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Jainism and Ecology

Nonviolence in the Web of Life

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ISBN 9780945454342

Publication Date: 09/01/2002


  • Foreword [Satya Ranjan Banerjee]
  • Introduction [Christopher Key Chapple]
  • I. Jain Theories about the Nature of the Universe
    • The Jain Worldview and Ecology [Nathmal Tatia]
    • Jain Ecological Perspectives [John M. Koller]
    • The Nature of Nature: Jain Perspectives on the Natural World [Kristi L. Wiley]
  • II. Challenges to the Possibility of a Jain Environmental Ethic
    • Green Jainism? Notes and Queries toward a Possible Jain Environmental Ethic [John E. Cort]
    • The Limits of a Jain Environmental Ethic [Paul Dundas]
    • The Living Earth of Jainism and the New Story: Rediscovering and Reclaiming a Functional Cosmology [Christopher Key Chapple]
    • Ecology, Economics, and Development in Jainism [Padmanabh S. Jaini]
  • III. Voices within the Tradition: Jainism Is Ecological
    • The Environmental and Ecological Teachings of Tīrthaṅkara Mahāvīra [Sadhvi Shilapi]
    • Ecology and Spirituality in the Jain Tradition [Bhagchandra Jain ‘Bhaskar’]
    • Jain Ecology [Satish Kumar]
  • IV. Tradition and Modernity: Can Jainism Meet the Environmental Challenge?
    • From Liberation to Ecology: Ethical Discourses among Orthodox and Diaspora Jains [Anne Vallely]
  • Appendix: The Jain Declaration on Nature [L. M. Singhvi]
  • Select Bibliography
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Index

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