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Paper – I

Total Marks: 100

Western Philosophy

1. Introduction: Nature and Value of Philosophy

2. Greek Philosophers:
a) Plato: Metaphysics, Theory of Knowledge, Theory of State
b) Aristotle: Metaphysics, Theory of Knowledge and Logic

3. Modern Philosophers:
a) Descartes: Doubt as a key to certainty, Dualism
b) Spinoza: Doctorine of substance, Ethics
c) Locke: Representative Realism
d) Berkeley: Subjective Idealism
e) Hume: Skepticism
f) Kant: Transcendental Idealism
g) Hegel: Dialectical Method, Absolute Idealism
h) Nietzsche: Superman, Will to Power

4. Contemporary Philosophical Movements:
a) Existentialism: Jean Paul Sartre
b) Logical Positivism: Criterion of Verifiability, Refutation of Metaphysics
c) Neo-Pragmatism: Richard Rorty: Objectivity, Relativism and Truth

  1. Brooke Noel Moore & Kenneth Bruder [2002] Philosophy: The Power of Ideas, 5th Edition, McGraw Hill, London.
  2. Bertrand Russell [2003] History of Western Philosophy, Routledge, London & New York.
  3. Roger Scruton [2002] A Short History of Modern Philosophy, Routledge.
  4. Frederick Copleston [1993] History of Philosophy, Reprint edition, Image.
  5. Frank Thilly [1993] A History of Philosophy, Sabharwal Book Whole.
  6. Jean-Paul Sartre [1977] Existentialism & Humanism, M.S.G. House
  7. A.J. Ayer [1978] Logical Positivism, Greenwood Press

Paper – II

Total Marks: 100

Muslim Philosophy

1. Genesis and Development of Theological and Philosophical Thought in Islam

2. Muslim Theology
a) Mutazilites: Five Principles, Naturalistic Ethics
b) Asharites: Divine Attibutes, Createdness / Uncreatedness of the Quran, Human Freedom

3. Sufisim:
a) Origin of Sufisim and its Characteristics
b) Metaphysics: Wahdat al Wajud and Wahdat al Shuhud

4. Muslim Philosophers:
a) Ibn Sina: Concept of Being, Doctrine of Emanation, Psychology
b) Al Ghazali: Method, Refutation of Philosophers
c) Ibn Rushd: Reconciliation between Philosophy and Religion, Theory of Knowledge
d) Ibn Khaldun: Concept of History, Refutation of Metaphysics

5. Modern Reconstructionists of Islamic Thought:
a) Shah Waliullah: Metaphysics, Social Philosophy
b) Sir Syed Ahmed Khan: God, Man and Universe, Concept of Religion and Ethics
c) Allama Muhammad Iqbal: Epistemology, Doctrine of Ego, Concept of Ijtehad

6. Contemporary Debates:
a) Religious Modernism
b) Religious Fundamentalism
c) Islamization of Knowledge

  1. Seyyed Hossein Nasr & Oliver Leaman [1996] History of Islamic Philosophy, Vol. I & II, Routledge, London & New York.
  2. Majid Fakhari [2004] A History of Islamic Philosophy, 3rd Edition, Columbia University Press, New York.
  3. M. M. Sharif [1996] A History of Muslim Philosophy Vol. I & II, Royal Book Company, Karachi.
  4. Abdul Khaliq [2000] Problems of Muslim Theology, Victory Book Bank, Lahore.
  5. Abdul Khaliq [1966] Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan: On Nature, Man and God, Bazm-e-Iqbal, Lahore.
  6. J. M. S. Baldjon [1986] Religion and Thought of Shah Waliullah Dihlawi, Leidan: E.J. Brill.
  7. Mansoor Moaddel & Kamran Talattof [2002] Modernist and Fundamentalistd Debates in Islam, Palgrave Macmillan.
  8. Ismail Raji – al Faruqi [1988] Islamization of Knowledge: Problems, Principles and Prospective, International Institute of Islamic Thought, Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A.
  9. Mustansir Mir [2006] Iqbal, Iqbal Academy, Pakistan.
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