Indian philosophy from vedas to non-vedic schools



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SYLLABII FOR MA IN PHILOSOPHY OF CREDIT BASED CHOICE BASED CONTINOUS ASSESSMENT PATTERNED EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM.

I Semsester - 20 Credits
PAPER –1.1 HARDCORE
INDIAN PHILOSOPHY FROM VEDAS TO NON-VEDIC SCHOOLS
Unit – 1 : a) Salient features of Indian Philosophy

b) Development of Vedic Thought from polytheism to monism

c) Upanishads– The concept of Atman and Brahman –

The Doctrine of five sheaths – Analysis of the three states of experience –

Nature of the world – Cosmic and Acosmic views – Liberation and its

means - Jivanmukti and videhamukhti.


Unit – 2 : Practical teachings of Bhagavadgita – Nishkama Karma yoga – Ideals of

Pravrtti and Nivritti reconciled – Jnana and Bhakti.


Unit – 3 : Non-Vedic Schools – Charvaka – Epistemology – world and souls – Ethics.
Unit – 4 : Jainism – Nature of Ultimate Reality – Jiva and Ajiva –Saptabhanginaya –

Bondage and release – Means of Moksha – Importance of Ahimsa.


Unit – 5 : a) Salient features of Early Buddhism – Pessimism, positivism and

practicality Emphasis on Ethics – The four noble truths – Nirvana –

Eight –fold middle path.

b) Salient features of later Buddhism - Nairatmyavada and

kshanabhangavada – Schools of later Buddhism – Sarvastivada,

Vijnanavada and Shunyavada


Books

1. Out lines of Indian Philosophy : M.Hiriyanna

2. Indian Philosophy, Volume 1 & 2 : S.Radhakrishnan

3. History of Indian Philosophy : Volume I,II,III & IV : S.N.Dasagupta

4. Essentials of Indian Philosophy : M.Hiriyanna

5. An Introduction to Indian Philosophy : Datta and Chatterjee

6. History of Philosophy - East and West : S.Radhakrishnan

7. Bharatiya Tattvasastrada Ruparekhegalu : Prabhushankar

8. Bharatiya Tattvasastrada Mulamshagalu : K.B.Ramakrishna Rao

9. Bharatiya Darshana ( Kan Trans) : Ramachandra Sastri

10. Bharatiya Tattvasastra Samgraha : H.N.Raghavendra Char


PAPER –1. 2 HARDCORE
WESTERN PHILOSOPHY - PRE-SOCRATIC AND SOCRATIC
Unit – 1 : Main Characteristics of Pre-Socratic Philosophy
Unit – 2 : Heraclitus and Parmenides


  1. Heraclitus’ Philosophy of Flux

  2. Parmenides’ concept of Being

Unit – 3 : Socrates and Plato



  1. Socratic Method – Knowledge through concepts – Know thyself – Socratic

Ethics – Knowledge and Virtue.

  1. Plato’s theory of knowledge – Doctrine of Ideas – Status of the world – Soul and Immortality.

Unit – 4 : Aristotle - His criticism of Plato’s doctrine of Ideas- Form and Matter –

Doctrine of Four Causes - Concept of God.
Unit – 5 : Stoics and Epicurus


  1. Main features of Stoicism – Physics – Ethics .

  2. Epicurus – His theory of Atoms – Ethics - Epicureanism as enlightened materialism.


Books
1. Critical History of Western Philosophy : O’Connor D.J.(ed)

2. History of Western Philosophy : Russel .B.

3. History of Western Philosophy : Hoffding

4. A Critical History of Greek Philosophy : W.T.Stace

5. Studies in East-West Philosophy : G.Srinivasan

6. History of Western Philosophy : B.A.G Fuller

7. Greekara Tattvasastra Sara Smagraha

(Prasaranga, Mysore University) : K.R.Srinivasa Iyengar 8. Paschatya Tattvika Chintana

(Prasaranga, Mysore University) : V.N.Sheshagiri Rao
PAPER – 1.3 : HARDCORE
WESTERN LOGIC – TRADITIONAL AND MODERN

Unit – 1 : Definition and scope of Logic – Logic as a formal study – Its

relation to theory of knowledge.

Unit – 2 : a) Characteristics of Judgment – Truth - claim - Analysis and

Synthesis - Perceptual judgment and Inferential judgment.

b) Traditional Classification of propositions

c) Distribution of terms

d) Opposition of propositions

e) Forms of Immediate inference.


Unit – 3 : Categorical Syllogism - Its structure and rules - Corollaries - Moods

and Figures –Comparison with Naiyayika Anumana.


Unit – 4 : a) Modern Logic – Limitations of ordinary language and use of

symbols.


b) Propositional Calculus – Propositional forms – Conjunction,

Negation, Disjunction and Implication.

c) Tautology, Contradictory and Contingent.

d) Argument form – Truth table method of deciding its validity.

e) Equivalents.
Unit – 5 :– Mill’s Experimental Methods – Problem of Induction - Elements of

Scientific Method.


