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  • SyllabusfortheDegreeofMasterofArtsinPhilosophyAsperSemesterSystem

    (Tobeeffectivefromtheacademicsession20072008)

    Abstract

    Eachpaperwillcarry50marks:WrittenPart45marksandInternalAssessment5marksMinimumnumberofclassesperpaperof50marks:45

    SEMESTERIFullMarks:200

    COREPAPERS

    Paper101 IndianClasssics Paper102IndianEpistemologyPaper103WesternClassicsPaper104WesternEthics

    SEMESTERIIFullMarks:200

    COREPAPERS

    Paper201IndianEthicsPaper202IndianMetaphysicsPaper203 WesternEpistemologyPaper204WesternLogic

    SEMESTERIIIFullMarks:200

    COREPAPERS

    Paper301 IndianPhilosophyofLanguagePaper302WesternMetaphysics

    OPTIONALPAPER (AnyoneGrouptobechosen)

    GroupA (NyayaVaisesika)

    Paper303 PracinaNyayaIPaper304PracinaNyayaII

    GroupB (Vedanta)

    Paper303AdvaitaMetaphysicsIPaper304AdvaitaMetaphysicsII

    GroupCAppliedEthhics

    Paper303 BiomedicalEthicsPaper304SociopoliticalIssuesinEthics

  • GroupDAdvancedLogic

    Paper303 IntuitiveSetTheoryPaper304 NondeductiveLogic

    SEMESTERIVFullMarks:200

    COREPAPERS

    Paper401 PhenomenologyandExistentialism

    Paper402 AnalyticPhilosophy(Western)

    OPTIONALPAPERS

    (AschoseninSemesterIII)

    GroupA

    NyayaVaisesika

    Paper403 NavyaNyayaI

    Paper404 NavyaNyayaII

    GroupB

    Vedanta

    Paper403 AdvaitaEpistemology

    Paper404 VisistadvaitaMetaphysics

    GroupC

    AppliedEthics

    Paper403 BusinessandProfessionalEthics

    Paper404 EnvironmentalEthics

    GroupD

    AdvancedLogic

    Paper403 TheLogicofRelations

    Paper404 PropositionalLogic

  • SyllabusforDegreeofMasterofArtsinPhilosophy

    AsperSemesterSystem

    (Tobeeffectivefromtheacademicsession20072008)

    Eachpaperwillcarry50marks:Writtenpart45marksandinternalassessment5marks

    SEMESTERI

    FullMarks200

    COREPAPERS

    (Minimumnumberofclassesasperpaperof50marks:45)

    Paper101 IndianClassics(Marks50)

    Prasastapada:Padarthadharmasamgraha

    (Uptotheendofprthivisadharmyaparikasa)

    (45classes)

    Paper102 IndianEpistemology(Marks50)

    (i) Ganga:Tattvacintamani(pramanyavadaup

    totheendnaturajatatvenapurovartinamiti)

    (23classes)

    (ii) Dharmakirti:Nyayabindu

    (Uptotrirupanica)

    (22classes)

    Paper103 WesternClassics(Marks50)

    Kant:CritiqueofPureReason,N.K.Smithsabridged

    Edition(uptotheendoftheTranscendentalAnalytic)

    (45classes)

  • Paper104 WesternEthhics (Marks50)

    (i) NormativeEthics:UtilitarianismandDeontology

    (13classes)

    (ii) Metaethics:CognitivismNaturalismandIntuitionism

    Noncognitivism:Emotivism,Prescriptivism

    (20classes)

    (iii) AppliedEthics:LifeandDeathissues,Issuesin

    EnvironmentalEthics(12classes)

    SuggestedReadings:

    1. J.S.Mill;Utilitarianism,inCollectedWorksofJ.S.Mill,Vol.X,

    UniversityofTorontoPress.

