Indian philosophy in a nutshell

Course Dates: 09/03/20 - 30/03/20
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
John Goff

From mysticism to materialism, Indian philosophy is as diverse as its European counterpart, covering a wide range of thought about the nature of reality and with a distinctive concern for human spiritual liberation.


What is the course about?

A basic overview of some of the key ideas and schools in Indian Philosophy with a view to assessing their enduring significance and contemporary value.

What will we cover?

The classical schools of ‘orthodox’ Indian thought: Samkhya (‘rationalist’), Vaisesika (‘atomist’), Nyaya (‘logic’) and ‘religious’ (Mimamsa, Vedanta, Yoga) with a brief exposition of the key ideas of each.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Explain, simply, several of the key ideas in Indian philosophy.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No prior knowledge is assumed. A willingness to critically examine concepts and some basic familiarity with discussion/debate, argument and evaluation will be beneficial.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course will run in a seminar format with short slide presentation including Q&A and group discussion. No outside work is required.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No special equipment is required, other than for note-taking as preferred.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please see for the full range of philosophy courses on offer.

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Book your place

Course Code: HP119

Mon, eve, 09 Mar - 30 Mar '20

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Full fee: £69.00
Senior fee: £69.00
Concession: £30.00

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