Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts | B.A.

The bachelor of Arts in Philosophy is a three year course. The papers that are offered in Philosophy are one paper in FYBA, two papers in SYBA and three papers at TYBA.  The entire course of three years offer to enhance the students ability to think critically, analytically and rationally about philosophical issues.

B.A Philosophy also teaches the students how to look at a particular thing from different perspectives which instigate the development of a liberal mindset. After having obtained the Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, the students realize an important thing - no viewpoint has an ultimate basis and is subject to the socio-political background.

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Programme Objectives

  • The philosophy major will equip students with critical reasoning and analytical problem-solving skills, expressive precision and the intellectual spaciousness to appreciate and engage rationally with arguments and points of view with which they profoundly disagree.
  • Philosophy graduate will be well prepared for higher studies in philosophy or a career in e.g. media, law, business, or consulting.

Psy-Phil Association

To promote interaction between philosophers, psychologists and other cognitive scientists on issues of common concern.

To promote Philosophy & Psychology by improving the academic status of the subject.

Is to promote the exchange of ideas of philosophers and psychologist by the students.

To encourage creative and scholarly activity in philosophy & psychology.

To developing and strengthening the links between philosophy and the psychology by various programme such as discussion, lecture, field visit etc.

To make the students aware of the applications of Psychological and Philosophical concepts in various fields so that they understand the relevance of Psychology and Philosophy in different areas of life.

To highlight the practical application of the subject.

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Courses

First Year (Semester- I)

In Internals - Case studies on Ethical Dilemma (On Values) –

  • Values - such as empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.
  • Free Will, Moral Conscious, Voluntary Action etc.
First Year (Semester- II)

In Internals - Case studies on Ethical Dilemma (On Ethical Theories & Professions)

  • Case studies on – various ethical dilemmas and ethical decision-making. (This will address three of the major Western ethical theories: utilitarianism, deontology and virtue ethics.)
  • Case Studies on Moral duties and responsibilities of various professions such as Lawyers, Doctors, etc.
Second Year (Semester- III)
  • To introduce the basic concepts in the field of social philosophy to the students.
  • To enable the students to think, reason and argue analytically in social philosophy.
  • To acquaint students with the basic social problems from Indian and Western perspectives.
  • To encourage philosophical thinking about the notion of good life.
  • To develop abilities to argue, both in conversation and in writing, about social philosophical questions and attempts to answer them.
  • To acquaint the students with the major philosophical tenets of classical Indian philosophy.
  • To introduce the nature of Indian philosophical tradition to the students.
  • To acquaint students with different Indian philosophical systems and bring out how they attempt to answer philosophical issues.
  • To be equipped to trace the development of the history of Indian Philosophy.
Second Year (Semester- IV)
  • To introduce the basic concepts in the field of political philosophy to the students.
  • To enable the students to think, reason and argue analytically in political philosophy.
  • To acquaint students with the basic political problems from Indian and Western perspectives.
  • To acquaint the students with the philosophical positions of major western philosophers of ancient, medieval and modern period.
  • To introduce the nature of Western philosophical tradition to the students.
  • To acquaint students with different western philosophical systems and bring out how they attempt to answer philosophical issues.
  • To be equipped to trace the development of the history of Western Philosophy.
Third Year (Semester- V)
  • To introduce and acquaint students with Indian philosophical system beginning with Nyaya, Vaisesika, Samkhya, Yoga , Vedanta Darsana & Aurobindo’s Philosophy.
  • To acquire a basic understanding of philosophical ideas and questions that arise in Indian philosophical systems.
  • To enhance students’ ability to critically reflect, analyze and evaluate such views.
  • To familiarize the students with philosophical aspects and issues that arise in of philosophy of religion.
  • To encourage and develop in students an analytical and critical attitude in assessing theories in the philosophy of religion.
  • To acquaint students with the different religious and secular approaches to the environment.
  • To develop in students an understanding of the underlying principles and implications of the different approaches for making decisions about the environment.
  • To introduce students to the ethical issues that arises in media/ journalism and how to assess the strengths and weakness of philosophical positions in that regard.
Third Year (Semester - VI)
  • To introduce and acquaint students with philosophers beginning with rationalism of Rene Descartes to analytic philosophy of Wittgenstein.
  • To acquire a basic understanding of the main philosophical ideas and questions that arise especially in metaphysics and epistemology during this period.
  • To enhance students’ ability to critically reflect, analyze and evaluate philosophical arguments.
  • To acquaint the students with modern approaches and challenges to religion.
  • To make a critical review of philosophically relevant questions in religion.
  • To introduce students to identify ethical issues that arise in contemporary society in the area of health, medical technology and sexuality.
  • To learn by examining critically and analytically the philosophical arguments for and against different positions in these areas.
  • To develop students’ competence for ethical reflection based on rational arguments.