On Jain Anekantavada and Pluralism in Philosophy of Mathematics

International School for Jain Studies-Transactions 2 (3):13-20 (2019)
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I claim that a relatively new position in philosophy of mathematics, pluralism, overlaps in striking ways with the much older Jain doctrine of anekantavada and the associated doctrines of nyayavada and syadvada. I first outline the pluralist position, following this with a sketch of the Jain doctrine of anekantavada. I then note the srrong points of overlaps and the morals of this comparison of pluralism and anekantavada.



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Landon D. C. Elkind
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Jaina Logic and the Philosophical Basis of Pluralism.Jonardon Ganeri - 2002 - History and Philosophy of Logic 23 (4):267-281.
The Jaina concept of omniscience.Ramjee Singh - 1974 - Ahmedabad: L.D. Institute of Indology.

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