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Philosophy for UPSC IAS Mains Exam

Prepare for Philosophy in 25 thorough and comprehensive classes online available in Hindi or English

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  • 3 Online Tests
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Course Highlights

  • Thorough, methodical and lively coverage of Philosophy for IAS Mains
  • Full course - you’ll not need another course or study group
  • 25 Live interactive online classes + 3 online tests
  • Provides continues supervision to keep you highly motivated
  • Experienced and qualified teacher with IAS coaching experience

About the Course

Language of Instruction: Hindi, English

Course Description



Philosophy is the 4th most popular optional subject in UPSC IAS Mains examination


If you are choosing Philosophy, expert guidance on how to write convincing essay type answers is very important.


This course is taught by a PhD holding professor with 15+ years of teaching experience.


Convincing answers follow an efficient, accurate, systematic and methodical approach. This approach to answers will the key take-away from the course.


Here is why you should join this Philosophy for UPSC IAS Mains exam course:


  • Includes interactive online classes - as good as learning face to face, with advantage of a custom schedule and no hassle of traffic or high petrol costs.

  • Understand the concepts by logically developing reasoning and through methodically prepared study material with knowledge insights from the teacher.

  • Provides continuous supervision and sets up enthusiastic student participation to keep you highly motivated.

  • Includes 3 online tests that help you in preparation - performance analysis

  • Emphasis is placed on creating a systematic thought process that helps in better conceptual clarity, logical inter-connectivity, and precise demonstrability.


Philosophy for UPSC IAS Mains Exam course package:


  • 25 Live interactive online classes

  • Access to recordings

  • 3 online tests

  • Additional documents : PPT’s + Doc’s

  • Timings : Tuesday and Saturday between 7 PM to 9 PM IST.


Philosophy for UPSC IAS Mains Exam online course outline:


Class No.Topics to be coveredClass duration (in Hrs)
1Plato and Aristotle: Ideas; Substance; Form and Matter; Causation; Actuality and Potentiality01
2Rationalism (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz): Cartesian Method and Certain Knowledge; Substance; God; Mind-Body Dualism; Determinism and Freedom01
3Empiricism (Locke, Berkeley, Hume): Theory of Knowledge; Substance and Qualities; Self and God; Scepticism01
4Kant: Possibility of Synthetic a priori Judgments; Space and Time; Categories; Ideas of Reason; Antinomies; Critique of Proofs for the Existence of God01
5Hegel: Dialectical Method; Absolute Idealism01
6Moore, Russell and Early Wittgenstein: Defence of Commonsense; Refutation of Idealism; Logical Atomism; Logical Constructions; Incomplete Symbols; Picture Theory of Meaning; Saying and Showing01
7Logical Positivism: Verification Theory of Meaning; Rejection of Metaphysics; Linguistic Theory of Necessary Propositions01
7Logical Positivism: Verification Theory of Meaning; Rejection of Metaphysics; Linguistic Theory of Necessary Propositions01
8Later Wittgenstein: Meaning and Use; Language-games; Critique of Private Language

Phenomenology (Husserl): Method; Theory of Essences; Avoidance of Psychologism
9Existentialism (Kierkegaard, Sartre, Heidegger): Existence and Essence; Choice, Responsibility and Authentic Existence; Being-in-the –world and Temporality

10Quine and Strawson: Critique of Empiricism; Theory of Basic Particulars and Persons

Ca-rva-ka : Theory of Knowledge; Rejection of Transcendent Entities

11Jainism: Theory of Reality; Saptabhan(ginaya; Bondage and Liberation
Schools of Buddhism: Prati-tyasamutpa-da; Ksanikavada, Naira-tmyava-da

12Nya-ya- Vais'esika: Theory of Categories; Theory of Appearance; Theory of Prama-na; Self, Liberation; God; Proofs for the Existence of God; Theory of Causation; Atomistic Theory of Creation

13Sa-mkhya: Prakrti; Purusa; Causation; Liberation

Yoga: Citta; Cittavrtti; Klesas; Samadhi; Kaivalya
14Mima-msa-: Theory of Knowledge

Aurobindo: Evolution, Involution; Integral Yoga

15Schools of Veda-nta: Brahman; I-s'vara; A-tman; Jiva; Jagat; Ma-ya-; Avidya-; Adhya-sa; Moksa; Aprthaksiddhi; Pancavidhabheda

16Social and Political Ideals: Equality, Justice, Liberty

Sovereignty: Austin, Bodin, Laski, Kautilya

17Individual and State: Rights; Duties and Accountability
Forms of Government: Monarchy; Theocracy and Democracy

18Political Ideologies: Anarchism; Marxism and Socialism

Humanism; Secularism; Multiculturalism

19Crime and Punishment: Corruption, Mass Violence, Genocide, Capital Punishment

Development and Social Progress

20Gender Discrimination: Female Foeticide, Land and Property Rights; Empowerment

Caste Discrimination: Gandhi and Ambedkar

21Notions of God: Attributes; Relation to Man and the World. (Indian and Western), Proofs for the Existence of God and their Critique (Indian and Western)

22Problem of Evil Soul: Immortality; Rebirth and Liberation

23Reason, Revelation and Faith, Religious Experience: Nature and Object (Indian and Western)

24Religion without God, Religion and Morality , Religious Pluralism and the Problem of Absolute Truth

25Nature of Religious Language: Analogical and Symbolic; Cognitivist and Non- cognitive


About the Instructor

Dr. Sushil Kumar Singh
Jalandhar, India

Dr. Sushil Kumar Singh is an Assistant Professor in School of Education, Faculty of Education and Humanities, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India. His enthusiastic and dynamic teaching methods helps in creating and nurturing a lifelong love of knowledge in students and prepare them for global scenario. His qualifications include PhD in Education, Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication, M.Phil and M.Ed in Education, Masters Degree in Philosophy and Religion and a Bachelors Degree in Science.



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