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COURSES WITH EMPLOYABILITY ASPECTS IN MA PHILOSOPHY

1. 17PHL514 Moral Philosophy in India


Unit I

Contemporary Debates: Upanisads, Bhagavad Gita, Dhammapada, Tattvartha


Sutra, Tirukural, Santiparva of Mahabharata and Arthasastra of Kautilya: Rta
and Satya, Rna and Yajna, Yoga and Ksema. Viduraniti and Nitisatakam.

Unit II

Arthasangraha of Laugaksi Bhaskara: Sabda (Veda Pramanya), Apauruseyatva,


Purusa, Dharma, Apurva, Bhavana, Sadhya-Sadhana, Itikartavyata,
Istasadhanata, Vidhi, Nisedha, Arthavada, Rules of Textual Interpretation.

Unit III

The Law of Karma: Ethical Implications, Sadharana Karma. Sruthi, Smrti and
Sadacara.

Unit IV

Purva Mimamsa Sutra of Jaimini: The first Five Sutras with Sabara’s Bhasya,
Sastra Dipika of Parthasarathi Misra and Prakaranapancika of Salikanatha.

Unit V

Bhagavad Gita: Karmayoga, Svadharma and Lokasangraha.

Yoga: Yama and Niyama.

Jainism: Triratnas, Dharmavidhi and Caitracara.

Buddhism

Modern Interpretation of Dharma: Tilak and Gandhi.


Reference:

1, S. K. Maitra. The Ethics of the Hindus. Calcutta: Calcutta University Press,


1925. English.

2, R. Prasad. Karma, Causation and Retributive Morality. Delhi: ICPR, 1989.


English.

3, Sri. Aurobindo. Essays on the Gita. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Press, 1997. English.

4, M. Hiriyanna. The Indian Conception of Values. Mysore: Kavyalaya


Publishers, 1975. English.

5, Surama Dasgupta. Development of Moral Philosophy in India. New York: F


Ungar Publishing Company, 1965. English.

6, I. C. Sharma. Ethical Philosophies of India. California: Harper and Row,


1970. English.

Employability aspects

1. The course will help the students to get clear understanding on ethical
decision making, so they can get job of Ethical Counselors

2. It will equip them to be fit for the position of religious teachers in


Defense Sector

3. It will motivate them to start NGO to give awareness on social ethics.

2. 17PHL602 Social and Political Philosophy in India


Unit I

Concepts in Vedas: Rashtra, Swarajya and Vairajya, Dharma and Rajadharma,


Dandaniti.
Unit II

Concept of the Ruler: Status, Characteristics and Role of the Ruler, Education
for the Rulers, Relationship Between the Ruler and the Ruled. Bhagavat Gita
Concept of Rajarshi and Lokasamgraha.

Unit III

Kautilya: Public Administration, Economic Affairs of a State, Organic Theory


of the State, Foreign Affairs, Prajadharma and Rajadharma.

Unit IV

State: Origin, Purpose and Goal.

Government: Forms of Governments in Ancient India, The Concept of


Sovereignty.

Ancient Indian Methods in Law-Enforcement: Sama, Dana, Bheda and Danda.

Unit V

Gandhian View of Political Power and Social Context, Power-Decentralism and


Ramarajya.

Reference:

1, Samhitas of- Rgveda and Atharva Veda

2, Ramayana

3, Santiparva of the Mahabharata

4, Manusamhita and Viduraniti

5, Artha Sastra of Kautilya

6, Kamandaka Niti Sara

Emploayability aspects

1. Since the course focuses on the analysis, understanding and comparison


of Political Philosophy in social development, the student can get the job
of a Political Analyst
2. It will equip them to be successful Political Advisers

3. It will motivate them to get jobs related to media as political reporters

17PHL533 Ecology, Philosophy and Environmental Ethics


Unit I

Ethics and Environmental Ethics:- central questions- on built environment and


non-built environment- concept of value in environmental concepts-
Instrumental value, Non-instrumental value,intrinsic value- subjectivist value,
and objectivist value- man and non-human world.

Unit II

Environmental Ethics:-problems and perspectives according to strong


Anthropocentrism – weak anthropocentrism,individualist consequentialistism
-individualist deontologicalism – biocentricism-denial of superiority of man -
conceptof Holistic Environmental Ethics.

Scope of Environmental Ethics: - Monism and Pluralism- Respect for Nature-


Bio centric Ethics-Outlook and implications- Humans inEarth’s community life-
Denial of human superiority.

Unit III

Problems of environment and approaches to the problem: Pollution Population-


Resources-Cultural Diversity and Appropriate technology-Education and
Scientific Knowledge- Ethics of Global Environment and International
inequality

Unit IV

Indian approaches to environment: Gita view of mutual dependence-


Upanishadic view of Cosmic life-Buddhism on environment- Environment
according to Ayurveda . Kalidasas Approach to Environment, Unity of Nature in
Indian Scriptures.

