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Introduction to Jain Philosophy

Course Number: 2001

Introduction to Jain Philosophy

Length: 20 hours Self-Study (Professor available by appointment in office hours)

Whether you were born into the Jain tradition and want to refresh your understanding of Jain philosophy or are non-Jain but want to embark on a journey to learn Jain philosophy from the ground up, this class will give you the opportunity to survey the Jain tradition’s fundamental philosophical insights. You’ll learn the historical development of key philosophical teachings, read original source texts to see how Jain concepts fit within their larger philosophical frameworks, and feel confident in your ability to explain complex philosophical concepts from the Jain tradition to others.