Courses

Discipline wise list of courses offered

Philosophy

Course Number: HUL 251
Credit: 4.0
Course Objective:

In this course, students are introduced to fundamentals of informal logic and verbal analysis, material and formal fallacies of reasoning often found ordinary discourse, deductive and Inductive reasoning, validity and soundness, formal rules and principles of the deductive system of Aristotelian... Read more

Course Number: HUL 359
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

The course is a critical study of the problem of the self taken to be a substance by some and denied to have any substantial reality by others. Focus will be given on examining the worldview from which stems the idea of a continuing self, as a subject of consciousness and agent of action.... Read more

Course Number: HUL 253
Credit: 4.0
Course Objective:

This is primarily a course in applied ethics. It will focus primarily on questions like: What is the meaning of right action? Can ethical assertions be true or false? Is morality relative to society? Or can we say that acts have universal moral content? The course discussions will help to... Read more

Course Number: HUL 353
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

This course addresses various philosophical questions that arise from the recent developments in evolutionary biology, genetics, immunology, sociobiology, molecular biology and synthetic biology. How do these developments affect our ideas about life, evolution and the place of man in relation... Read more

Course Number: HSL756
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

The objective of the course to respond to the cinematic image with the conceptual resources of philosophy. This is not a course in film appreciation. We shall learn to speak and write about what we see. We shall discuss some of the seminal philosophical works on Cinema.

Course Number: HUL 355
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

What defines the Indian tradition? Is there a singular Indian tradition or is there a plurality of Indian traditions in the public sphere today? How do these find representation in the modern and textual frameworks? Is modernity antithetical to tradition? The aim of this course is to take up... Read more

Course Number: HUL 351
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

What kind of understanding of the past does history provide? Is it speculative or analytical? What constitutes historical evidence and how does it confine historical understanding? Questions of objectivity are the central focus of this course: that of historians themselves— constructionist and... Read more

Course Number: HSL856
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

This course concentrates on philosophical attempts to understand the concepts of reference, meaning, truth, the nature and presuppositions of communicative exchange. These are intensely debated topics in contemporary philosophy of language and the course aims a critical study of some of the... Read more

Course Number: HSL851
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

To familiarize students with the precise problems posed by Literature to philosophy, and vice-versa. To study the philosophical nature of the grounding concepts of literature—such as textuality, narrativity, fictionality, and intransitivity. To grasp the singular demand placed by these concepts... Read more

Course Number: HUL 358
Credit: 3.0
Course Objective:

An appreciation of how the fundamental mental concepts are essentially amenable to philosophical sense over and above their usual psychological understanding and analysis. To explain why our mental conceptual scheme does not easily admit of their reduction to physical conceptual scheme. To... Read more

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