Philosophy (Optional) Classroom Programme (100% Coverage of Syllabus)
- Course Duration: 2.5 to 3 Months
- Course Fee: Rs. 42000
- Focus on concept building and Analysis of the topics.
- Superlative preparation of all four section of the subject.
- Well crafted pre and post class material.
- Regular class tests to improve answer writing skills.
→ Greek Philosophy (2 Thinkers) | Number of Lectures: 6
- Unit – 1. Plato and Aristotle: Ideas; Substance; Form and Matter; Causation; Actuality and Potentiality.
→ Modern Western Philosophy (8 Thinkers) | Number of Lectures: 12
- Unit – 2. Rationalism (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz): Cartesian Method and Certain Knowledge; Substance; God; Mind-Body Dualism; Determinism and Freedom.
- Unit – 3. Empiricism (Locke, Berkeley, Hume): Theory of Knowledge; Substance and Qualities; Self and God; Scepticism.
- Unit – 4. Kant: Possibility of Synthetic a priori Judgments; Space and Time; Categories; Ideas of Reason; Antinomies; Critique of Proofs for the Existence of God
- Unit – 5. Hegel: Dialectical Method; Absolute Idealism
→ Contemporary Western Philosophy (10 Thinkers) | Number of Lectures: 14
- Unit – 6. Moore, Russell and Early Wittgenstein: Defence of Commonsense; Refutation of Idealism; Logical Atomism; Logical Constructions; Incomplete Symbols; Picture Theory of Meaning; Saying and Showing.
- Unit – 7. Logical Positivism: Verification Theory of Meaning; Rejection of Metaphysics; Linguistic Theory of Necessary Propositions.
- Unit – 8. Later Wittgenstein: Meaning and Use; Language-games; Critique of Private Language.
- Unit – 9. Phenomenology (Husserl): Method; Theory of Essences; Avoidance of Psychologism.
- Unit – 10. Existentialism (Kierkegaard, Sartre, Heidegger): Existence and Essence; Choice, Responsibility and Authentic Existence; Being-in-the –world and Temporality.
- Unit – 11. Quine and Strawson: Critique of Empiricism; Theory of Basic Particulars and Persons.
→ Heterodox | Number of Lectures: 10
- Unit – 12. Ca-rva-ka : Theory of Knowledge; Rejection of Transcendent Entities.
- Unit – 13. Jainism: Theory of Reality; Saptabhan(ginaya; Bondage and Liberation.
- Unit – 14. Schools of Buddhism: Prati-tyasamutpa-da; Ksanikavada, Naira-tmyava-da
→ Orthodox | Number of Lectures: 15
- Unit – 15. Nya-ya- Vais’esika: Theory of Categories; Theory of Appearance; Theory of Prama-na; Self, Liberation; God; Proofs for the Existence of God; Theory of Causation; Atomistic Theory of Creation.
- Unit – 16. Sa-mkhya: Prakrti; Purusa; Causation; Liberation
- Unit – 17. Yoga: Citta; Cittavrtti; Klesas; Samadhi; Kaivalya.
- Unit – 18. Mima-msa: Theory of Knowledge
- Unit – 19. Schools of Veda-nta: Brahman; I-s’vara; A-tman; Jiva; Jagat; Ma-ya-; Avidya-; Adhya-sa; Moksa; Aprthaksiddhi; Pancavidhabheda
- Unit – 20. Aurobindo: Evolution, Involution; Integral Yoga.
Number of Lectures: 17
Unit – 1. Social and Political Ideals: Equality, Justice, Liberty. (3 Lectures)
Unit – 2. Sovereignty: Austin, Bodin, Laski, Kautilya. (2 Lectures)
Unit – 3. Individual and State: Rights; Duties and Accountability (1 Lectures)
Unit – 4. Forms of Government: Monarchy; Theocracy and Democracy. (2 Lectures)
Unit – 5. Political Ideologies: Anarchism; Marxism and Socialism (2 Lectures)
Unit – 6. Humanism; Secularism; Multiculturalism. (2 Lectures)
Unit – 7. Crime and Punishment: Corruption, Mass Violence, Genocide, Capital Punishment. (2 Lectures)
Unit – 8. Development and Social Progress. (1 Lectures)
Unit – 9. Gender Discrimination: Female Foeticide, Land and Property Rights; Empowernment. (1 Lectures)
Unit – 10. Caste Discrimination: Gandhi and Ambedkar (1 Lectures)
Philosophy of Religion
Unit – 1. Notions of God: Attributes; Relation to Man and the World. (Indian and Western).
Unit – 2. Proofs for the Existence of God and their Critique (Indian and Western).
Unit – 3. Problem of Evil.
Unit – 4. Soul: Immortality; Rebirth and Liberation.
Unit – 5. Reason, Revelation and Faith.
Unit – 6. Religious Experience: Nature and Object (Indian and Western).
Unit – 7. Religion without God.
Unit – 8. Religion and Morality.
Unit – 9. Religious Pluralism and the Problem of Absolute Truth.
Unit – 10. Nature of Religious Language: Analogical and Symbolic; Cognitivist and Non- cognitive.
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