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Philosophy 2017

  • Total no of tests =10
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  • Syllabus will include revision methodology so that previous tests can also be revised time to time. This methodology helps candidates in having broader view of the subject, rather than giving every test with in the boundaries of sectional tests.
  • 2 full length tests each of paper 1 and paper 2 will be taken on the lines of the actual examination.
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SCHEDULE, CONTENT & REFERENCE

TEST No.Topics covered
Test 1
  • Schools of Buddhism: Pratītyasamutpāda; Ksanikavada, Nairātmyavāda
  • Jainism: Theory of Reality; Saptabhaňginaya; Bondage and Liberation.
  • Sāmkhya: Prakrti; Purusa; Causation; Liberation
  • Cārvāka: Theory of Knowledge; Rejection of Transcendent Entities.
Test 2
  • Yoga: Citta; Cittavrtti; Klesas; Samadhi; Kaivalya.
  • Nyāya- Vaiśesika: Theory of Categories; Theory of Appearance; Theory of Pramāna; Self, Liberation; God; Proofs for the Existence of God; Theory of Causation; Atomistic Theory of Creation.
  • Mimāmsā: Theory of Knowledge
  • Schools of Vedānta: Brahman; Īśvara; Ātman; Jiva; Jagat; Māyā; Avidyā; Adhyāsa; Moksa; Aprthaksiddhi; Pancavidhabheda
  • Aurobindo: Evolution, Involution; Integral Yoga.
Test 3
  • Rationalism (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz): Cartesian Method and Certain Knowledge; Substance; God; Mind-Body Dualism; Determinism and Freedom. Empiricism (Locke, Berkeley, Hume): Theory of Knowledge; Substance and Qualities; Self and God; Scepticism.
  • Kant: Possibility of Synthetic a priori Judgments; Space and Time; Categories; Ideas of Reason; Antinomies; Critique of Proofs for the Existence of God
  • Hegel: Dialectical Method; Absolute Idealism
  • Plato and Aristotle: Ideas; Substance; Form and Matter; Causation; Actuality and Potentiality.
Test 4
  • Logical Positivism: Verification Theory of Meaning; Rejection of Metaphysics; Linguistic Theory of Necessary Propositions.
  • Moore, Russell and Early Wittgenstein: Defence of Commonsense; Refutation of Idealism; Logical Atomism; Logical Constructions; Incomplete Symbols; Picture Theory of Meaning; Saying and Showing.
  • Later Wittgenstein: Meaning and Use; Language-games; Critique of Private Language.
  • Phenomenology (Husserl): Method; Theory of Essences; Avoidance of Psychologism.
  • Existentialism (Kierkegaard, Sartre, Heidegger): Existence and Essence; Choice, Responsibility and Authentic Existence; Being-in-the –world and Temporality.
  • Quine and Strawson: Critique of Empiricism; Theory of Basic Particulars and Persons.
Test 5
  • Notions of God: Attributes; Relation to Man and the World. (Indian and Western).
  • Problem of Evil.
  • Proofs for the Existence of God and their Critique (Indian and Western).
  • Reason, Revelation and Faith.
  • Religious Experience: Nature and Object (Indian and Western).
  • Soul: Immortality; Rebirth and Liberation.
  • Religion without God.
  • Religion and Morality.
  • Religious Pluralism and the Problem of Absolute Truth.
  • Nature of Religious Language: Analogical and Symbolic; Cognitivist and Non- cognitive
Test 6
  • Social & Political Ideals: Equality, Justice, Liberty.
  • Sovereignty: Austin, Bodin, Laski, Kautilya.
  • Individual and State: Rights; Duties and Accountability
  • Forms of Government: Monarchy; Theocracy and Democracy.
  • Political Ideologies: Anarchism; Marxism and Socialism
  • Humanism; Secularism; Multiculturalism.
  • Crime and Punishment: Corruption, Mass Violence, Genocide, Capital Punishment.
  • Development and Social Progress.
  • Gender Discrimination: Female Foeticide, Land and Property Rights; Empowerment.
  • Caste Discrimination: Gandhi and Ambedkar
Test 7 Complete syllabus of Philosophy Paper I ( Full Length Test )
Test 8 Complete Syllabus of Philosophy Paper II ( Full Length Test )
Test 9 Complete syllabus of Philosophy Paper I ( Full Length Test )
Test 10 Complete Syllabus of Philosophy Paper II ( Full Length Test )