BA General

Introduction :

 

History of the department

The Department of philosophy of Dr. Meghnad Saha College started its journey in 2009 by introducing General course. Till now the Department has only one Teacher (West Bengal State Aided College Teacher).There is only General Course in the department . The Students who want to study philosophy in graduation can be admitted in the college and fulfill their thirst for knowledge . Most of the students come from rural area and our duty is to nurture the rural students and give them all the facilities and environment to grow their career .

Vision and Mission:

  • To impart Logical thinking to the students.
  • To provide quality education to the rural and economically weaker students .
  • Motivate the students towards Community service .
  • Build up social awareness and cultural attitude .
  • To encourage self evaluation , personality development and guide the student to strive towards perfection and competence .

Curriculum:

Objectives of General (Pass) Program :

  • To develop a positive attitude among the students towards the teaching profession
  • To aware the students about the current education system, structure and prospects in the modern days.
  • Students will be able to know about Religion, Society ,Culture and Logical view.
  • Develop of the ability to solve any problem.

Syllabus for the General (Pass) Program :

For, 1+1+1 System : Syllabus

For, CBCS System : Syllabus

 

Course Outcome for – I + I + I students

B.A Part – I GENERAL

PAPER – I

1. Introduction :

(i) Nature of lndian philosophy

(ii) Division of lndian philosophy

(iii) Carvaka. Bauddha, Jain, Nyaya Vaijesika SArikhya

2. The Carvaka System :

(i) Admission of four bhutas of consciousness, perception as only pramana

(ii) Moksa as Purusarthas; Rejection of Inference and Testimony as sources of knowledge

3. The Bauddha System:

(i) Nairatmavada

(ii) Ksanikavada

(iii) Four Nobel Truths

4. The Jaina System :

(i) Syadavada

(ii) Anekantavade

(iii) Jaina Categories  

PAPER – II

1. Rationalism- views of Descartes and Leibniz, concept Empiricism-views of Locke, Berkeley and Hume.

2. Theories of the origin of knowledge: Rationalism, Empiricism and Kan’s Critical theory.

3. Realism and Idealism as Theories of Reality:

(i) Realism: Naive Realism, Representative Realism.

(ii) Idealism: Subjective Idealism

4. Causality: Entailment theory; Regularity theory

5. Mind-body Problem: Interactionism, parallelism and the Identity theory.  

PAPER – III

1. Definition, nature and Scope of Psychology; Methods of Psychology-Introspection, Observation and Experimental .

2. Sensation and Perception: Definition, nature, classification and attributes of sensation; nature of perception and its relation with sensation ;Gestalt theory of perception ; illusion and hallucination.

3. Memory: Definition and factors of memory ,Forgetting and its causes; Laws of association.

4. Learning: Theories of Learning : Trial and error method; Gestalt or Insight theory of Learning ; Classical Conditioning theory; Operant conditioning theory.

5. Attention: Its nature and types : Conditions of attention .

6. Intelligence: Nature of intelligence; measurement of intelligence; Binet – Simon test of intelligence.

7. Consciousness: Conscious, Sub-conscious and Unconscious- Its evidence.

8. Dream: Freud’s theory of dreams.

9. Emotion: Nature of emotion; James Lange theory of emotion.  

B.A Part – II GENERAL

PAPER – IV

1. The Nyaya System :

(i) Perception : The nature of Perception : Ordinary perception; Determinate Perception.

(ii) Anumana : Sadhya, Paksa, Hetu, Vyapti, Vyaptigrah, Svarthanumiti and Pararthanumiti Pancavava Nyaya.

2. The Vaisesika System :

SevenCategories: Dravya, Guna, Karma, Samanya, Visesa Samavaya, and Abhava

3. The Samkhya System:

Causation : Purusa; Prakriti and its gunas; Evolution .

