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From Ontology to Taxonomy: the Jaina Colonisation of the Universe

Shivdasani Conference 2009
Somerville College
Will Johnson
Sunday, 11 October 2009 - 4:30pm

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.