The philosophy program at MCPH provides a grounding in philosophical concepts under the ambit of a variety of courses in which we teach the key concepts of both Western and non-Western philosophy, in particular from Indian traditions of thought. The aim is not only to encourage students to question their taken-for-granted assumptions by employing the tools of philosophical analysis, but also to lay a strong foundation for further research and study in philosophy and related fields The courses include topics in the philosophy of mind and the senses, the metaphysics of the self, philosophy of science, philosophy of body and health, aesthetics, philosophy of language, ethics, environmental humanities, feminism and the philosophy of the social. Our teaching includes both synoptic overviews of thinking on particular concepts in philosophy as well as close readings of primary philosophical texts. The classes are always interactive. Students produce well-researched term papers in which they defend, critique, and/or develop philosophical claims in conversation with the literature available on the topic.
Not all these Courses will be offered to every batch, and topics taught each semester depend on the discretion of the Instructors and other academic factors.
Year I Courses
Semester 1 (any two of four courses)
Semester 2 (any two of five courses)
Year II Courses
Semester 3 (any three of seven courses)
Semester 4 (two of any six courses)
Courses taught in the past: