Philosophy in India has a rich and diverse journey stretching back to the very beginnings of civilization in this part of the world. This workshop aims to provide the participants with an advanced introduction to Indian philosophy: its most salient features and theories. It will not adopt the usual ‘six-systems’/’school’ approach to Indian philosophy. Instead, it will take up a thematic or conceptual treatment of Indian philosophy. The former method not only gives a limited understanding of Indian philosophy but also fails to highlight the dynamic nature of India’s intellectual environment, one in which various traditions grew together through arguments and counter-arguments. Thus, it will cover the broad areas of philosophy like Metaphysics, Epistemology and Philosophy of Language, and see how Indian thinkers have contributed to these areas.
In this workshop, the participants will be exposed to the major concepts and theories based on Indian philosophical systems to bring out the holistic view of the Atma and its relation to the Universe.
Workshop Commences: 8 March 2021
Mode: Online; blended (asynchronous and synchronous)