Courses & Units

Indian Philosophy HPA339

Hobart, Launceston

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Introduction

This unit is intended as an introduction into a select group of central topics in Indian philosophy. Questions of a very general kind, such as: What is reality? How do we know what we know? Can we trust our judgement of reality? How should we behave in private versus public realms? will allow us to engage with the specific way these questions have been addressed in Indian philosophy. It will also enhance students'ability to draw interesting comparisons with approaches from other traditions. The lectures will engage critically with the philosophical material from two traditions within Indian Philosophy itself, namely the orthodox school (Nyaya-Vaisesika, Samkhya-Yoga, Mimamsaka and Vedanta) and heterodox school (Jainism, Carvaka).

Summary

Unit name Indian Philosophy
Unit code HPA339
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Coordinator

Dr Sonam Thakchoe

Teaching staff

Dr Sonam Thakchoe

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,561.00 091701

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

Assessment

On campus:

Tutorial participation (15%); weekly MyLO quizzes (15%); 2000-word essay (35%), 2000-word take-home exam (35%)

Off campus:

MyLO discussion participation (15%); weekly MyLO quizzes (15%); 2000-word essay (35%), 2000-word take-home exam (35%)

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