Anekāntavāda And Syādvāda: The Predicates Are Unique Modes

Published: 06.03.2012

While discussing the import of the seven predicates, we showed also the significance of each one of them. And as uniqueness, in the ultimate analysis, is nothing but significantness, the unique character of each of the predicates is self-evident. What, therefore, needs a critical estimate here is whether the predicates are modes of truth. By 'a mode of truth' we understand 'a true mode of the real'. The Jain philosopher, as a realist, believes in the direct cognition of the real and for him, therefore, the judgment 'This is jar' is a judgment about the real. Consequently, he accepts a significant predicate which is not vitiated by any error as a true mode of the real. And as such the seven predicates stand for seven unique modes of truth.

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Jain Vishwa Bharati Institute
Ladnun - 341 306 (Rajasthan) General Editor:
Sreechand Rampuria
Edited by:
Rai Ashwini Kumar
T.M. Dak
Anil Dutta Mishra

First Edition:1996
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