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Courses » Indian Philosophy

Indian Philosophy

ABOUT THE COURSE

Indian Philosophy (Sanskrit: Bhārtiya Darshan) deals with various philosophical thoughts of many several traditions those originated in the Indian subcontinent, including Hindu philosophy, Buddhist philosophy, and Jain philosophy. The common themes of all these philosophies are unity and diversity (advaita and dvaita) in their understanding, interpretation of the existence of reality, and explanation of the attainment of liberation (moksha). The Indian philosophical systems are classified into two groups on the basis of the acceptance of Vedas; Orthodox (Vaisheshika, Nyāya, Sāmkhya, Yoga, Purva-Mimānsā, and Uttar-Mimānsā) and Heterodox (Chārvaka School, Jainism and Buddhism). All these systems are discussed with a critical approach to their theories in this course. Over and above, an introductory note to Indian Philosophy is placed at the beginning of the course.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

Mostly B.Tech and Humanities Discipline

PRE-REQUISITES

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INDUSTRY SUPPORT – LIST OF COMPANIES/INDUSTRY THAT WILL RECOGNIZE/VALUE THIS ONLINE COURSE

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COURSE INSTRUCTOR 



Prof. Satya Sundar Sethy is a Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. He has published several papers in international and national journals, contributed chapters to the edited books. He is credited with an authored book Meaning and Language (2016), published by D.K.Printworld, New Delhi and an edited book Contemporary Ethical Issues in Engineering (2015), published by IGI Global, Pennsylvania, USA.

COURSE LAYOUT

Week-1                Introduction to Indian Philosophy

Week-2                Introduction to Indian Philosophy

Week-3                Charvaka Philosophy

Week-4                Charvaka Philosophy

Week-5                Samkhya Philosophy

Week-6                Samkhya Philosophy

Week-7                Samkhya Philosophy

Week-8                Yoga Philosophy

Week-9                Yoga Philosophy

Week-10              Vaisesika Philosophy

Week-11              Vaisesika Philosophy

Week-12              Jaina Philosophy

SUGGESTED READING

Chattejee, S.G. and Datta, D.M. (1960) An Introduction to Indian Philosophy, Calcutta: University of Calcutta Press. Muller, F.M. (1928) The Six Systems of Indian Philosophy, London: Longmans Green and Co. Publication.

CERTIFICATION EXAM

The exam is optional for a fee. Exam will be on 23 April, 2017 
Time: Shift 1: 9am-12 noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.

Certificate:
Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 8 out of 12 assignments

E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.