180038 VO Contemporary Problems of Indian Philosophies (2021S)
Postcolonial Theories, Hindutva, Philosophy of the Spirit
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Digital conceptPreliminary note: Due to the conversion of the course to e-learning, it is important that all participants register for the course in order to gain access to Moodle, as communication about the course takes place via the Moodle platform. In addition to the usual teaching materials, you will also find audio recordings of the courses on Moodle.E-learning procedure due to the conversion of the course to "digital learning":1.)The communication about the course will take place via Moodle until further notice.2) We will tell you weekly via Moodle what you should read until the next course date.3) The course leader Univ. Doz. Arno Böhler will give a lecture on Collaborate every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Moodle you will find a "Collaborate" symbol next to the title "Aktuelle Problemfelder indischer Philosophie_Sitzung", which you can use to log in to the video conference. Up to 250 course participants can take part. We will record the video conference and make it available to you on Moodle. We will also upload an audio file of the recording to the philosophical audio library.
Here is a guide to Collaborate for students: https://wiki.univie.ac.at/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=1014848314) The tutor Cristina Chitu will repeat some central points of the lecture content of the last session every week at the beginning of the Collaborate Session. You can also find these minutes in writing on Moodle.Digital examination modalitiesThe exam will consist of a digital written exam that will be handled via Moodle according to the format “digital written exams with open questions using an exam sheet for download” according to the specifications of the CTL. The students can download the examination form (Word document) at the beginning of the examination period and have to upload the processed examination form as a PDF back to Moodle within 2 hours. In the exam, three essay questions, each with three sub-points, are asked, which the students should address in their answers. The exam takes place in the open book format. Direct quotations are to be shown.In the event of technical problems: If you cannot download the Moodle exam form, please send an email to email@example.com. You will then receive the examination form by email. If you cannot upload the edited exam questionnaire as a PDF to Moodle, please also send the PDF to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of the examGraduation key: The digital written exam consists of 3 essay questions, each with 3 sub-points, which are to be incorporated into the respective essay (max. 36 points, max. 12 points per essay, max. 4 points per sub-point): 0-18 points = insufficient . 19-22 points = sufficient. 23-26 points = satisfactory. 27-31 points = good. 32-36 points = very good.Dealing with quotations and literature: These are exams based on the open book format. If you should quote a passage from the literature or the literature on the slides directly in your essay, please either state the name, abbreviation of the book and book page (e.g. (Ronell, FT, p. 3)) or state the Foil side on (e.g. (Foil 17)). If you paraphrase or refer to what was discussed in the lecture, you can simply write “For Nietzsche” or “As discussed in the lecture”, in order to save time.
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
0-20 points = insufficient, 21-25 points = sufficient, 26-30 points: satisfactory, 31-35 points = good, 36-40 points = very good.
At the written exam, one needs to reach > 50% of the points in order to pass the exam.
Dipesh Chakrabarty (2000): Provincializing Europe. Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference. