Philosophy is an exciting and challenging discipline because it focuses on some of the deepest and most intractable questions humans face: Is there any objective standard of moral rightness? Does God exist? Do humans have free will? The methods philosophers use to tackle these questions – imaginative “thought experiments” and rigorous analyses of arguments – help students to build skills that are essential to a liberal arts education. The department has an accomplished faculty that is dedicated to undergraduate teaching. We encourages the study of Indian, Western and Cross-cultural philosophy. Our courses emphasize critical analysis rather than rote learning and memorization.
At the moment, the philosophy unit is small and has particular strengths in Cross-cultural philosophy of religion, Indian philosophy, ancient Indian philosophy, the philosophical ideas of Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo, Continental philosophy, Western Philosophy (Locke, Hume, Barkley,Descart, Spinoza, Liebnitz and Kant).
Why Study Philosophy? Philosophy is learned through questioning, speculation, and rational argumentationwhich helps the students to become an active seeker of understanding and not a passive recipient of information. As it involves the critical analysis of such a broad range of issues, including the conceptual starting points of other disciplines, philosophy has a special role to play in the liberal arts curriculum. The study of philosophy will strengthen students’ ability to write clearly and persuasively, make them creative in problem solving and critically analyse arguments – the skills that will benefit them in life and in a wide variety of career paths.
|Dr. Md Selim Reza
|Assistant Professor, Head