Rajasthan Board Philosophy Syllabus for Class 12


Rajasthan Board Syllabus for Class 12 Philosophy

A. INDIAN PHILOSOPHY

 

1. Nature and Schools of Indian Philosophy :

 

Some basic issues : Rta, Karma, Four Purusarthas : Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksa

 

2. Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita:

 

Karma Yoga (Anasakta Karma), Svadharama, Lokasamgraha

 

3. Buddhism, Jainism

 

Four noble truths and eight-fold path; Theory of dependent origination. Anekantavada

and syadvada.

 

4. Nyaya - Vaisesika and Samkhya – Yoga

 

Nyaya theory of Pramanas, Vaisesika Theory of Padarthas , Samkhya Theory of Three

Gunas, Yoga- The Eight-fold Practice

 

5. Advaita Vedanta

 

The nature of Atman, Brahman and the world.

 

B. WESTERN PHILOSOPHY

 

6. Knowledge and truth

 

Rationalism, Empiricism and Kant’s Critical Philosophy

 

7. The Causal Principle

 

Nature of Cause : Aristotle’s theory of four-fold causation cause-effect relationship:

entailment, regularity and succession. Theories of causation

 

8. Nature of Reality

 

Proofs for the existence of God:-Ontological, Teleological and Cosmological arguments.

 

9. Realism and Idealism

Mind-Body Problem

 

C. Applied Philosophy

 

10. Environmental Ethics and Professional Ethics

 

Study of Physical, Mental and Spiritual Environments, Medical and Business Ethics.

Philosophy of Education

 

Suggested References:

 

1. John Patrick Introduction to Philosophy

2. John Hospers Introduction to Philosophical Analysis

3. D.M. Datta and S.C. Chatterjee Introduction to Indian Philosophy

4. M. Hiriyanna Essentials of Indian Philosophy

5. A.C. Ewing Fundamental Questions of Philosophy

6. H. Titus Living issues in Philosophy

7. C.D. Sharma A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy

8. William Lillie An Introduction to Ethics

9. S.R. Bhatta and Anu Mehrotra : Buddhists Epistemology

10. S.R. Bhatt Knowledge, Values and Education, Gyana

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