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Course Objectives 

  • 15-Day-Booster is designed to kick-start the optional preparation and to facilitate and speed-up first revision before prelims result comes
  • It includes comprehensive Revision of the Mains Syllabus with a Focus on Covering Micro Issues and value Addition to Content in shortest possible time
  • Covering Last 10 years’ UPSC Previous Year Questions (PYQs) through lectures, followed by test series
  • Test series will help you improve Answer Writing Approach & Skills through Evaluation and Feedback.
  • Will also help you bring in philosophical approach and technical language in answers.
  • Special focus on the use of keywords, key statements in answers.
  • Enrich answers through interlinking of Philosophers.
  • Understand and predict UPSC Standard Questions.

Deliverables

  • 15 Revision-Through-PYQ Lectures of Complete Syllabus.
  • 6 Sectional Tests
  • 2 Comprehensive Tests
  • 6 Detailed Classroom/Live Test Discussion Classes (1 week after the Test Date).
  • Personal Mentoring and Handholding.
  • Timely and Multi-level Evaluation within 7 days.
  • Flexible Submission of the Tests.

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Philosophy

Booster Course + Test Series
Start Date :
Booster Course: 17 June 2022
(9:00am to 11:00am)
Test Series: 02 July 2022 

Validity: 30 September, 2022

Mode : Online & Offline
Fee : ₹11,000 + GST

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About Faculty

Vishwajeet Yadav

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Philosophy Optional Foundation Batch – CSE 2022

By Vishwajeet Sir

Start Date: 20 November 2021
Delivery Mode: Online & Offline

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Schedule

Booster Course Lectures Schedule:

Lectures Topics
1 Charvaka, Jaina,
2 Buddha, Samkhya-Yoga,
3 Nyaya-Vaisesika
4 Mimansa-Vedanta, Aurobindo
5 Plato-Aristotle, Rationalism, Empiricism
6 Kant, Hegel, Moore, Russell, Early Wittgenstein
7 Logical Positivism, Later Wittgenstein
8 Husserl, Existentialist, Quine & Strawson
9 Equality, Justice, Liberty, Rights; Duties and Accountability
10 Sovereignity, Monarchy; Theocracy and Democracy
11 Anarchism; Marxism and Socialism, Humanism; Secularism; Multiculturalism
12 Crime and Punishment, Development and Social Progress, Gender, Caste
13 Notions of God, Proofs for the Existence of God and their Critique, Problem of Evil.
14 Soul: Immortality; Rebirth and Liberation, Reason, Revelation and Faith, Religious Experience
15 Religion without God, Religion and Morality, Religious Pluralism and the Problem of Absolute Truth, Nature of Religious Language

Tests Schedule

Test No. Date Topics
Test 1

 

02 July 2022

(Saturday)

Indian Philosophy (1st half):
1. Ca-rva-ka: Theory of Knowledge; Rejection of Transcendent Entities.
2. Jainism: Theory of Reality; Saptabhan (ginaya; Bondage and Liberation.
3. Schools of Buddhism: Prati-tyasamutpa-da; Ksanikavada, Naira-tmyava-da
4. Sa-mkhya: Prakrti; Purusa; Causation; Liberation
5. Yoga: Citta; Cittavrtti; Klesas; Samadhi; Kaivalya.
Test 2

 

09 July 2022

(Saturday)

Western Philosophy (1st half):
1. Plato and Aristotle: Ideas; Substance; Form and Matter; Causation; Actuality and Potentiality.
2. Rationalism (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz): Cartesian Method and Certain Knowledge; Substance; God; Mind-Body Dualism; Determinism and Freedom.
3. Empiricism (Locke, Berkeley, Hume): Theory of Knowledge; Substance and Qualities; Self and God; Scepticism.
4. Kant: Possibility of Synthetic a priori Judgments; Space and Time; Categories; Ideas of Reason; Antinomies; Critique of Proofs for the Existence of God
5. Hegel: Dialectical Method; Absolute Idealism
Test 3

 

16 July 2022

(Saturday)

Indian Philosophy (2nd half):
6. Nya-ya- Vais’esika: Theory of Categories; Theory of Appearance; Theory of Prama-na; Self, Liberation; God; Proofs for the Existence of God; Theory of Causation; Atomistic Theory of Creation.
7. Mima-msa-: Theory of Knowledge
8. Schools of Veda-nta: Brahman; I-s’vara; A-tman; Jiva; Jagat; Ma-ya-; Avidya-; Adhya-sa; Moksa; Aprthaksiddhi; Pancavidhabheda
9. Aurobindo: Evolution, Involution; Integral Yoga.
Test 4

 

30 July 2022

(Saturday)

Western Philosophy (2nd half):
6. Moore, Russell and Early Wittgenstein: Defence of Commonsense; Refutation of Idealism; Logical Atomism; Logical Constructions; Incomplete Symbols; Picture Theory of Meaning; Saying and Showing.
7. Logical Positivism: Verification Theory of Meaning; Rejection of Metaphysics; Linguistic Theory of Necessary Propositions.
8. Later Wittgenstein: Meaning and Use; Language-games; Critique of Private Language.
9. Phenomenology (Husserl): Method; Theory of Essences; Avoidance of Psychologism.
10. Existentialism (Kierkegaard, Sartre, Heidegger): Existence and Essence; Choice, Responsibility and Authentic Existence; Being-in-the –world and Temporality.
11. Quine and Strawson: Critique of Empiricism; Theory of Basic Particulars and Persons.
Test 5

 

06 August 2022

(Saturday)

Socio Political Philosophy:
1. Social and Political Ideals: Equality, Justice, Liberty.
2. Sovereignty: Austin, Bodin, Laski, Kautilya.
3. Individual and State: Rights; Duties and Accountability
4. Forms of Government: Monarchy; Theocracy and Democracy.
5. Political Ideologies: Anarchism; Marxism and Socialism
6. Humanism; Secularism; Multiculturalism.
7. Crime and Punishment: Corruption, Mass Violence, Genocide, Capital Punishment.
8. Development and Social Progress.
9. Gender Discrimination: Female Foeticide, Land and Property Rights; Empowerment.
10. Caste Discrimination: Gandhi and Ambedkar
Test 6

 

13 August 2022

(Saturday)

Philosophy of Religion
1. Notions of God: Attributes; Relation to Man and the World. (Indian and Western).
2. Proofs for the Existence of God and their Critique (Indian and Western).
3. Problem of Evil.
4. Soul: Immortality; Rebirth and Liberation.
5. Reason, Revelation and Faith.
6. Religious Experience: Nature and Object (Indian and Western).
7. Religion without God.
8. Religion and Morality.
9. Religious Pluralism and the Problem of Absolute Truth.
10. Nature of Religious Language: Analogical and Symbolic; Cognitivist and Non- cognitive.
Test 7

 

03 September 2022

(Saturday)

Complete Paper 1 Syllabus
Test 8

 

03 September 2022

(Saturday)

Complete Paper 2 Syllabus

P.S.: Changes in the schedule may be made with a prior announcement to the students

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