Materiality of Language in Jain Philosophy: Introductory Matters
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The aim of this article is to describe the concept of language materiality in the Jain philosophy, focusing on the literature of classical period (5th- 10th c. CE). I concentrate on the following texts: Viyāhapannatti, Ālāpapaddhati, Tattvârtha-sūtra, Tattvârthasūtra-rājavārttika etc. I take into account diverse questions such as: multidimensionality of reality, attendance of matter, the theory of molecules (vargaṇās) and the problem of matter modifications (pariṇāma).