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Baccalaureate in Philosophy

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Teacher :

Dr Thadathil Joseph


This topic is designed to give information and insights on epistemological, metaphysical, cosmological, ethical and historical issues of the Indian systems of thought. The Orthodox Systems such as Nyaya, Vaisesika, Sankhya, Yoga, Mimamsa, and Vedanta are analysed. Sufficient time is allotted to the three schools of Vedanta, namely, Daita of Madhava, Visistadvaita of Ramanuja and Advaita of Sankara. Modern and contemporary Indian thinkers such as Swami Dayanandasaraswathi, Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, S. Radhakrishnan, Chattampi Swamikal and Sri Narayana Guru are well introduced and their thoughts are critically evaluated in this course.


  1. Mahadevan, T.M.P., Invitation to Indian Philosophy, New Delhi, 1974.
  2. Thachil, J., An Initiation to Indian Philosophy, Alwaye, 2000.
  3. Datta and Chatterji, Introduction to Indian Philosophy, Calcatta, 1980.
  4. Mahadevan and Saroja, Contemporary Indian Philosophy, 1981, Bangalore.
  5. Sarma, C.D., A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy, 1970, New Delhi.
  6. Dasgupta, Surendranath, A History of Indian Philosophy (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1973).
  7. Hiriyanna, M., Outlines of Indian Philosophy (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1994).