Asian 498B: Intro. to Indian Philosophical Literature

Weekly Schedule 2014

 

Monday

Wednesday

Week 1

Mar 31:

 

Introduction,

What is “Indian Philosophy”?

Vedic Context

Apr 2:  

Selections from the Ṛg Veda

Week 2

Apr 7:   

Selections from the Ṛg & Atharva Vedas

Apr 9:     

Selections from the Atharva Veda

Intro. to the Upaniṣads

Week 3

Apr 14:

Upaniṣads: Bṛhadāraṇyaka 3 & 4

Apr 16:

Upaniṣads: Chāndogya 6, Kaṭha 1-3

Week 4

Apr 21:

Upaniṣads: Kaṭha 4-6, Muṇḍaka

Apr 23:

Upaniṣads: Māṇḍūkya, Īśāvāsya

 

Week 5

Apr 28:

Yogasūtras: Introduction

«Response Paper 1 Due

Apr 30:

Yogasūtras: Chs. 1, 2

Week 6

May 5:

Yogasūtras: Chs. 2, 3

May 7:

Yogasūtras: Chs. 3, 4

Week 7

May 12:

Bhagavad Gītā: Intro.

«Response Paper 2 Due

May 14:

Bhagavad Gītā: Chs. 1-6

Week 8

May 19:

Bhagavad Gītā: Chs. 7-12

May 21:

Bhagavad Gītā: Chs. 13-18

Week 9

May 26:

Memorial Day – No class

May 28:

MB 12: Intro., 12.194-195

Week 10

Jun 2:

MB 12.196-200, 220, 222, 229

Jun 4:

MB 12.201-206, 210-217, Optional: 218-19.

Finals Week

Jun 9:

«Final Paper Due 2:00pm
In class: Presentations: 2:30-4:20pm,

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