Philosophy | Philosophies of India
P328 | 3243 | Larson


Philosophy in India asks a variety of critical questions and provides answers that are
interestingly different from European philosophizing:

What is mind?
What is consciousness?
What is the relation between mind and body?
What is truly real and how can one know what is truly real?
Is the notion of "rebirth" a plausible idea?
What role does meditation play in doing philosophy?

The course will provide analysis and discussion of the major traditions in Indian
philosophy (Hindi, Buddhist and Jain), and the manner in which various traditions
interact and argue with one another about these basic questions.

Course requirements include two mid-term quizzes, a ten-page critical essay and a take-
home final examination.  Class meets with Religious Studies R368 and R546.