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.