 

PAPER – V

1. Proposition, Categorical Propositions and Classes: Quality, Quantity and Distribution of Terms

2. Traditional Square of Opposition of Propositions.

3. Immediate Inference: Conversion, Obversion and Contraposition.

4. Existential Import of Propositions, Boolean Interpretation of Categorical Proposition, Translating Categorical Propositions into Standard form.

5. categorical syllogism: Figure, Mood. Rules of validity, Testing Syllogism for validity, Testing Arguments by Venn Diagram, Fallacies. Disjunctive and Hypothetical Syllogism, The Dilemma.

6. Symbolic Logic: The value of special symbols, Truth-functions: Conjunction, Negation, Disjunction, Implication, Equivalence, Tautology, contradiction and contingent statement Forms: Truth-Table Method for testing Validity of Arguments and Statement Forms.

7. Inductive Logic : Argument by Analogy, Criteria for Evaluating Analogical Arguments; Mill’s Methods of ExperimentaI Enquiry.

 

PAPER – VI

1. Nature and Scope of Social Philosophy and political philosophy.

2. Basic Concepts; Society, Community Association and Institution.

3. Social Group and its Different Forms.

4. Social Codes: Religious and Moral Codes, Custom and Law, Culture and Civilization.

5. Social Class and Caste, Principles and Attitudes of Class-Consciousness.

6. Ideas of Equality, Liberty and Justice.

7. Political Ideas: Sarvodaya; Democracy, Socialism and their Different Forms,

8. Concept of Human Right, Discrimination on the basis of sex, race, caste and religion  

B.A Part – III GENERAL

PAPER – VII

1. Nature and Scope of Ethics

2. Moral and non- moral actions.

3. Postulates of Morality.

4. Hedonism: Psychological Hedonism and Ethical Hedonism

5. Utilitarianism: J. Bentham and J. S. Mill.

6. Kant’s Conception of Good Will. Duty and Categorical Imperative.

7. Problem of freedom of will.

8. Theories of Punishment: Deterrent Theory, Preventive Theory and Reformative Theory.

9. Niskarmakarma of the Bhagavadgita.

10. M.K Gandhi’s conception of Ahimsa and Satyagraha

11. Nature and scope of Applied Ethics.

12. Value of life: Euthanasia and Suicide.

13. Environmental Ethics: The Environment and the Human Community, Reverence for Life, Deep Ecology.  

Course Outcome for – CBCS students

SEMESTER – I

PHIG-C-1

1. Introduction

(i) Nature of Indian Philosophy

(ii) Division of Indian Philosophy . Atika and Nastiika System

(iii) Nastika Systems : Carvaka , Buddha , Jaina

(iv) Astika Systems : Nyaya, Vaisesika, Samkhya, Yoga, Purva Mimamsa, Uttar Mimamsa or Vedanta

2. The Carvaka System:

(i) Positive teachings; Admission of four bhutas- Origin of consciousness.

(ii) Atma as embodied consciousness.(Caitanyavisista deha evatma) Admission pf artha and kama as Purusarthas, Perception as only praman Karya-Karana-vada

(iii) Non-Admission of vyoma (akasa)- Rejection of Dehatikrikta Atma ; Rejection of Dharma and Moksa as Purusarthas ; Rejectioin of Inference and Testimony as sources of knowledge ; Rejection of Vedaparamanya ; Rejection of Paraloka

3. The Bauddha System : (i)Nairatmavada (ii) Ksanikavada (iii) Four Nobel Truths

4. The jaina System : (i) Syadavada and its relation to Anekantavada (ii) Jaina categories

5. The Naya System : Perception

6. The Vaisesika System

7. The Samkhya System  

SEMESTER – II

PHIG-C-2

1. Proposition, categorical Propositions and classes

2. Traditional Square of Opposition of propositions

3. Immidiate Inference

4. Boolean Interpretation of categorical proposition

5. Categorical Syllogism: Figure, Mood, Rules of Validity

6. symbolic Logic: The value of Special Symbols, Truth-functions

7. Inductive Logic: Argument by Analogy, Mill’s Methods of Experimental Enquary.

 

