COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Moral Philosophy in India
Course Code: 
17PHL514
Year Taught: 
2019
Semester: 
2
Type: 
Foundation Core
Degree: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Moral Philosophy in India' is a course offered in the second semester of M.A. Philosophy offered by Amrita Darshanam - International Center for Spiritual Studies , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

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.

REFERENCES

  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.