Books
1. Introduction to Logic : I.M.Copi

2. An Modern Introduction to Logic : L.S.Stebbing

3. Introduction to Logic and Scientific Knowledge : Cohen and Nagel

4. Introduction to Logic : P.Suppes

5. Language, Truth and Logic : A.J.Ayer

6. Tarkashastra (Kan) : N.G.Mahadevappa

7. Tarkashastra (Kan) : G.N.Rechanna
PAPER –1. 4 : HARDCORE
PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION – EVOLUTIONARY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL

Unit – 1 : Problems, Definition and scope – Philosophy and Religion –

Unit – 2 : Relation of Religion to Mortality, Science and Art.

Unit – 3 : Evolution of religion – Tribal religion, National religion and

Universal religion.

Unit – 4 : Psychology of Religion - Conversion , prayer and worship.

Unit – 5 : Mysticism and its characteristics – The Question of its validity.
Books
1. The Philosophy of Religion : Galloway.G.

2. A Philosophy of Religion : Brightman.E.S.

3. Varieties of Religious Experience : William James

4. Psychology of Religion : Leuba

5. Religious Consciousness : Pratt

6. Idea of God : Pringle Pattison

7. The Modern Predicament : Paton

8. Philosophy of Religion : H.D.Lewis

9. Philosophy of Religion (4th Edition of and latest) : Hick John

10. “Dharma Meemamse” (Prasaranga, Karnataka

University, Dharwad) : N.G.Mahadevappa

11. Mysticism : Richard Woods

12. Mataphysical Mysticism of Sri Nigaguna Sivayogi : B.P.Siddashrama

13. Matadharma Tattvasastra (kannada)

Bangalore University : Yamunacharya,


Paper –1. 5 : DISCIPLINE CENTRIC ELECTIVE
A) PHILOSOPHY OF VALUES
Unit – 1 : a) Problem and scope of Philosophy of values.

b) Process of Valuation – Distinction between fact and value –

Judgment of fact and judgment of value.
Unit – 2 : Different Theories of Value.


  1. Realistic Theory

  2. Relational Theory

  3. Interest Theory

  4. Emergent Theory

Unit – 3 : Locus of value – Is value subjective or objective ? – An examination

of various views on this question.

Unit – 4 : a) Standards and Principles of the Selection of Values –

b) Classification of Values – Physical values, Economic Value, Social

Values, Mental values and Religious values

Unit – 5 : Indian Concept of values – Purusharthas

Books
1. Valuation, its Nature and laws : Urban

2. The idea of Value : John Laire

3. General Theory of Value :R.B.Perry

4. Metaphysics of Value : K.R.Srinivasa Iyengar

5. Quest after Perfection : M.Hiriyanna

6. Indian Concept of Values : M.Hiriyanna

7. Philosophy of Values : D.H.Parker

8. The Principle of Aesthetics : D.H.Parker



PAPER :1. 5 DISCIPLINE CENTRIC ELECTIVE

B) INDIAN ETHICS

Unit -1 : Historical Background of Indian Ethics – Special features of Indian ethics

– Ethics of Vedas and Upanishads and Gita

Unit – 2 : The concept of Dharma – Different notions of Dharma– Different

classifications of Dharma

a) Vidhi and Nishedhas

b) Samanya and visesha Dharma – Impact of Samanya Dharma

c)Nitya and Naimittika Dharma.


Unit – 3 : Varnashrama Dharma

a) Ashrama Dharma - The Culture through the stages of life and respective

duties attached to them.
b)Varna Dharma – Origin and definition of Varna - Its difference from Jati –

Duties of Varna- The Question of its relevance.

Unit – 4 : Concept of Purusharthas – Dharma Artha Kama and Moksha – Moksha as

summum bonum of life - Moksha in different systems of Philosophy.


Unit -5 : Ethics in Buddhism and Jainism

a) Bauddha Ethics –The Four noble truths - Nirvana.

b) Jaina Ethics – Bondage and release – The means of liberation –

Triratnas- Emphasis on Ahimsa.



Books

1. Ethics of the Hindus : S.K.Mitra

2. History of Dharmasastras Vol-1 : P.V.Kane

3. Socio and Religious life in the Grihya Sutras : Apte

4. Hindu Social Organization : P.H.Prabhu

5. The Mission of Philosophy : M.Hiriyanna

6. Quest after perfection : M.Hiriyanna

7. Indian Conception of values : M.Hiriyanna

8. A primer of Ethics : S.Rangachar

9. Religion and Society : S.Radhakrishnan

10. Hindu view of life : S.Radhakrishnan


II SEMESTER : 20 CREDITS
PAPER -2.1 : HARDCORE
INDIAN PHILOSOPHY FROM NYAYA TO PURVAMIMAMSA

Unit – 1 : Nyaya

The four pramanas – Truth and Error – Theory of Causation - Proofs for

the existence of God – Bondage and liberation.


Unit – 2 : Vaisheshika

The Seven Categories – Atomic Theory


Unit – 3 : Samkhya
Dualism of Prakriti and Purusha – Doctrine of Evolution – Theory of

Causation- The Pramanas – Truth and Error – Bondage and Liberation.


Unit – 4 : Yoga
Eight- fold Limbs – place of God
Unit – 5 : Purva Mimamsa
Truth and Error – Svatahpramanya Vada - The pramanas – Importance of

Sruti - Notion of Dharma – Vedic rituals as the means of liberation.



