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M.A. in Philosophy is offered by "Amrita Darshanam - International Center for Spiritual Studies" at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Introduction

The program aims to give students an excellent grounding and a deep insight into Indian philosophical traditions, as well as Western thought. Its core unit explores the methodological foundations of Indian Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics, Logic, Tantra, Aesthetics and other allied areas. It encourages students to gain a working knowledge of Sanskrit in order to be better acquainted with primary sources. The program offers (1) a comprehensive introduction to the doctrinal foundations, history, regional context and theoretical presuppositions of Indian and Western schools of thought, and (2) advanced skills in research methodologies, writing, presentation and communication of knowledge.

Currently this program is offered at Amritapuri Campus. The course duration is 2 years, with 4 semesters.

Objectives

  • To understand some of the foundational ideas of Indian philosophy
  • To critically engage with Indian philosophical texts
  • To explore some of the core concepts and theories of contemporary thought in relation to ideas in classical Indian philosophy
  • To develop an ability to use a variety of philosophical approaches in addressing contemporary issues and practically integrate them as a “way of life”

Curriculum

Semester I
Course code Course Title L T P Credits Nature
17PHL501 Introduction to Philosophical Thinking in India and Europe 4 0 0 4 Core
17PHL502 Indian Theories of Knowledge 4 0 0 4 Core
17PHL503 Principles of Indian Metaphysics 4 0 0 4 Core
17PHL504 Aspects of Western Metaphysics 4 0 0 4 Core
  Elective I 3 0 0 3 Elective
             
             
Semester II
Course code Subject Name L T P Credits Nature
17PHL512 Logic and Critical Thinking in Indian Philosophy 4 0 0 4 Core
17PHL513 Logic and Epistemology in European Thought 4 0 0 4 Core
17PHL514 Moral Philosophy in India 4 0 0 4 Core
17PHL511 Introduction to Western Moral Philosophy 4 0 0 4 Core
  Elective II 3 0 0 3 Elective
  Elective III 3 0 0 3 Elective
Semester III
Course code Subject Name L T P Credits Nature
17PHL601 Philosophy of Mind (East and West) 4 0 0 4 Core
17PHL602 Social and Political Philosophy in India 4 0 0 4 Core
  Elective IV 3 0 0 3 Elective
  Elective V 3 0 0 3 Elective
  Elective VI 3 0 0 3 Elective
Semester IV
Subject Name L T P Credits Nature
Elective VII 3 0 0 3 Elective
Elective VIII 3 0 0 3 Elective
Dissertation       10 Core
           
           
           
Total 74

List of Electives

Course code Subject Name L T P Credits Nature
17PHL534 Indian Philosophy of Language 3 0 0 3 D/E
17PHL533 Ecology, Philosophy and Environmental Ethics 3 0 0 3 D/E
17PHL531 Aesthetics (Indian and Western) 3 0 0 3 D/E
17PHL537 Philosophy of Science 3 0 0 3 D/E
17PHL538 Philosophy of Tantra 3 0 0 3 D/E
Sl.No. Subject Name L T P Credits Nature
17PHL536 Philosophy of Advaita Vedanta 3 0 0 3 D/E
17PHL540 Yoga Philosophy 3 0 0 3 D/E
17PHL539 South Indian Philosophy 3 0 0 3 D/E
17PHL532 Contemporary Indian Thought 3 0 0 3 D/E
17PHL535 Indian Philosophy of Religion 3 0 0 3 D/E
             
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Degree: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Campuses: 
Bengaluru
Coimbatore
Amritapuri