Unit V

Concepts of Deep Ecology and Shallow Ecology – eight point derivational


system –ecological platform- multiple roots of deep ecology -Eco feminism -
Environmental Pragmatism- Ecosystem Ecology

Reference:

1. Light, Andrew &Rolston, Holmes. Environmental Ethics. UK: Blackwell,


2007. English.
2. Fox, Warwick. Toward A Transpersonal Ecology Shambhala. USA:
Blackwell Publishers Ltd., 1990. English.
3. Joseph. R.Des Jardins. Environmental Ethics. UK: Wadsworth, 2004.
English.
4. Singer, Peter. Practical Ethics. USA: Cambridge, 1993. English.
5. Miller G Tyler. Living in the Environment. USA: Thomson, 2004.
English.
6. Miller G Tyler. Essentials of Ecology. USA: Thomson, 2005. English.
7. Light & Rolston. Environmental Ethics an Anthology.UK: Blackwell,
2004. English.
8. Singer, Peter. Applied Ethics. USA: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
English.
9. Hugh La Follette. The Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory. UK:
Blackwell, 2007. English.
10.Singer, Peter ed. Ethics. UK: Oxford University Press, 1994. English.
11.Andrew I Cohen and Christopher ed. Contemporary Debates in Applied
Ethics. UK: Wiley Blackwell, 2009. English.
12.Fox, Warwick. Built environment. London: Routledge, 2012. English.

Employability aspects

1. The course will enhance the students ability to deal with Environmental
issues and will equip them to be suitable for media related profession

2. It will equip them to take independent funded projects from agencies to


work on Environmental issues

3. It will motivate them to start NGO's to work on Environmental protection


related activities 

17PHL540 Yoga Philosophy


Unit I

Cittavrtti: Yoga as Cittavrttinirodha, Vrttis, Pramana, Viparyaya, Vikalpa, Nidra,


Smrti, Their Control through Abhyasa and Vairagya.

Unit II

Two Types of Samadhi (Samprajnata and Asamprajnata) and their


Characteristics, Attaining of Samadhi through Meditating on Iswara (God),
Nature of Iswara (God), Cittaviksepas and the Manner of Overcoming them,
Sabija and Nirbija Samadhi.

Unit III

Five Klesas and their Nature, Conjunction of drsta and drsya as the root cause
of ignorance, Kaivalya Results from Removal of Avidya, The Eight Fold Path
Leading to Kaivalya.

Unit IV

Concentration of Citta on Various Entities and the Resulting Consequences,


Eight Siddhis from Control over Citta and their Description, Kaivalya as
Resulting only when the Siddhis are Transcended.

Unit V

Practical: General Instruction in Practicing Yoga, Surya Namaskar, Various


Asanas with Features.

Reference:

1, B. K. S. Iyengar. Light on Yoga. London: Harper Collins Publishers India,


2014. English.

Employability aspects

1. Practice of Yoga to equip them to become Yoga Trainers

2. Theoretical study of Yoga will enhance their ability to become


Philosophical Counselors

3. Equip the student to pursue higher studies in the field and become
Lectures in Universities/Colleges
17PHL512 Logic and Critical Thinking in Indian Philosophy
Unit I

The close Relationship of Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics in Indian


Tradition.

Primacy of Logical Reasoning in Establishing One’s Own System and Refuting


all Rival Systems, The Method of Purvapaksa and Siddhanta, The Concepts of
Anviksiki and Anumiti.

Unit II

Logic or Anumana Pramana as part of Epistemology (Praman Sastra)

Logic or Anumana Pramana rooted in Metaphysics (Prameya Sastra)

Logic or Anumana Pramana as Hetuvidya or Vadavidhi and Anviksiti.

Unit III

Definition of Anumana: Nyaya and Buddhist Perspectives, Constituents of


Anumana: Nyaya, Buddhist, Jaina and Advaitic Perspectives, Process of
Anumana: Nyaya, Buddhist and Jaina Perspectives, Types of Anumana: Nyaya,
Buddhist, Jaina and Advaitic Perspetives.

Unit IV

Nyaya: Paksata, Paramarsa and Definition of Vyapti

Inductive Elements in Indian Logic: The Concepts of Vyaptigrahopaya,


Samanya Laksana Pratyasatti, Tarka and Upadhi.

Unit V

Hetucakra Damaru of Dinnaga, Hetvabhasas.

References:

1, Visvanatha. Bhasaparichheda.

2, S. S. Barlingay. A Modern Introduction to Indian Logic. Delhi: National


Publishing House, 1965. English.

3, D. C. Guha. Navya Nyaya System of Logic. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass,


1979. English.

4, Nandita Bandyopadhyay. The Concept of Logical Fallacies. Delhi: Sanskrit


Pustak Bhandar, 1977. English.

5, B. K. Matilal. The Navya Nyaya Doctrine of Negation. Michigan: Harvard


University Press, 1968. English.

6, S. R. Bhatt. Buddhist Epistemology. USA: Greenwood Press, 2000. English.

7, B. K. Matilal. Logic, Language and Reality. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass,


2008. English.

8, Kuppuswami Sastri. A Primer of Indian Logic.

Employability aspects

1. The course will enhance the student's ability on critical thinking, so they
can be suitable for media related profession
2. It will equip them to clear competitive examination (in the area of mental
ability, logical reasoning etc.)
3. It will motivate them to become successful administrators