This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 226
  • Course: MA in Liberal Arts
  • Semester: VIII
  • Title: Philosophical Issues
  • Stream: Philosophy
  • Thinking: understanding of insight, importance of metaphor in insight, understanding the process of abstraction; BEING: allegory of the cave by Plato, world of becoming in Aristotle; Bodiliness: experience of body as object, experience of body as subject, phenomenology of the body, human person as factical being; emotion, body and self: gender differences in emotional experience and expression; Freedom: existentialism and humanism in Jean Paul Sartre; man’s search for meaning: the philosophical doctrines of Wittgenstein ;Intersuubjectivity: critique of Western logocentrism, communicative ethics, the experience of indifference, the experiences of hate, and love, loving encounter.


    1. D. Levy, The Integrity of Thinking, University of Missouri Press, 2002.

    2. P. Ricour, What Makes Us Think? A Neuroscientist and a Philosopher Argue About Ethics, Human Nature, and the Brain, Princeton University Press, 2002.

    3. P. Abela, Kant’s Empirical Realism, Oxford University Press, 2002.

    4. F. Baid, 20th Century Philosophy. Prentice Hall, 2002.

    5. R Kraut, Plato’s Republic: Critical Essays, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1997.