About the Book:
Volume Seventeen concludes the series of the Encyclopedia dealing with jain philosophy (Volumes 10,14 and 17) bringing its development to the present day. In his introduction, Piotr Balcerowicz provides a formalized classification of the basics of the Jain theory of seven-fold modal description (saptabhangi or syadvada), which as he explains gives a complete account of all perspectives relevant in the verbal description of a thing.
About the Author:
Piotr Balcerowicz, of no nationality (which he emphasizes), Professor of Philosophy and Indian Studies, currently bases in Warsaw, Poland, specialize in the Indian Philosophical tradition, with emphasis on epistemological Indian. Karl H. Potter is Professor of Philosophy and South Asian Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, and is the General Editor of the Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies.