Indian Philosophy (PHIL*3910) | College of Arts

Indian Philosophy (PHIL*3910)

Code and section: PHIL*3910*01

Term: Fall 2018

Instructor: Ken Dorter


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 Courselink: Five Upanishads and Nagarjuna’s Mula-madhyamika-karika.

Course Outline