This course explores distinctive Indian theories of identity, mind, matter, causation, scepticism, idealism, aesthetics, and ethics. No prior knowledge is needed: students are introduced to the ideas and encouraged to analyse the arguments, weigh their success, pinpoint flaws, and develop new insights and potential contributions to existing philosophical approaches.
- Identity, Causation and Change: Vedānta, Sāṃkhya and Vaiśeṣika
- Consciousness, Idealism, and Personhood: Advaita, Kashmir Śaivas and Sāṃkhya
- Ontology and Metaphysical Foundations: Vedāntic Philosophies
- Ethics and Aesthetics: Dharma and Rasa-Theory