PSAM 12507 - INDIAN PHILOSOPHY
(Course Nine - Core Course Seven of III semester MA Sanskrit Sahitya)
Medium of Instruction : Sanskrit and English.
Number of Credits : Four
Course Outcomes :
After successful completion of the course the students should be able to:
1. Understand general features of ancient Indian Philosophical systems.
2. Understand specific doctrines of non-Vedic philosophical systems – Buddhism, Jainism and Carvaka.
3. Understand the categories and special features of Nyaya, Vaisesika, Sankhya and Yoga systems.
4. Analyze the epistemology of Nyaya-Vaisesika and Sankhya-Yoga.
5. Understand the main doctrines of Mimamsa, Vedanta and Pratyabhijna systems.
6. Recognize various social implications of ancient philosophical systems.
7. Imbibe the thoughts of modern philosophers of India especially of those who lived in Kerala.
8. Analyze the relevance of Indian philosophical systems in the contemporary society.Course Outline : Four Units.
Unit I. Indian Philosophy - general features - Heterodex systems - Carvaka Philosophy –important doctrines - Buddhism and its four divisions - main tenets - important features and doctrines of Jainism.
Unit II. Samkhya Philosophy - general outline - concepts of Purusa, Prakrti and Guna - theory of evolution – Satkaryavada. Yoga Philosophy – important authors - works and doctrines. Nyaya Philosophy– Important works and doctrines - 4 Pramanas - 16 Padarthas - Navyanyaya school of thought. Vaisesika philosophy - Major works and doctrines - atomic theory - Saptapadarthas – similarities and dissimilarities between Nyaya and Vaisesika systems of philosophy.
Unit III. Purvamimamsa – major works, authors and doctrines. Vedanta – Advaita Vedanta of Sankara – main principles - Later Vedanta Schools - main teachers, works and ideals. Pratybhinja philosophy – main teachers, texts and doctrines.
Unit IV. Contemporary Indian Philosophy - Neo Vedantic approaches – Vivekananda – Arabindo – Rabindra Nath Tagore – Gandhiji – Krishnamoorthy. Kerala Social Reformers: – Sree Narayana Guru, Cattambi Svamikal, BhramanandaSivayogi and Vagbhatananda.
- Teacher: Dr. Sangamesan K. M. K. M.