(Syllabus) Mains Examination - Syllabus (Philosophy)

Mains Examination Syllabus  - Philosophy



(a)Nature and Scope of Logic.

(b)Relation of logic to psychology rhetoric, mathematics and Grammar.

(c)Traditional and modern classification of proposition.

(d)Immediate inference.

(e)Analysis, figure and mood of syllogism.

(f)Different forms of mixed syllogism.

(g)Analysis of implication.

(h)Mill’s View.

(i)Nature and importance of analogy.

(j)Principles of uniformity of nature and causation.

(k)Mills’s inductive methods.

(l)Utility of studying logic.

(m)Logical form - formal and material truch.

(n)Laws of thought.


(a)Definition, Nature, Scope and utility of psychology.

(b)Experimental and introspective methods of psychology.

(c)Structure and function of nervous system and endochrine glands.

(d)Nature atributes and types of sensation. The Weber-Fechner Law.

(e)Nature and Factor of perception.

(f)Imagination and imageless thinking.

(g)Factors and conditions of memory.

(h)Causes of forgetting.

(i)Freudian theory of dreaming.

(j)Nature and grounds of belief.

(k)Emotion, mood, sentiment and feeling.

(l)Nature, conditions and span of attention.

(m)Motive and instinct.

(n)Intelligence and intelligence quotient.

(o)Theories of learning.

(p)Nature of personality. Methods of describing personality.


Group A : General Philosophy (Western and Indian) :

(a)Definition and scope of philosophy.

(b)Empiricism, rationalism, crit icism and intutionism.

(c)Theories of truch.

(d)Different forms of realism and idealism.

(e)Substance, space, time and causation.

(f)Theories of evolution.


(h)Proofs of the existence of God.

(i)Logical positivism and existentialism

(j)Purusha, prakriti and causation.

Group B : Ethics and Social Philosophy :

(a)Moral philosophy - its nature and relations to Psychology, politics and metaphysics.

(b)Distinction between moral and non-moral actions and object of moral judgement.

(c)Theories of moral standard-rigourism and hedonism.

(d)Determinism and free will.


(f)Nature and Scope of Social Philosophy.

(g)Man as a social animal.

(h)Relation between individual and society.

(i)Role of family and religion as social institutions.

(j)Caste system and vernasramadharma.

(k)National integration and Sarvodaya.

(l)Theories of punishment.

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