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This course offers a deep understanding and insights of key philosophical concepts from ancient to modern times, along with contemporary social and political issues. Each lecture covers a specific area, offering theory and practical applications. Plus, there are 6 sectional tests and 2 comprehensive tests to reinforce learning.

NOTE: Join the Philosophy Crash Course and Mains Test Series 2024 for a comprehensive, well-structured, and expert-guided preparation to excel in your Mains exams.

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   Offline / Online Mode: ₹ 13,000 + GST

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Features

Course Schedule

Test Schedule

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  • Structured Curriculum: The course is organized into 20 lectures, each focusing on a distinct philosophical or thematic area, ensuring a systematic and comprehensive coverage of the subject matter.
  • Interactive Learning: Lectures will incorporate discussions, debates, and interactive activities to encourage critical thinking and engagement with the material.
  • Integrated PYQs: There will be PYQs discussion and classroom-based answer writing of PYQs.
  • Practical Relevance: Philosophical concepts will be applied to contemporary social and political issues, fostering an understanding of their practical implications in the modern world.
  • Test Series Structure: The test series consists of eight tests, each focusing on different branches and topics of philosophy. Tests:
    • 6 Sectional Tests
    • 2 Comprehensive Tests

Philosophy Crash Course Schedule (June-September 2024)

Lecture

Date

Syllabus

Lecture # 01

24 Jun, Monday

Introduction to the Course
Charvaka, Jainism

Lecture # 02

25 Jun, Tuesday

Buddhism

Lecture # 03

26 Jun, Wednesday

Samkhya, Yoga

Lecture # 04

27 Jun, Thursday

Nyaya Vais'esika, Mimamsa

Lecture # 05

28 Jun, Friday

Vedanta, Aurobindo

Lecture # 06

29 Jun, Saturday

Plato, Aristotle

Lecture # 07

1 Jul, Monday

Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz

Lecture # 08

2 Jul, Tuesday

Locke, Berkeley, Hume

Lecture # 09

3 Jul, Wednesday

Kant, Hegel

Lecture # 10

4 Jul, Thursday

Moore, Russell, Early Wittgenstein,
Logical Positivism, Later Wittgenstein

Lecture # 11

5 Jul, Friday

Husserl, Kierkegaard, Sartre
Heidegger

Lecture # 12

6 Jul, Saturday

Quine, Srawson

Lecture # 13

8 Jul, Monday

Notions of God
Proofs for the Existence
Problem of Evil
Soul

Lecture # 14

9 Jul, Tuesday

Reason, Revelation & Faith.
Religious Experience
Religion without God
Religion and Morality

Lecture # 15

10 Jul, Wednesday

Religious Pluralism
Nature of Religious Language

Lecture # 16

11 Jul, Thursday

Social and Political Ideals

Lecture # 17

12 Jul, Friday

Sovereignty
Individual and State

Lecture # 18

13 Jul, Saturday

Forms of Government, Political Ideologies

Lecture # 19

15 Jul, Monday

Humanism; Secularism; Multiculturalism
Crime and Punishment

Lecture # 20

16 Jul, Tuesday

Development and Social Progress
Gender Discrimination, Caste Discrimination

Philosophy Test Series Schedule

Test No. Date Topics
Test 1 21-Jul-24 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 28-Jul-24 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 4-Aug-24 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 11-Aug-24 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 18-Aug-24 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 25-Aug-24 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 1-Sep-24 Complete Paper 1 Syllabus
Test 8 8-Sep-24 Complete Paper 2 Syllabus

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