Indian Philosophy (PHIL*3910) | College of Arts

Indian Philosophy (PHIL*3910)

Term: Fall 2016


A survey of Indian philosophy centered on a detailed examination in class of four Upanishads (Isha, Katha, Mandukya, and Chandogya), the Bhagavad Gita, and Buddhism (the Dhammapada, Nagarjuna’s Mula-madhyamika-karika, and Vasubandu’s Trimshika).

Course requirements:

a) either two 1250 word essays (25% each) or one 2500 word essay (50%) on works not covered in class, and b) a final exam on the class readings (50%).

Required Texts:
Radhakrishnan and Moore, Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy (Princeton; ISBN 0-691-01958-4). Download from


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