Indian Philosophy III (MT21)

Location: Faculty of Philosophy, Radcliffe Humanities
Speaker: Dr Jessica Frazier
Date: October 25, 2021
Time: 2.00-3.00

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. 

  1. Identity, Causation and Change: Vedānta, Sāṃkhya and Vaiśeṣika
  2. Consciousness, Idealism, and Personhood: Advaita, Kashmir Śaivas and Sāṃkhya 
  3. Ontology and Metaphysical Foundations: Vedāntic Philosophies 
  4. Ethics and Aesthetics: Dharma and Rasa-Theory