SEMESTER – III

PHIG-C-3

1. Four Purusarthas – dharma, artha. karma and moksa and their interrelation. Karma (Sakama&Niskama), Carvaka Ethics

2. Buddhist Ethics: The Four Noble Truths and the Eight-Fold path.

3. Moral and Non-Moral Actions, Object of Moral Judgement .

4. Teleological Ethics: utilitarianism (Bentham and Mill), Deontological Ethics: Kant’s Moral Theory.

5. Theories of Punishment,  

SEMESTER – IV

PHIG-C-4

1. Definition, nature and Scope of Psychology

2. Sensation and Perception: Definition, nature, classification and attributes of sensation.

3. Memory: Definition and factors of memory.

4. Learning: Theories of Learning.

5. Attention: Its nature and types.

6. Intelligence: Nature of intelligence.

7. Consciousness: Conscious, Sub-conscious and Unconscious.

8. Dream: Freud’s theory of dreams. 9. Emotion, James Lange theory of emotion.

 

SEMESTER – V

PHIG-DSE-1A

1. Differnet senses of ‘Know’, Views of Decartes and Leibnz,Concept Empiricism-Views of Locke,Berkeley and Hume .

2. Theories of the origin knowledge.

3. Realism and Idealism as Theories of Reality.

4. Casuality: Entailment theory;Regularity theory.

5. Mind-body problem.

6. Substance: Empiricist and Rationalist theory  

PHIG-DSE-1B

1. Foundation of applied ethics – problem of applied ethics.

2. Environmental Ethics- ecology-man-nature relationship, the environment and the human community, Future Generation.

3. Medical Ethics- Euthanasia, Suicide, Abortion.

4. Human Rights, discrimination on the basis of sex, race, caste, religion.

5. Feminism – an analysis; Marriage, dowry, and divorce.

 

SEMESTER – VI

PHIG-DSE-2 A

1. Nature and Scope of Social Philosophy and Political Philosophy.

2. Basic Concepts: Society, Community, Association and Institution.

3. Social Group and its Different Forms.

4. Social codes: Religious and Moral Codes, Custom and Law, Culture and Civilization.

5. Social Class and Caste, Principles and Attitudes of Class-Consciousness.

6. Ideas of Equality, Liberty and Justice.

7. Political Ideals: Democracy, Socialism and their Different Fonns.

8. Concept of Human Right, Discrimination on the basis of sex, race, caste and religion.

 

PHIG-DSE-2 B

1. Swami Vivekananda: Nature of Man, Nature of Religion, Universal Religion, Humanism,

2. R.N. Tagore: Nature of Man, Nature of Religion, Surplus in Man

3. M.K. Gandhi; Swaraj, Sarvodaya, Truth and Non-violence  

PHIG-SEC-1

1. Definition and Nature of Human Rights

2. Natural Right, Fundamental Right and Human Right: the distinction

3. Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties (Indian Constitution)

4. The Idea of Human Rights: Its Origins and Historical Developments during Ancient period, Modem period and Contemporary period

 

PHIG-SEC-2

1. Society, Family and Values

2. Man and Technology

3. Religious Pluralism

4. The New Face of Women

 

Learning Resources

  • The college has general class rooms for the philosophy general subject class .
  • The college has a central library and students can also use the library books .
  • There is a dedicated e-classroom portal where a faculty can upload the learning materials and the students can use them anywhere and anytime.

 

E-Learning Initiatives

  • The teacher of the department can use online Platform for teaching learning process .
  • Study materials also regularly uploaded in the e-classroom Portal by the teacher of this department .
  • Live classes are conducted via Google Meet App

 

Teaching Learning

 

Faculty Profile

GOLAM RABIUL ALAM
SACT
Double M.A.

 

 

 

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Physical Education

Faculty Profile

 

DR ALAUDDIN SHAIKH
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR & HOD
Ph.D., NSNIS Diploma

 

Sanjoy Mali
SACT
MPED

 

YOUSUF ALI
SACT
M.P.Ed