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142159 VO Cosmic order, moral duty, religious practice: Ancient Indian sources on the notion of dharma (2021S)

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Language: English

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Die LV findet digital statt. Bei Möglichkeit zu Präsenzlehre: SR 6.

Tuesday 02.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 09.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 16.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 23.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 13.04. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 20.04. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 27.04. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 04.05. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 11.05. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 18.05. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The course aims at shedding light on the concept of dharma, a concept critical to the understanding of Indian philosophies and religions. By taking into consideration the textual sources in which the idea is examined, we will use the notion as a tool to trace the major developments of Indian cultural and philosophical history. The following is a provisional program of the course:

1. Dharman and dharma in the Veda.
2. The evolution of the concept of dharma in the Upaniṣads and in the late Vedic period.
3. The Buddha's dharma.
4. Treatises on dharma (Dharmaśāstra).
5. Dharma in Jainism
6. Dharma in early Buddhist philosophy.
7. An enquiry into Dharma: the case of Mīmāṃsā
8. Dharma in the Mahābhārata
9. The Bhagavadgītā: dharmas in conflict
10. Dharma and the puruṣārtha

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral exam at the end of the course

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

None

Examination topics

Reading list

See Moodle platform

Association in the course directory

BA13, EC1-1, MASK6d

Last modified: Mo 28.06.2021 09:58