Books
1. Out lines of Indian Philosophy : M.Hiriyanna

2. Indian Philosophy, Volume 1 & 2 : S.Radhakrishnan

3. History of Indian Philosophy : Volume I,II,III & IV : S.N.Dasagupta

4. Essentials of Indian Philosophy : M.Hiriyanna

5. An Introduction to Indian Philosophy : Datta and Chatterjee

6. History of Philosophy - East and West : S.Radhakrishnan

7. Bharatiya Tattvasastrada Rupurekhegalu : Prabhushankar

8. Bharatiya Tattvasastrada Mulamshagalu : K.B.Ramakrishna Rao

9. Bharatiya Darshana ( Kan Trans) : Ramachandra Sastri

10. Bharatiya Tattavasastra Samgraha : H.N.Raghavendrachar



PAPER -2.2 : HARD CORE
WESTERN PHILOSOPHY –

MEDAEVAL AND MODERN

Unit – 1 : a) Main features of Medaeval Philosophy

b)The concept of faith and reason with reference to St.Augustine and

St.Thomas Aquinas – Nature of God.

Unit – 2 : Modern Philosophy and Rationalism trend


  1. Descartes – Cogito ergo sum – Doctrine of Innate ideas – Interactionism

( mind and body ).

  1. Spinoza – concept of substance – pantheism – psycho- physical parallelism (mind and body).

  2. Leibnitz – Doctrine of Monads – Theory of Pre-established harmony.

Unit – 3 : Modern Philosophy and Empiricism


a) John Locke – Criticism of Descartes’ doctrine of Innate Ideas – Mind as

tabula rasa – Representative theory of perception – Concept of God.

b) George Berkley – Esse est percipii – Refutation of matter – Soul and God.

c) Hume’s skepticism (Radical Empiricism) – Refutation of soul, matter and

God – Criticism of causal theory (Hume’s forke).
Unit – 4 : Kant – Rationalism and Empiricism reconciled – Possibility of synthetic

apriori - Phenomenon and Noumenon.


Unit – 5 : Hegel – Dialectic method - Concept of Absolute.

Books
1. Critical History of Western Philosophy : O’Connor, D.J.(ed)

2. History of Western Philosophy : Russel .B.

3. History of Western Philosophy : Hoffding

4.A Critical History of Modern Philosophy : W.T.Stace

5. Studies in East-West Philosophy : G.Srinivasan.

6. History of Western Philosophy : B.A.G. Fuller

7. Paschatya Tattvika Chintana

(Prasaranga, Mysore University) : V.N.Sheshagiri Rao



PAPER 2. 3 : HARD CORE
THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE – WESTERN
Unit – 1 : Problem and scope of Epistemology– Salient features of knowledge

Unit – 2 : Basic concepts of Epistemology – Apriori and Aposteriori - Analytic and

synthetic - Necessary and contigent.

Unit – 3 : Epistemological Methods


  1. Rationalism ( Descartes)

  2. Empiricism (Locke, Berkley and Hume)

  3. Kantianism (Kant)

Unit – 4 : Problem of External World – Realism and Idealism



  1. Naïve Realism

  2. Dualistic Realism (Common Sense Theory)

  3. Subjective Idealism

  4. Objective Idealism

  5. Neo Realism

  6. Critical Realism

  7. Phenomenalism

Unit – 5 : Criterion of Truth



  1. Correspondence Theory

  2. Coherence Theory

  3. Pragmatic Theory


Books
1.Theory of Knowledge : Hamlyn.D.W.

2. Theory of knowledge : Woozley.A.D.

3. Human Knowledge – Its Scope and limits : Russel.B.

4. Introduction to philosophical Analysis : Hospers.J.

5. What is knowledge : Pears.D.F.

6. Analytical Philosophy of knowledge : Danto A.C.

7.Problems of Philosophy : Russell.B.

8.Language ,Truth and logic : A.J. Ayer



PAPER – 2.4 : HARD CORE

PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
Unit -1 : The idea of God – A critical evaluation of different proofs for the existence

of God – Ontological, Cosmological and Teleological proofs – Different

theories of God .
Unit – 2 : Problem of Religious Language – Different views


  1. Analogical view of Aquinas

  2. Symbolic view of Tillich

  3. Reductionist view of Braithwaith

  4. Cognitive view of positivist

Unit – 3 : Problems in Philosophy of Religion


  1. Good and Evil

  2. Soul and Immortality

Unit – 4 : World Religions – Indian - A Critical Survey –




  1. Hinduism

  2. Buddhism

Unit – 5 : World Religions – Non-Indian - A Critical Survey –



  1. Christianity

  2. Islam

Books
1. The Philosophy of Religion : Galloway.G.

2. A Philosophy of Religion : Brightman.E.S

3 Idea of God : Pringle Pattison

4. The Modern Predicament : Paton

5. Philosophy of Religion : H.D.Lewis

6 Philosophy of Religion (4th Edition of and latest) : Hick John

7. “Dharma Meemamse” (Prasaranga, Karnataka

University, Dharwad) : N.G.Mahadevappa

8. Matadharma Tattvasastra (kannada)

Bangalore University) : Yamunacharya

9.Vishwa Dharmagala tulanatmaka Sameekshe : Ramachandra Swamy

PAPER –2. 5 : DISCIPLINE CENTRIC ELECTIVE


  1. PROBLEMS OF AESTHETICS

Unit – 1 : a) Problem and Scope of Aesthetics

b) Characteristics of Aesthetic Experience

c) Classification of Arts.


