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Course Objectives 

  • Improve Answer Writing Approach & Skills through Evaluation and Feedback.
  • To bring in philosophical approach and technical language in answers
  • Special focus on the use of keywords, key statements in answers
  • Understand the significance of knowing the background of philosophers
  • Understand and predict UPSC Standard Questions.
  • Enrich answers through interlinking of Philosophers
  • Value Addition to Content.
  • Comprehensive Revision of the Mains Syllabus with a Focus on Covering Micro Issues

Deliverables

  • Tests
    • 6 Sectional Tests (Full Length)
    • 2 Comprehensive Tests
  • Discussion-Cum-Value Addition Videos
  • Special Focus on Paper 1
  • Personal Mentoring
  • Timely and Multi-level Evaluation within 7 days
  • Flexible Submission of the Tests

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Philosophy

Mains Test Series
Start Date : 24 October 2021

Mode : Online & Offline
Fee : ₹9,000 + GST 

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Vishwajeet Yadav

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Schedule

Test Type Syllabus
Test – 1

24-Oct-21

Sectional
Full Length
(250 Marks)
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

31-Oct-21

Sectional
Full Length
(250 Marks)
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

07-Nov-21

Sectional
Full Length
(250 Marks)
Indian Philosophy (2st 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

14-Nov-21

Sectional
Full Length
(250 Marks)
Western Philosophy (2st 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

21-Nov-21

Sectional
Full Length
(250 Marks)
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; Empowernment.
10. Caste Discrimination: Gandhi and Ambedkar
Test – 6

28-Nov-21

Sectional
Full Length
(250 Marks)
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

05-Dec-21

Comprehensive

 

Paper 1 – Complete Syllabus
Test – 8

12-Dec-21

Comprehensive

 

Paper 2 – Complete Syllabus

 

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