Details of HU1102 (Autumn 2019)

Level: 1 Type: Theory Credits: 2.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
HU1102 Introduction to Philosophy Mihir K Chakraborty

Logic and argument, deductive and inductive arguments, truth and validity.

Deductive logic: Categorical propositions: quality, quantity and distribution of terms, Categorical

Syllogism: General Rules and Fallacies, Formal Proofs of Validity and Invalidity.

Inductive logic: Argument by Analogy, Refutation by Logical Analogy. Conditions of applicability.

Causal Connections: Meaning of Cause and Effect, Development of the idea of causality:
Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Mill

Scientific explanations: Explanations: Scientific and Unscientific, Proposing hypotheses, testing

Development of Philosophical ideas (specifically in relation to science): Brief exposure to the
ideas of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant,
Hegel, Marx, Mach, Popper.


Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Not Allowed
2 IP 3 Not Allowed
3 IP 5 Not Allowed
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 1 Elective
7 RS 1 Not Allowed
8 RS 2 Not Allowed