Unit – 2 : Theories of Art

  1. Art as Representation

  2. Art as Pure form (Clive Bell)

  3. Art as Expression (Croce and Santayana)

Unit – 3 : Some Problems in Art



  1. Tragedy

  2. Humour (Freud and Bergson)

  3. Ugliness

Unit – 4 : Relation of Art to Truth, Morality and Religion.

Unit – 5 : The Indian Concept of Rasa.


Books
1. The Principles of Aesthetics : D.H.Parker

2. The Meaning of Art : Herbert Read

3. Theory of beauty : H.Osborne

4. The Meaning of beauty : W.T.Stace

5. Problems of Art : S.Langer

6. Feeling of Form : S.Langer

7. On Art and Art : Aldous Huxley

8. Art : Clive Bell

9. History of Aesthetics : B.Bosanquet

10. Aesthetics from

Classical Greece to the Present : Monroe C.Beardsley

11. What is Art? : Leo Tolstoy

12. Comparative Aesthetics : 2 Vols.K.C.Pandey

13. Comparative Aesthetics : G.Hanumantha Rao

14. Indian Aesthetics : K.S.Ramaswamy Sastry

15. The Dance of Shiva : Ananda Coomaraswamy

16. Art Experience : M.Hiriyanna

17. Problems of Aesthetics : G.Srinivasan

18.Philosophy of Beauty : T.P.Ramachandran, Madras

Uni. Madras Two Vol.




PAPER – 2.5 : DISCIPLINE CENTRIC ELECTIVE

B) WESTERN ETHICS

Unit – 1 : Historical background of Western Ethics – Nature and definition of

Morality – Scope of Moral Philosophy- Ethical theory – The nature of

normative and meta-ethics – the Use of ethical theory - Relation

between First order moral discourse and Second order moral discourse

– Nature of Moral reasoning - Utilitarianism - Act Utilitarianism and

Rule Utilitarianism

Unit – 2 : Contextualism – The Thesis justifying ethical statements by scientific

method.

Unit – 3 : The Ethics of John Dewey – Emotive theory of R.L.Stevenson-

Prescriptivism of Hare - Muhavalism of Perry – Descriptivism (Is-

ought relation)

Unit – 4 : - Existentialist ethics – Kantian ethics – Kant and Rawls - Ethics of

G.E.Moore

Unit – 5 : Applied ethics – Professional ethics - Eco-ethics- Moral freedom and

responsibility


Books
1. Richard, B. Brandt : Ethical theory

2. T.E.Hill : Contemporary Ethics

3. Harold .H.Titus : Ethics for today

4. Harold.H.T.Titus : Range of Ethics

5.Fred Feldman : Introduction Ethics

(chapter 10 and 15 only)

6. Mackenzie J.S. : Manual of Ethics

7. William Lillie : Introduction to Ethics

8. Warnock G.J. : Contemporary Moral Philosophy

9. Hudson W.D. : Modern Moral Philosophy



III SEMESTER : 20 CREDITS
PAPER –3. 1 : HARDCORE
ADVAITA VEDANTA
Unit – 1 : Roots of Vedanta – Prasthana Traya – Non-dualistic and Theistic views in it

- The problem of their Reconciliation.


Unit – 2 : Advaita – Its Empirical Epistemology – Nature of Empircal knowledge –

Criterion of truth – The Pramanas – Importance of Shruti – Role of

Anubhava and yukti – Theory of Error.
Unit – 3 : Metaphysics (i)


  1. Nature of Brahman – Brahman as Nirguna – Place of Saguna Brahman

  2. Individual Self – Different Theories – Pratibimba vada, Avachcheda vada and Abhasavada – Analysis of three states of experience.

Unit – 4 : Metaphysics (ii)



  1. Theory of Causation – Brahmavivarta vada and Ajata vada or Brahmavada

  2. Doctrine of Maya – Maya and Avidya – Locus of Maya

Unit – 5 : Axiology




  1. Bondage and Liberation – Nature of Moksha – Moksha as Avidya Nivritti – Jivan mukti and its importance.

  2. Knowledge as the means of Moksha – Role of Nishkama Karma Yoga and Bhakti.

Books

1. Prasthana Traya : Shankara’s Commentary

2. Indian Philosophy (Vol.2) : S.Radhakrishan

3. Outlines of Indian Philosophy : M.Hiriyanna

4. The system of Vedantic thought and Culture : M.N.Sircar

5. The Vedanta of Shankara : R.P.Singh

6 Shankara’s School of Vedanta : K.Narain

7. Shankara’s Brahma Vada : R.S.Naulakha

8. The Idealist standpoint : Devrat Sinha

9. Self and Falsity in Advaita Vedanta : A.K.Rayachoudry

10. Nature of Consciousness in Hindu Philosophy : S.K.Saksena

11.Advaita as Philosophy and Religion : K.B.Ramkrishna Rao

12. Ontology of Advaita : K.B.Ramkrishna Rao

13. Advaita Vedanta- Problems and Perspectives : K.B.Ramakrishna Rao

14. Six ways of knowing : D.M.Dutta

15. Methods of knowledge : Satprakashananda

16. Essentials of Indian Philosophy : M.Hiriyanna

17. Essentials of Vedanta : G.Srinivasan

18. Vacaspati ’s contribution to Advaita : V.N.Sheshagiri Rao

19. Vedanta Parichaya : G.Srinivasan

20. Studies in Vedanta : S.S.Raghavachar

21 Advaita Vedanta – A Philosophical

Reconstruction (Honolulu Univ.

