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 www.citylit.ac.uk for the full range of philosophy courses on offer.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details