# Jaina Logic and the Philosophical Basis of Pluralism

@article{Ganeri2002JainaLA, title={Jaina Logic and the Philosophical Basis of Pluralism}, author={Jonardon Ganeri}, journal={History and Philosophy of Logic}, year={2002}, volume={23}, pages={267 - 281} }

What is the rational response when confronted with a set of propositions each of which we have some reason to accept, and yet which taken together form an inconsistent class? This was, in a nutshell, the problem addressed by the Jaina logicians of classical India, and the solution they gave is, I think, of great interest, both for what it tells us about the relationship between rationality and consistency, and for what we can learn about the logical basis of philosophical pluralism. The Jainas…

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