of Hawaii , 1968) : Eliot Deutch

22 Dimensions of Renunciation in Advaita Vedanta : Kapil N.Tiwari

23. Philosophy of Advaita : T.M.P.Mahadevan

24. Outlines of Vedanta : R.Krishanswamy Iyer

25. Great Equation : R.Krishanswamy Iyer
PAPER – 3.2 : DISCIPLINE CENTRIC ELECTIVE


  1. CONTEMPORARY WESTERN THOUGHT

(FROM HEGEL TO JOHN DEWEY)

Unit – 1 : Hegel’s Philosophy as the background of Neo Hegelianism.

Unit – 2 : F.H.Bradley and his Impersonal Absolutism

Unit – 3 : Personal Absolutism of T.H.Green and J.Royce

Unit – 4 : Personal Idealism of B.P.Bowne and E.S.Brightman

Unit – 5 : William Jame’s pluralism – His Concept of “Will to believe” – Dewey’s

Instrumentalism.


Books
1. The Age of Analysis : M.White

2. Chief currents in Contemporary Philosophy : D.M.Datta

3. Philosophy, Eastern and Western

Volume II : S.Radhakrishna (Ed)

4. A Critical History of Western Philosophy : D.J. ‘O’ Conner

5. Living issues of Philosophy : Harold H.Titus

6. A History of Philosophy : B.A.G.Fuller

7. A History of Contemporary Philosophy : Emile Bhrehier

8. Philosophical Analysis, its Development

Between the two world wars. : J.O.Urmson

9. Recent trends in Western Philosophy

: G.Srinivasan, Bapco Pubn. B’

10. Philosophical Perspectives (Eastern and

Western) : G.Srinivasan

11. Introduction to Philosophical Analysis : Hospers John

12. Contemporary Western Philosophy : Copleston

13. Samakaleena Pashchyatya Tatvashastra (Kan) : G.Srinivasan, Nabhasri

Prakashana, Mysore




PAPER –3. 2 : DISCIPLINE CENTRIC ELECTIVE


  1. PHILOSOPHY OF YOGA

Unit – 1 : Meaning and Definition of the term – Importance of Yoga – Patanjali’s

Yogasutra - Philosophical background of Yoga - The school of Samkhya.
Unit – 2 : Moral foundations of Yoga

- Yama and Niyama as the ten commandments of yoga


unit – 3 : Yoga as Physical , Vital and Sense-control – Asana, Pranayama and

Pratyahara


unit – 4 : Yoga as mind control – Dharana and Dhyana – Siddhi and its possibility and

relevancy in the yogic context.


Unit – 5 : Yoga as Samadhi – Samprajnata and Asamprajnata Samadhi –

Cessation of mental impressions (chitta vriti) - Social implications of Yoga.



Books

1. Yoga sutra of Patanjali – (Tr.) : Swamy Harshananda

2. Yoga : Ernst Wood

3. Perfection through Yoga : R.M.Umesh

4. Indian Philosophy Vol.II : S.Radhakrishnan

5. Indian Philosophy (on Yoga) : S.N.Dasgupta

6. An Introduction to Indian Philosophy : Datta and Chatterjee

7. Outlines of Indian Philosophy : M.Hiriyanna

8. Yoga sutra of Patanjali with Vyasa’s

Commentary and Tattvavaisharadi : Vachaspati Mishra

9. Sarvadarsana Samgraha of Madhava : (Tr.) Cowell and Gough

10. The Power of Yog : K.Krishna Bhatt

11. Sarvadarsana Samgraha (Kan) : Immadi ShivaBasavaswamy


PAPER – 3.3 : HARDCORE
CONTEMPORARY INDIAN THOUGHT

(FROM RAMAKRISHNA TO GANDHI)
Unit – 1 : a) General background - Philosophical and Religions movements in the

19th and 20th Centuries.

b)Salient features of Contemporary Indian Philosophy.
Unit – 2 : Synthetic Philosophy of Sri Ramakrishna – His mystic approach - Saguna

and Nirguna views reconciled – Universality of Religions - Synthesis Jnana

Yoga and Bhakti Yoga.
Unit – 3 : Swamy Vivekananda – His Practical Vedanta - Nature of Brahman –

Doctrine of Maya – The four Yogas - The concept of universal religion.


Unit – 4 : Nature - Mysticism of Rabindranath Tagore - His poetic approach to

Philosophy - Nature of reality- Dvaitadvaitavada - God as personality -

His view of religion as love.
Unit – 5 : Mahatma Gandhi

Primacy of spirit over matter – Concept of God as Truth and Truth as God

- Place of faith in religion – Satya and Ahimsa – Satyagraha and sarvodaya.

