The Department of Philosophy was established in the college during the academic session 1969-70.
In absence of any permanent faculty, guest faculty was arranged from a neighboring college.
The name of Professor was Syed Assadullah Shah who was the then HOD, Philosophy, S.P. College, Srinagar.
In 1972 Prof. Syed Assadullah Shah was shifted from S.P. College and posted in this college as the teacher of Philosophy.
In 1980 on the superannuation of Prof. Assadullah Shah, Mr. G.M. Khaja joined the college as the teacher of Philosophy.
( who is presently Director of Institute of Kashmir studies at university of Kashmir).
Miss Tabusum lone joined this college as faculty in year-------till 01-03-2012.
The present incumbent Dr Jaleel Ahsan joined the department on 01-03-2012.
From this year (2012) onwards the Dept. is offering a courses for B A (Hons) VIZ Ethics in Public Domain
To inculcate a taste for critical thinking in the
To develop an attitude, wherein the opposing views, and
arguments are given equal consideration and intellectual disputes are decided
on their merit.
To acquaint the students with the history of thought, in
the west as well as in the east.
One of the deep impulses of the human mind is the craving to know.
Curiosity is a characteristic instinctive reaction on the part of a human being.
We wish to understand the world around us, its source, its meaning and its value.
This instinctive curiosity of man has given birth to all the enterprises of knowledge;
philosophy being one of the oldest, the etymological meaning of the word. Philosophy is love of wisdom.
It signifies a natural urge in human beings to know themselves and the world in which they live.
It is almost impossible for man to live without a philosophy.
In the western tradition philosophy has been an intellectual quest for truth.
But in India it has been intensely spiritual and has emphasized the need of practical realization of the truth.
In India tradition Philosophy is called “darshan”, which mean vision.
It stands for the direct, immediate and intuitive vision of reality.
“Know the self is the keynote of all schools of Indian Philosophy.
Whether western or eastern; philosophy addresses itself to some of the most fundamental and perennial questions of human existence.
Since there is an intricate relation between thought and language, philosophy has to take care of the language, in which it is articulated.
It has also to define and delimit the boundaries of the concepts it works with.
So philosophy in addition to being concerned with the fundamental and most general questions that a man confronts, is also concerned with the linguistics and conceptual analysis, so that its conclusion and inferences are free from vagueness and conceptual confusions.
ENROLLMENT YEAR–WISE FOR LAST FIVE YEARS:
RESULT CLASS-WISE FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS
NO OF TEACHERS (PERMANENT/CONTRACTUAL):
One Permanent and One Contractual
Teaching Philosophy, using Dialogue, discussion and pedagogical methods.
- Inviting guest faculty for extension lectures ,giving remedial classes, monthly tests and tutorials.
Books and Journals:
590 books available in college library on varied topics of Western Philosophy, Muslim Philosophy and Indian Philosophy.
Dr Jaleel Ahsan
Message of the HOD
Philosophical theories have strongly influenced patterns as thought, ethical views and religious ,social and political attitudes in the youth and allowed them to emerge as better persons.
It helps educated youth to broaden their intellectual horizon and sense of moral and religious thought.
Philosophy develops the man’s ability to reason clearly and to use intelligence and logic in situation ruled all too often by emotions.
Recent studies have shown that students who have strong background in philosophy do much better than one might expect In job market.
FACULTY PROFILE: -
Name : Dr Jaleel Ahsan
Qualification : M A (Gold Medalist) NET/JRF,
Ph D , (Aligarh Muslim University ) Pdf I C P R, New Dehli (On-going)
Designation : Assistant
Date of Appointment : 25-11-2009
Contact No. : 9596396970
E-mail : email@example.com
FACULTY PROFILE: -
Name : Mr Nazir Ahmad Sheikh
Qualification : M A (Philosophy) AMU Aligarh
AREAS TO BE COVERED: -
1. B. A Part 1 a.
2. B. A Part II a.
3. B.A. Part III a.
Contemporary Western Philosophy
was revised in 2009. The areas to be covered ;
- B. A. Part I : a.
