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}
}
  • J. Ganeri
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Logic
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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