    2. I.Kant:GroundworkofMetaphysicofMorals,Macmillan

    3. W.D.Hudson:ModernMoralPhilosophy,Macmilloan

    4. PeterSinger:PracticalEthics,CambridgeUniversityPress

    5. H.LaFollette(ed):EthicsinPractice:AnAnthology,Blackwell

    6. JamesP.Sterba(ed):ContemporaryEthics,PrenticeHall

    7. RobertElliot(ed):EnvironmentalEthhics,OxfordUniversityPress

    SEMESTERII

    FullMarks200

    COREPAPERS

    Paper201 IndianEthics(Marks50)

    (i) Bhagavadgita(ChaptersII&III)

    (22classes)

    (ii) LaugaksiBhaskara:Arthasamgraha

    (Dharma,bhavana,vidhianditsvarieties,arthavada)

    (23classes)

  • Paper202 IndianMetaphysics(Marks50)

    (i) Gaudapada:Mandukyakarika(ChaptersI&II)

    (22classes)

    (ii) Isvarakrsna:Samkhyakarikawith

    Tattvakaumudi(Karikas13,922)

    (23classes)

    Paper203 WesternEpistemology(Marks50)

    (i) NatureandDefinitionofKnowledge

    (10classes)

    (ii) GettierProblemandResponsestoit

    (10classes)

    (iii) ScepticismandthePossibilityofknowledge

    (10classes)

    (iv) Justificationofknowledgeclaims:Foundationalism,

    CoherentismandReliabilism (10classes)

    (v) KnowledgeofOtherMinds (5classes)

    SuggestedReadinbgs:

    1. KeithLehrer:TheoriesofKnowledge,Routledge

    2. R.M.Chisholm:TheoryofKnowledge,3rded,PrenticeHall

    3. A.J.Ayer;TheProblemofKnowledge,PenguinBooks

    4. J.L.Pollock:ContemporaryTheoriesofKnowledge,

    Rowman&Littlefield

    5. A.Stroll(ed):Epistemology:NewEssaysinTheoryofKnowledge,

    Harper&Row

    6. J.Dancy:IntroductiontoContemporaryEpistemology,Blackwell

  • Paper204 WesternLogic (Marks5)

    (i) PropositionalLogic:RulesofNaturalDeduction,

    TheRuleofConditionalProof,IndirectProof,

    ProvingInvalidity(10classes)

    (ii) QuantificationTheory:SingularandGeneral

    Propositions,MultiplyGeneralPropositions,

    QuantificationRulesandProvingValidity,

    ProvingInvalidity,LogicalTruthsInvolving

    Quantifiers(35classes)

    Text: I.M.Copi:SymbolicLogic(5thedition),Macmillan(Chapters3and4)

    SEMESTERIII

    FullMarks200

    COREPAPERS

    Paper301 IndianPhilosophyofLanguage (Marks50)

    Visvanatha:BhasparicchedawithSiddhantamuktavali

    (Sabdakhanda) (45classes)

    Paper302 WesternMetaphysics (Marks50)

    (i) NatureandNotionsofMetaphysics:Traditional

    andContemporary (10classes)

    (ii) BeingandBecoming:EssenceandExistence

    (10classes)

    (iii) Substance:TheAristotleanConception,

    IndividuationofSubstance,Essentialism

    (15classes)

    (iv) SelfKnowledgeandSelfidentity:MemoryCriterion,

    BodyCriterion;PrimitivenessoftheConceptofPerson

    (10classes)

  • SuggestedReadings:

    1. D.W.Hamlyn:Metaphysics,CambridgeUniversityPress

    2. P.F.Strawson:Individuals:AnEssayinDescriptiveMetaphysics,Metheun

    3. G.Evans:VarietiesofReference,ClarendonPress

    4. Aristotle:Metaphysics,BookZeta

    5. B.A.Brody:IdentityandEssence,PrincetonUniversityPress

    OptionalPapers

    (AnyoneGrouptobechosen)

    GroupA

    (NyayaVaisesika)

    Paper303 PracinaNyayaI (Marks50)

    Gotama:NyayasutrawithVatsyayanabhasya(AnhikaI) (45classes)

    Paper304 PracinaNyayaII (Marks50)

    Udayana:Nyayakusumanjali(1ststavaka) (45classes)

    GroupB

    (Vedanta)

    Paper303 AdvaitaMetaphysicsI (Marks50)

    Badarayana:BrahmasutrawithSankarabhasya(Catuhsutri) (45classes)

