HomeΦιλοσοφια: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 19 no. 2 (2018)

JAINA LOGIC AND THE ICONIC SCENARIOS

Miguel Lopez Astorga

 

Abstract:

An important contribution of the so-called ‘Indian logic’ is the set of predications developed by Jain philosophers. However, if assessed based on western classical logic, Jaina logic in general and its predications in particular are clear examples of incorrect or inconsistent frameworks. Against this last idea, in this paper, it is argued that Jaina logic has a great potential to explain the way human beings really make inferences, and that comparing it to modern standard logic can be a mistake. To do that, a current semantic approach about reasoning, the one of the mental models theory, is used.