denison University University of Edinburgh University of Bergen University of California, Berkeley John E. Cort, Paul Dundas, Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristi L. Wiley. Consulted online on 22 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2020

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