History of Western Philosophy
- B. A. Part II : a.
- B. A. Part III : a.
Contemporary Western Philosophy
and Definition of Philosophy: Relation of Philosophy to Science and Religion
Branches of Philosophy
of western philosophy: Milesian Philosophers,
Philosophical Method, Theory of Concept
Theory of Ideas, Theory of Knowledge
Causality: Form and Matter
Method of doubt, Body Mind Problem
Substance, Attributes and Modes
Simple and complex Ideas, Primary and Secondary Qualities
Causality, Impression and Ideas
: Theory of Knowledge, Forms of Sensibility, Categories of understanding
Dialectical Method, Idealism
J. N. Sinha : Introduction to Philosophy
W. T. Stace : A critical History of Greek
Bakewel : Source Book of Greek Philosophy.
Weber : History of
Bertrand Russell : A History of Western Philosophy
A. K. Ragers : A Students History of
Ownes J. : A History of Ancient Western
Patric G.E.h : Introduction to
Falekenberg : History of Modern
Bahm A. J : Philosophy: An Introduction
Frank Thinly : A History of Philosophy
Rajendra Prasad : Darshan Shastra ki Roop Rekha (Hindi)
B.A. 1st year
and Nature of Ethics, Theories of Ethics (Deontological and Teleological)
of Ethics to Religion and Politics
Notion of Good, Right, Duty/ Obligation
of Moral Judgment, Subject of Moral Judgment, Object of Moral Judgment
and Non-Moral Values
Relativism, Subjectivism and Objectivism
(a) Bentham :
Utilitarianism, Hedonistic Calculus
(b) Mill :
of Punishment : Retributive, Deterent, Reformative
Notion of Good Will
Categorical Imperative, Postulates of Morality
of Human Rights, Justice with Special reference to John Rawls ideas
W : Ethics, Prentice Hall of India New Delhi,
Caramsn and pappas : Philosophical problems
and Arguments; An Introduction.
Sinha : A Manual of Ethics
N. Sharma : Outline of Ethics
- Makenzi :
A Manual Of Ethics
Frankena : Ethics
Lillie : An Introduction of Ethics
Rawls : Theory of Justice
B.A. 2nd year
Fundamental Articles of Faith in Islam
of reason in Qur’an and Hadith
and Development of Kalam.
Sufism, Its historical Development.
Stages for attaining Spiritual Perfection in Sufi Tradition
Arabi : Wahdat-al-Wujud
Ahmad Sirhindi : Wahdat-al-Shahud
(a) Farabi :
Logic and Metaphysics
Sina : Theory of Knowledge, Theory of Being.
: Philosophical Method, Refutation
Waliullah : Emphasis on Ijtihad
Syed Ahamd Khan : Reason and Revelation.
Afghani : Philosophy and Science.
(d) Iqbal :
Intellect and Intuition, Ideal man
Shareef (ed) : History of Muslim Philosophy
Nadvi : Muslim Thought and its Origin
Debocr; : History of Philosophy in Islam
Mehdi : Elements of Islamic Philosophy
Ahmad Farurqui : Mujadid’s Conception of Tawhid
Amir Ali : The Spirit of Islam
Fakhry : The History of Islamic Philosophy
Hosein Nasr : A History of Islamic Philosophy
Dr. Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi : Muslim Philosophy
on Science, An Introduction
Dr. Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi : Muslim Philosophy,
Science and Mystecism
Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi : Ghazzali on Western Thought
Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi : Saints and Saviours of Islam
B.A. 2nd year
and Characteristics of Indian Philosophy
(b) Charvaka :
: Four Noble Truth, Pratyatasamudpada (Theory of Causation),
Conception of Nirvana
(a) Nyaya :
Theory of Pramanas, Individual self and its Liberation
(b) Sankhya :
Prakriti and Purusha, Theory of Causation
(c) Yoga :
Citta and Vrtti, Eight Fold Path.
