COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Principles of Indian Metaphysics
Course Code: 
17PHL503
Year Taught: 
2019
Semester: 
1
Degree: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Principles of Indian Metaphysics' is a course offered in the first semester of M.A. Philosophy offered by Amrita Darshanam - International Center for Spiritual Studies , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Unit I

Prameya, Padartha Man, God and the World as the Basic General Categories of Metaphysics. Reality: Being and Becoming

Unit II

The Concept of Matter: Various Schools

Unit III

Ontological Concepts: Self as Atman, Nairatmyavada, Atman and Jiva, The Jiva as Karta, Bhokta and Jnata (Different perspectives).

Unit IV

Space and Time

Physical World: World as Karmabhumi, Nature and Constitution of the Physical World, The Theories of Five Elements (Pancabhutas), Gunas and Pancikarana, Vyavaharika and ParamarthikaSatta. Critique of Metaphysics.

Unit V

Human Mind, Universals: The Debate amongst the Different Schools.

Causation: The Different Views and Debates

The Scepticism about Categories: Nagarjuna, Jayarasi Bhatta and Sriharsa.

Freedom and Determinism, Death and Freedom.

REFERENCES

  1. Sinha, Jadunath.  Indian Realism. London: MotilalBanarsidass, 1938. English.
  2. P. K. Mukhopadhyaya. Indian Realism. Calcutta: Lexington Books,1984. English.
  3. Stephen H. Phillips. Classical Indian Metaphysics. Delhi: MotilalBanarsidass, 1997. English.
  4. Harsh, Narain. Evolution of the Nyaya-VaisesikaCategoriology. Varanasi: Bharati Prakashan,1976. English.
  5. SadanandaBhaduri. Nyaya Vaisesika Metaphysics. Poona: Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, 1947. English.
  6. Sankara. Pancikarana. Madras: Ramakrishna Math, 1961. English.