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COURSE OBJECTIVE:
To get an idea of our various systems of Indian Philosophy to under our Culture and Heritage. In Fine Arts, whether Music or Dance, the composers have understood and assimilated the tenets of philosophical concepts to pour out these doctrines in their compositions in various languages. Studying this elective will enable the students to get an idea of the great saints of our country, which will also benefit in understanding the various schools of Indian Philosophy in a nutshell to broaden their horizon of knowledge and also in building a better personality for the mental well-being and thirst for deeper knowledge regarding Bharatiya Cultural Heritage.

UNIT I                                              8
The meaning and scope of Indian Philosophy, The various schools of Indian Philosophy
UNIT II                                            8
Authority &Reasoning & Development of Indian Systems
UNIT III                                          8
Common Characteristics: Space and Time
UNIT IV                                          8
Brief Sketch of the following systems
(a) Carvaka (b) Jaina (c) Bauddha (d) Nyaya (e) Vaisesika (f) Sankhya (g) Yoga (h) Mimamsa
UNIT V                                            8
(a) Schools of Vedanta, Advaita, Vishistadvaita, Dvaita and Saiva Siddhanta (b) Slokas – Sankara’sBhaja Govindam selected verses- Dasara Padas & Pasurams of Azhwars, Panniru Tirumurai

Total:                                                   40h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,
CO-1: Understand the scope and meaning of Indian Philosophy
CO-2: Grasp the Development of the Indian Systems
CO-3: Understand the concepts of Space and Time
CO-4: Get an overview of various systems of philosophy
CO-5: Get an overview of the schools of Vedanta, Advaita, Vishistadvaita and Dvaita

TEXT BOOK:

Introduction to Indian Philosophy, Satishchandra Chatterjee and Dhirendramohan Datta.Rupa&Co, 2010

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