Books

1. Hinduism through the Ages : D.S.Sharma

2. Renascent Hinduism : D.S.Sharma

3. The Renaissance of Hinduism : D.S.Sharma

4. Idealist Thought of India : P.T.Raju

5. Twentieth Century Indian Philosophy : Sharma.N.

6. Contemporary Indian Philosophy : R.S.Srivatsa

7. Modern Indian Thought : V.S.Naravane

8. Sri Ramakrisha and Spiritual Renaissance : Swami Nirvedananda

9. Collected works : Swami Vivekananda

10. Philosophy of Ravindranath Tagore : S.Radhakrishnan

11. Sadhana : Ravindrantha Tagore

12. Personality : Ravindrantha Tagore

13. Creative Unity : Ravindrantha Tagore

14. Quest for Gandhi : Ramachandran and Mahadevan

T.M.P


15. The Making of the Mahatma : C.Devasenan

16. M.K.Gandhi - In Search of the Supreme

Vol. I II & III : (Ed) V.B.Kher

17. Contemporary Indian Philosophy : B.K.Lal

18. Samakaleena Bharatiya Tatvasastra (Kan) : V.N.Sheshagiri Rao,

19.Vivekananda Darshana (Kan) S.Venaktesh, Prasaranga, UOM,

Mysore

20. Ramakrishnarida Ramanaravarege : H.L.Chandrashekara, Mahima



Prakashana, Mysore


PAPER –3. 4 : OPEN ELECTIVE

(FOR STUDENTS FROM OTHER DISCIPLINES)


  1. SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY

Unit – 1 : Nature and Scope of Social Philosophy -

Social Philosophy and Sociology – Social Philosophy and Ethics.
Unit – 2 : Fundamental concepts of social life


  1. Community

  2. Association

  3. Institution

  4. Society

Unit – 3 : Social Institutions



  1. Marriage and Family

  2. Educational Institutions

  3. Cultural Institutions

  4. Religious Institutions

Unit – 4: a) Problem of Social Change – Laws of social change – Change and

progress distinguished


  1. Social Values – Justice, Liberty and Equality – Ideals of Marx, Gandhi

and Ambedkar compared
Unit – 5 : Problem of Crime – Theories of Punishment

  1. Deterrhent Theory

  2. Reformative Theory

  3. Retributive Theory


Books

1. Outlines of Social Philosophy : J.S.Mackenzi

2. The Psychology of Society : M.Ginsberg

3. Fundamentals of Social Philosophy : S.Sargent

4. Social purpose : Hethruigton

5. Reconstruction of Humanity : P.Sorokin

6. Religion and Society : S.Radhakrishnan

7. Guide to the Philosophy of Morals and Politics : C.E.M.Joad

8. Hindu Social Organization : P.H.Prabhu

9. Mr.Gandhi and the Emancipation of Untouchabels : B.R.Ambedkar

10. The Annihilation of Caste. An unfinished

task of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar : Vol.I International

Congress of Social

Philosophy, 2000

(relevant chapter by

Prof.M.Ramachandra)



PAPER – 3.4 : OPEN ELECTIVE

(FOR STUDENTS FROM OTHER DISCIPLINES)


  1. FUNDAMENTALS OF EARLY BUDDHISM

Unit – 1 : Introduction and Literature – Emphasis on Ethics – Salient features of Early Buddhism - Pessimism, Positivism and Pragmatism.


Unit – 2 : Fundamental Teachings of Lord Buddha – The Four Noble Truths -

Pratitya Samutpada – Middle path -Arya Astangika Marga.


Unit – 3 : Philosophical implications of Early Buddhism

  1. Nairatmyavada

  2. Kshanabhangavada

Unit – 4 : Buddhism as World Thought – A Religion of No-God


Unit – 5 : Social implications of Buddhism - Importance of World-peace.

PAPER 3.5 : DISCIPLINE CENTRIC ELECTIVE
PRESCRIBED TEXT : INDIAN : a) Swamy Vivekananda’s Karma Yoga or

Bhakti yoga

b) Term project - Indian

c) Dissertation – India

IV SEMESTER
PAPER – 4.1 : HARDCORE
VISHISTADVAITA AND ADVAITA
VISHISTADVAITA
Unit – 1 : Epistemology

Nature of knowledge - Pragmatic criterion of truth - Pramanas –

Inderminate and Determinate perception - Attributive knowledge –

Satkhyati – Sruti Pramana - Anvitabhidana vada – Tattwamasi.


Unit – 2 : Ontology
  1. Nature of God as Saguna – Paratva and soulabhya - Abhinnanimittopadana Karanatva – Aesthetic attributes.


  2. Self- Its Atomic nature - Its plurality - Classification of selves.

  3. Matter – Lila

vibhuti and Nityavibhuti.

  1. God’s relation to self and matter – Aprithak siddhi - Organic relation – Monistic aspect of vishishtadvaita.

Unit – 3 : Axiology



  1. Nature of Moksha – God realization as Moksha – Videha mukti.

  2. Means of Moksha – Grace as Siddhopaya - Bhakti as Sadhyopaya – Role of Karma Yoga and Jnana Yoga.

  3. Prapatti – Amgaprapatti and Svatantra prapatti.

Unit – 4 : Dvaita Epistemology


Nature of knowledge - Criterion of truth- Distinction between Kevala

pramana and Anu pramana – The threee Anupramanas – Abhinava Anyatha

Khyati - Concept of Sakshi.
Unit – 5 : Ontology


  1. Nature of God – God as saguna – God as omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient and All – Merciful- God as Nimitta karana

  2. Self – Its atomic nature - Plurality of selves – Classification of selves.

  3. Matter – Theory of causation –Sadasatkaryavada.

  4. Relation of God with self and matter - Difference as the essence of Reality – Five - fold difference - Svatantra and Paratantra – The concept of Vishesha

Unit – 6 : Axiology




  1. Nature of Moksha – Moksha as the destruction of Nescience - Means of Moksha- Grace – Bhakti and prasada – Role of Karma yoga and Jnana yoga – Concept of Anandataratamya - Videha mukti.


