Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Humanities: Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture
Professor Andrew Aisenberg
Professor Daniel Michon
As a Religious Studies and Humanities: Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture major, I have noticed several striking similarities between South Asian religious philosophies and Continental philosophy. However, this also brought my attention to the severe lack of representation of South Asian philosophies. I began to see the resonances with Jainism and Jean-Paul Sartre’s Existentialism is a Humanism. Therefore, my thesis explores the similarities between atheism, subjectivity and responsibility as common concepts between Sartrean Existentialism and Jainism.
Kothari, Jahnavi, "Finding Parallels Between Jain Philosophy and Sartrean Existentialism: Recognising the Richness of South Asian Religious Philosophy Against the Developments in Continental Philosophy" (2019). Scripps Senior Theses. 1367.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.