Indian Philosophy

IIT Madras Course , Prof. Satya Sundar Sethy

Lecture 1: Introduction to Indian Philosophy

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Indian Philosophy by Dr. Satya Sundar Sethy, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. For more details on NPTEL visit http://nptel.iitm.ac.in

Course Description :

Introduction to Indian Philosophy:Brief Discussion on Veda and Upanishads - Origin of Indian Philosophy;Charvaka Philosophy:Epistemology - Metaphysics;Samkhya Philosophy:Metaphysics - Theory of Causation - Prakṛti - Purusa - Evolution - Epistemology - Bondage and Liberation;Yoga Philosophy:Organization of the Yoga-Sutras - Psychology of Yoga - Stages of Citta - Forms of Citta - Modifications of Citta - Kinds of Klesas - The Eight-Fold Yoga - God and Liberation;Nyaya Philosophy:Epistemology - Perception (Pratyaksa) - Inference (Anumāna) - Comparison (Upamāna) - Testimony (Sabda) - Theory of Causation (Asatkāryavāda) - Self and Liberation - The Concept of God;Mimansa Philosophy:Epistemology - Validity of Knowledge - Sources of Valid Knowledge (Pramāna) - Perception - Inference - Comparison - Verbal Testimony - Postulation (Arthapati) - Non-Apprehension (Anupalabdhi) - Theories of Error (Khyativāda) - Akhyativāda - Anirvacaniya Khytivāda - Viparita-khyativāda - Metaphysics - Theory of Causation - Nature of Self - God and Liberation;Vaisesika Philosophy:Metaphysics and the Categories - Substance (Dravya) - Quality (Guṇa) - Action (Karma) - Generality (Sāmānya) - Particularity (Vaiśeṣa) - Inherence (Samavāya) - Non-existence (Abhāva) - Epistemology - The Concept of God - Bondage and Liberation;Buddhist Philosophy:Epistemology - Dependent Origination - Four Noble Truths - Eight Fold Paths - Ethics - Karma and Rebirth - Liberation;Jaina Philosophy:Syādavāda - Anekāntavāda - Ethics - Karma and Liberation

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