Books
1. Sri Bhashya : Ramanuja

2. Indian Philosophy (Vol.2) : S.Radhakrishan

3. Outlines of Indian Philosophy : M.Hiriyanna

4.The Idealist standpoint : Devrat Sinha

5. Nature of Consciousness in Hindu Philosophy : S.K.Saksena

6. Six ways of knowing : D.M.Dutta

7. Methods of knowledge : Satprakashananda

8. Philosophy of Vishistadvaita : P.N.Srinivasachari

9. Ramanuja’s Theory of Knowledge : K.C.Varadachari

10. Philosophy of Sadhana in Vishistadvaita : N.S.Anantharangachar

11. Introduction to Vedartha Samgraha : S.S.Raghavachar

12. Vedartha Samgraha : S.S.Raghavachar

13. Ramanuja on Upanishads : S.S.Raghavachar

14.Ramanuja on Gita : S.S.Raghavachar

15.Shree Bhashya : S.S.Raghavachar

16. Vishistadvaita : S.S.Raghavachar

17. Ramanuja and Bowne : F.K.Lazarus

18.Yatindramata Dipika of Srinivasa Dasa : (Tr.) Swamy Adidevananda

19. Studies in Ramanuja Vedanta : S.R.Bhatt

20. Essentials of Indian Philosophy : M.Hiriyanna

21. Essentials of Vedanta : G.Srinivasan

22. Vedanta Parichaya(Kan) : G.Srinivasan

23. Studies in Vedanta : S.S.Raghavachar

24. Philosophy of Madhvacharya : B.N.K.Sharma

25. An Outline of Madhva Philosophy : K.Narain

26. Dvaita Vedanta : T.P.Ramachandran

27. Dvaita Vedanta : P.Nagaraj Rao

28. Dvaita Vedanta : S.S.Rahavachar

29. Dvaita Philosophy and its place in Vedanta : H,N.Raghavendrachar

,Prasaranga. UOM

30. Brahma Mimamse (Kan) : H,N.Raghavendrachar,

Prasaranga. UOM

PAPER – 4.2 : DISCIPLINE CENTRIC ELECTIVE
a) CONTEMPORARY WESTERN THOUGHT

- FROM L.MORGAN TO WHITEHEAD.
Unit – 1 : Philosophy of Evolution with special reference to L.Morgan, S.Alexander

and Henry Bergson.


Unit – 2 : A Brief survey of Logical positivism and Analytical Philosophy with

special reference to Wittgenstein, A.J.Ayer and Carnap.


Unit – 3 : Philosophy of sense data with special reference to G.E.Moore, Frege and

Bertrand Russel.


Unit – 4 : Husserl’s phenomenology – Existentialism of kierkegard, Heideggar and

Jean Paul Sartre.



Unit – 5 : Organic Philosophy of A.N.Whitehead – His concept of God.

Books

1. The Age of Analysis : M.White

2. Chief currents in Contemporary Philosophy : D.M.Datta

3. Philosophy, Eastern and Western

Volume II : S.Radhakrishna (Ed)

4. A Critical History of Western Philosophy : D.J. ‘O’ Conner

5. Living issues of Philosophy : Harold H.Titus

6. A History of Philosophy : B.A.G.Fuller

7. A History of Contemporary Philosophy : Emile Bhrehier

8. Philosophical Analysis, its Development

Between the two world wars. : J.O.Urmson

9. Recent trends in Western Philosophy

: G.Srinivasan, Bapco Pubn. B’

10. Philosophical Perspectives (Eastern and

Western) : G.Srinivasan

11. Introduction to Philosophical Analysis : Hospers John

12. Contemporary Western Philosophy : Copleston

13. Samakaleena Pashchyatya Tatvashastra (Kan) : G.Srinivasan, Nabhasri

Prakashana, Mysore

14. Existentialist concepts and the Hindu

Philosophical Systems. : G.Srinivasan

15. Whitehead’s Concept of God : G.Srinivasan

16. Six Existentialist thinkers. : H.J.Blackham

17. A Critique of Logical Positivism : E.M.Cryil Joad


PAPER 4.2 : DISCIPLINE CENTRIC ELECTIVE
b) PHILOSOPHY AND GLOBALISATION
unit – 1 : Definition of globalisation - Globalisation in the present context.
Unit – 2 : Economic perspectives of Globalisation
Unit – 3 : Globalisation and Technology
Unit – 4 : Globalisation and Interculturalism
Unit – 5 : Globalisation and Religion, Spirituality and values
Books
1. Religion and Globalisation : Esposito John.L.

2. Analysis of the Paradigm : Raj.M.C.

3. Sociology of Globalization : Sassen, Saskia

4. One World : the Ethics of Globalization : Singer, Peter

5. Globalization : Steger, Manfred.B.

6. Orientalism, Postmodernism, Globalism : Turner, Bryan

7. Modernity at Large : Cultural Dimensions of : Appadurai, Arjun

Globalization : Turner, Bryan.S

8. Multi-Culturalism and Ethnicity in Global

Context : Sharma, Satish.K.