    Paper304 AdvaitaMetaphysicsII (Marks50)

    Vidyaranya:Vivaranaprameyasamgraha(Adhyasa)

    (45classes)

  • GroupC

    (AppliedEthics)

    Paper303 BiomedicalEthics (Marks50)

    (i) TheBiologicalBasisofEthics (5classes)

    (ii) FundamentalsofMedicalEthics (5classes)

    (iii) ExperimentationwithNonhumanAnimals

    (15classes)

    (iv) ExperimentationwithHumanSubjects (20classes)

    SuggestedReadings:

    1. PeterSinger:TheExpandingCircle,OxfordUniversityPress

    2. J.Harris:TheValueofLife:AnIntroductiontoMedicalEthics,

    RoutledgeandKeganPaul

    3. J.F.Childress&T.L.Beauchamp:PrinciplesofBiomedicalEthics,

    RoutledgeandKeganPaul

    4. HelgaKuhse&PeterSinger:BioEthics:AnAnthology,Blackwell

    Paper304 SocioPoliticalIssuesinEthics (Marks50)

    (i) Liberty,Equality&Justice (20classes)

    (ii) Terrorism,WarandPeace (15classes)

    (iii) FeministEthics (10classes)

    SuggestedReadings:

    1. RuthChadwick:EncyclopaediaofAppliedEthics,AcademicPress

    2. PeterSinger:PracticalEthics,CambridgeUniversityPress

    3. HughLaFollette(ed):EthicsinPractice:AnAnthology,Backwell

    4. T.A.MappesandJ.S.Zembaty:SocialEthics,McGrawHill

    5. B.Almond&D.Hill(eds):AppliedPhilosophy:MoralsandMetaphysics,

    RoutledgeandKeganPaul

    6. ClaudiaCard(ed):FeministEthics,UniversityofKansas

    7. BrianBarryetal(eds):Justice,EdwardArnoldPublishers

  • GroupD

    (AdvancedLogic)

    Paper303 SetTheory (Marks50)

    (i) IntuitiveSetTheory:Definition (5classes)

    (ii) BasicOperationsonSets (5classes)

    (iii) VennDiagrams (5classes)

    (iv) Relations;Binary,nary (15classes)

    (v) Functions (15classes)

    Text:P.Suppes:IntroductiontoLogic,EastWestPress

    Paper304 NondeductiveLogic (Marks50)

    (i) ProblemofInduction (5classes)

    (ii) Hypothesis (5classes)

    (iii) TheNatureofEvidencestatements (5classes)

    (iv) EliminativeInduction (8classes)

    (v) JustificationofInduction (5classes)

    (vi) CausationasRegularSuccession (10classes)

    (vii) CounterfactualsandDispositions (7classes)

    SuggestedReadings:

    1. S.F.Barker:InductionandHypothesis,CornellUniversityPress

    2. R.B.Bratithwaite:ScientificExplanation,HarperandBrothers

    3. ArtherPap:AnIntroductiontothePhilosophyofScience,Eyreand

    Spotliswoode

  • SEMESTERIV

    FULLMARKS:200

    COREPAPER

    Paper401 PhenomenologyandExistentialism (Marks50)

    (i) Phenomenology : Development of Husserls Phenomenology, TheNatural World Thesis, Phenomenological Reduction, EssentialIntuition, Pure Consciousness and Transcendental Subjectivity,Intentionality,SolipsismandInterSubjectivity,TheLifeWorld

    (25classes)

    (ii) Existentialism : Sartres Existentialism, Sartres Critique of Husserl,Nothingness, Beingforitself visavis Beinginitself, Freedom andResponsibility,Badfaith,andCritiqueofMarxism(25classes)

    SuggestedReadings:

    1. EdmundHusserl:Ideas,BookI,MartinusNijhoff

    2. Edmund Husserl : The Crisis of European Sciences and TranscendentalPhenomenology,NorthWesternUniversityPress

    3. Herbert Speigelberg : The PhenomenologicalMovement (Vols. I&II),MartinusNijhoff

    4. J.N.Mohanty&W.R.Mckenna (eds) : Husserls Phenom