Jaina Scriptures and Philosophy: An Essential Contribution to the History of Philosophy in Jainism

Marie-Hélène Gorisse


This paper is a review of the nine chapters more directly concerned with philosophy of the volume Jaina Scriptures and Philosophy. Edited in 2015 by Peter Flügel and Olle Qvarnström, this interdisciplinary volume in philosophy, philology, linguistics, literary studies and history is presented as an essential contribution to the study of Jaina philosophy inasmuch as it offers a collection of cutting-edge analyses on the emergence and development of philosophical concepts such as the Self and its epistemic faculties, with a focus on early Jaina canonical literature and commentaries thereof.


Jainism; soteriology; karma; self; non-violence; perspectivism; omniscience; realism

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