From Ontology to Taxonomy: the Jaina Colonisation of the Universe

Location: Somerville College
Speaker: Will Johnson
Date: October 11, 2009
Time: 16:30

This paper explores the shift in Jaina thought from categorization (the ontological dualism of jiva and ajiva) to classification (the universe as a map of the Jina’s mind), and reflects on a corresponding alteration in soteriological and sociological concerns.