Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Philosophy (Minor)

Philosophy is an activity; a pursuit or a striving for knowledge. Knowledge could be of one’s surroundings (Natural Philosophy), about ourselves (Philosophy of Mind), about our political systems (Political Philosophy), about our ways of reasoning (Logic), about the way we ought to act (Ethics). Although one of the oldest disciplines, philosophy never ages as a result of being unrestrictive and self-reflectiive. As long as there are thinking individuals, there will be Philosophy.

As part of our Philosophical quest we’ll ask questions from across the Philosophical spectrum, listen to what great thinkers have had to say about these issues and will offerour own ideas, insights, thoughts and arguments. Our philosophical explorations will expose us to various ways of thinking about the world, knowledge, science, religion, art and life itself. 

Philosophy is offered as both, a major and a minor at SSLA. For it to actually run as either a major or a minor for a particular batch, at least eight students from that batch need to opt for it at the time of choosing their major and minor at the end of their second semester.

Course Code Semester Course Title Cont. Assess  Final Eval Credits Marks
  SEM III (Course 1) Foundations of Western Philosophy 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  SEM IV (Course 2) Foundations of Indian Philosophy 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  SEM V (Course 3) Modern Western philosophy 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  SEM VI (Course 4) Modern Indian Thinkers 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  SEM VII (Course 5) Logic, Reasoning & Methodology 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  SEM VIII (Course 6) Philosophy of Science 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
 

SEM IX

(Course 7)

Advanced Ethical Theory

80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
 

SEM IX

(Course 8)

Analytic Philosophy 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
 

SEM X 

(Course 9)

Phenomenology & Existentialism 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
 

SEM X

(Course 10)

Pragmatism 80 / 60 20 / 40 4 100
  (Course 11) Schools of Contemporary Philosophy        
      800 / 600 200 / 400 40 1000