Jain theories of inference in the light of modern logics

01 October 2012 → 30 September 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of philosophy
    • Philosophy
    • Ethics
    • Other philosophy, ethics and religious studies not elsewhere classified
  • Social sciences
    • General pedagogical and educational sciences
    • Communication sciences
dynamic logics interactive logics jainism argumentation and knowledge inference Interculturalism Area studies Philosophy Religion
Project description

This project aims at investigating the conceptions of inference and contextual reasoning in Jainism by editing, translating and studying Prabhâcandra's tenth century Prameyakamalamârtanda, The sun that grows the lotuses of the knowable. This investigation will be developed within the perspective of a dialogue between theories about reasoning in classical India and contemporary Western developments in interactive and dynamic logics.