9. Toward a Constructive

Postmodern Ethics : Ferre, Frederick

10. Knowledge, Culture and Value : Pandeya.R.C.

11. Human Person & the World of Values : Schwarz.B.V.

12. History of Philosophy of Technology : Buhliarello

13. Spirituality Science and Technology : Chattopadhyaya


14. Philosophy and Technology in Modern Thinking : Kohanski, Alexanders

15. Technology and Religion : Queffelec,Henri

16. Philosophy of Technology : The Technological

Condition and Anthology : Scharff, Robert.C.

17. Eco-Technology : Schauberger

18. Eco-Technology : Schauberger



PAPER 4.3 HARDCORE

CONTEMPORARY INDIAN THOUGHT


(FROM SRI AUROBINDO TO M. HIRIYANNA)
Unit – 1 : Sri Aurobindo


  1. Nature of the Absolute as Sat, cit, shakti and Ananda.

  2. Doctrine of Evolution - Descent and Ascent

  3. The concept of Integral Yoga

  4. The concept of Gnostic Society.


Unit – 2 : Sri Ramana Maharshi

  1. Ramana and Advaitic tradition

  2. Nature of the Self

  3. Self-realisation and its means


Unit -3 : S.Radhakrishnan

  1. Characteristics of Philosophy as viewed by S.Radhakrishnan

  2. Nature of Absolute and its relationship with God

  3. Doctrine of Maya

  4. His Doctrine of Creative Intuition

  5. Religion and the Concept of Sarvamukti.


Unit – 4 : M.Hiriyanna

  1. Mission of Philosophy (Mission of Philosophy)

  2. Purusharthas (quest after perfection)


Unit – 5 : Dr.Ambedkar – Ambedkar and Buddhism - His views on Varnashrama

Dharma
Books

1. Hinduism through the Ages : D.S.Sharma

2. Renascent Hinduism : D.S.Sharma

3. The Renaissance of Hinduism : D.S.Sharma

4. Idealist Thought of India : P.T.Raju

5. Twentieth Century Indian Philosophy : Sharma.N.

6. Contemporary Indian Philosophy : R.S.Srivatsa

7. Modern Indian Thought : V.S.Naravane

8. Integral Advaitism of Sri Aurobindo : R.S.Mishra

9.Introduction to the Philosophy of Sri Aurbindo : S.K.Maitra

10. Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo : Rishabchand

11. Idealist view of life : S.Radhakrishnan

12. Religion and Society : S.Radhakrishnan

13. Recovery of Faith : S.Radhakrishnan

14. Philosophy of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan : Paul Arthur Schipp Ed.

15. Hindu view of Life : S.Radhakrishnan

16. Synthesis of Yoga :Sri Aurobindo

17. Hindu Jivanadarshana : K.B.Ramakrishna Rao

( Kan.Trans.)

18. Matadharmada Punarujjivana (Kan Trans.) : M.Yamuacharya

19. Samakaleena Bharatiya Tatvasastra : V.N.Sheshagiri Rao

20. Sri Aravindara Tattva, Yoga Mattu Kale

Ushasahitya Mael. : Kundaragi

PAPER 4.4 OPEN ELECTIVE

(FOR STUDENTS FROM OTHER DISCIPLINES)


  1. POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY


Unit – 1 : Problem and scope of Political Philosophy

  1. Relation of Philosophy with politics

  2. Society and State, and State and the Government


Unit – 2 : Origin of State – a) Social contract theory of Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau

b) Sovereignty of the State


unit – 3 : The Problem of Political obligation

  1. Rights and Duties

  2. Liberty and Equality


Unit – 4 : Forms of Government

  1. Democracy

  2. Communism

  3. Fascism

  4. Sarvodaya


Unit – 5 : Problem of Internationalism - The World Government
Books
1. States and Morals : R.M.Maciver

2. Grammar of Politics : H.J.Laski

3. State in theory and Practice : H.J.Laski

4. Principles of Political obligation : T.H. Green

5. Political Philosophy : William.T.

6. Political Philosophy : Blackstone

7. Political Philosophy : Quinton Ed.

8. Sarvodaya : M.K.Gandhi

9. The Evolution of Political Thought : C.Northkote Paknston

10. Paschtya Rajakiya Tattva Shastra

Prasaranga, Mysore. : H.Krishan Rao
PAPER 4.4 OPEN ELECTIVE

(FOR STUDENTS FROM OTHER DISCIPLINE)
b) FUNDAMENTALS OF LATER BUDDHISM

Unit – 1 : Different Schools of Later Buddhism - Hinayana and Mahayana – A survey

of its literature – Common features of the schools

Unit – 2 : A brief outline of Sarvastivada – Sautrantika and Vaibhashika schools
Unit – 3 : Vijanavada (Yogachara) and its epistemology
Unit – 4 : Nagarjuna’s Shunyavada - Concept of Shunya.
Unit – 5 : Social phase of Buddhism in contemporary India – Dr.Baba Saheb

Ambedkar.



PAPER 4.5
DISCIPLINE CENTRIC ELECTIVE


  1. Prescribed Text : Western : Descartes’ Meditation

  2. Term project - Western

  3. Dissertation – Western.


(Prof.M.Ramachandra )

Professor and Chairman

Board of Studies in Philosophy



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