Shivism : Basic Concepts, Historical Background of Kashmir Shivism,
Special Features of Kashmir Shivism,
Gupt : His Contribution to Kashmir Shivism
: Concept of Self and Liberation
Introduction to the
Philosophical View of
: Non-Violence and Truth
(b) Vivekananda :
Aurobindo : Theory of Evolution
(d) Tagore :
Religion of Man
Hiriyana : Outlines of Indian Philosophy
D. Sharma : A Critical Survey of Indian
Dasgupta : A History of Indian Philosophy Vols I to V
Radhakrishnan : Indian Philosophy, Vols, I & II
R. V. Murti : Central Philosophy of Buddhism
N. Mohanty : Reason and Tradition of Indian Thought
D. Ranade : A Constructive Survey of Upanisadic
T. Raju : Structural Depths of Indian Thought
C. Bhattacharyya : Studies in Philosophy
& Chatterjee : Introduction to Indian Philosophy
K. Warder : Indian Buddhism
Pulligandla : Fundementals of Indian Philosophy
M. P. Mahadevan : An Outline of Hinduism
Hiriyana : Essentials of Indian Philosophy
K. Koul : Lalded
N. Pandita : Aspects of Kashmir Shivism
D. R. Bali : Modern Indian Thought (Sterline)
B.A. 3rd year
Revolt against Rationalism, Reaction against Idealism
Positivism : The Verification Theory of Meaning, Elimination of
Philosophy : Wittgenstein Picture Theory, Language game
: Main Features
(b) Kierkegaard :
Truth as Subjectivity, Three stages of Existence.
(c) Husserl :
(d) Jaspers :
Notion of Existence
(a) Marcel :
Problem and Mystery
(b) Heidegger :
The problem of Being
: Being and Nothingness, Freedom and Moral Responsibility
Marx : Historical Materialism
(a) Russel :
Theory of Descriptions
(b) Moore :
The Defence of Common Sense
(c) Austen :
Speech Act Theory
- Ammermen :
Classics of Analytical Philosophy.
Solomam : From Rationalism to Existentialism
Grene : Introduction to Existentialism
Bhadra : A Critical survey of Phemonology and
passmore : Hundred years of Philosophy
Dutta : Chief Currents of Contemporary Philosophy.
H.J : Six Existentialist Thinkers
Mary : Existentialism
Russell : History of Western Philosophy
Luntley : Contemporary philosophy of Thought
- Urmson :
.G : Philosophy of Wittgenstein
B. A. 3rd Year
and Definition of Logic
of Thought (i)Priciple of Identity (ii) Principle of Contradiction (iii)
Principle of Excluded Middle
Distribution and Classification of Terms
Classification of Proposition,
of Opposition (i) Contradictories (ii) Contraries (iii) Sub Contraries (iv)
Inference (i) Conversion (ii) Obversion (iii) Contraposition
Syllogism, Figures and moodes of Syllogism
Types of Fallacies
Logic : The Symbols for Negation, Conjunction, disjunction, Implication and
and Argument forms, Valid and Invalid Argument, Truth Tables of Disjunctive
Syllogism and Hypothetical Syllogism
Forms and Statement, Tautologous, Contradictory, Contingent and Equivalent Statement
- B. N. Roy :
A textbook of Deductive Logic
- I.M. Gopi :
Introduction to Logic
- T. T. Jahagirdhar and S.C. Jugal :
Elementary Modern Logic
- K.M. Sharma :
- B. S. Sany :
Introduction to Logic
- Irving M. Copi and Carl Cohen :
Introduction to Logic
- Irving M. Copi :
- B. N. Ghosh and Roma Ghosh : A Textbook
of Deductive Logic
- Basson and Occonor :
Introduction to Symbolic Logic