Introduction to Indian Philosophy

Course Description

Indian Philosophy (Sanskrit: Bhārtiya Darshan) deals with various philosophical thoughts of many several traditions those originated in the Indian subcontinent, including Hindu philosophy, Buddhist philosophy, and Jain philosophy. The common themes of all these philosophies are unity and diversity (advaita and dvaita) in their understanding, interpretation of the existence of reality, and explanation of the attainment of liberation (moksha).

They had been formulated mostly from 1,500 BC to a few centuries A.D. with critical investigations and creative ways of philosophically interpreting socio-political-economic issues of existential importance. Thus, thinkers of any tradition strongly viewed that philosophy as a study of practical necessity needs to be cultivated in order to understand 'how life can best be led?'

The Indian philosophical systems are classified into two groups on the basis of the acceptance of Vedas; Orthodox and Heterodox System. The orthodox systems are: Vaisheshika, Nyāya, Sāmkhya, Yoga, Purva-Mimānsā, and Uttar-Mimānsā (Vedānta). All these systems encapsulate in three pairs, namely Nyāya-Vaisheshika, Yoga-Sāmkhya, Mimānsā-Vedānta. In each of these pairs, the first system is concerned with the practice and the second one is elucidated its theoretical bases. However, all these systems are discussed with a critical approach to their theories in this course. In addition to these, Chārvaka School, Jainism and Buddhism systems are analyzed as part of the heterodox system. Over and above, an introductory note to Indian Philosophy is placed at the beginning of the course.

Introduction to Indian Philosophy
The Mimamsa philosophy will be one of the many schools of thought introduced in this course on Indian philosophy. In this picture, Shankaracharya debates with Mandana Mishra, a leading exponent of. Mimamsa philosophy.
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Video Lectures & Study Materials

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# Lecture Play Lecture
1 Introduction to Indian Philosophy (47:29) Play Video
2 A Brief Discussion on the Vedas & the Upanishads (50:10) Play Video
3 Carvaka Philosophy - I (50:27) Play Video
4 Carvaka Philosophy - II (46:32) Play Video
5 The Samkhya Philosophy - I (49:00) Play Video
6 The Samkhya Philosophy - II (50:58) Play Video
7 The Samkhya Philosophy - III (49:51) Play Video
8 The Samkhya Philosophy - IV (47:18) Play Video
9 The Samkhya Philosophy - V (44:47) Play Video
10 The Samkhya Philosophy - VI (51:38) Play Video
11 The Yoga Philosophy - I (54:02) Play Video
12 The Yoga Philosophy - II (54:07) Play Video
13 The Yoga Philosophy - III (53:40) Play Video
14 The Yoga Philosophy - IV (50:26) Play Video
15 The Nyaya Philosophy - I (48:54) Play Video
16 The Nyaya Philosophy - II (51:24) Play Video
17 The Nyaya Philosophy - III (49:31) Play Video
18 The Nyaya Philosophy - IV (48:57) Play Video
19 The Nyaya Philosophy - V (53:29) Play Video
20 The Nyaya Philosophy - VI (47:56) Play Video
21 The Nyaya Philosophy - VII (46:31) Play Video
22 The Nyaya Philosophy - VIII (49:41) Play Video
23 The Nyaya Philosophy - IX (50:58) Play Video
24 The Philosophy of Buddha - I (48:25) Play Video
25 The Philosophy of Buddha - II (49:05) Play Video
26 The Philosophy of Buddha - III (49:15) Play Video
27 The Philosophy of Buddha - IV (48:44) Play Video
28 The Philosophy of Buddha - V (49:25) Play Video
29 The Jaina Philosophy - I (51:04) Play Video
30 The Jaina Philosophy - II (49:30) Play Video
31 The Jaina Philosophy - III (50:30) Play Video
32 The Vaisesika Philosophy - I (49:42) Play Video
33 The Vaisesika Philosophy - II (48:37) Play Video
34 The Vaisesika Philosophy - III (49:24) Play Video
35 The Vaisesika Philosophy - IV (49:42) Play Video
36 The Vaisesika Philosophy - V (49:34) Play Video
37 The Vaisesika Philosophy - VI (49:51) Play Video
38 The Mimamsa Philosophy - I (49:19) Play Video
39 The Mimamsa Philosophy - II (49:35) Play Video
40 The Mimamsa Philosophy - III (49:03) Play Video
41 The Mimamsa Philosophy - IV (50:27) Play Video
42 The Mimamsa Philosophy - V (48:48) Play Video


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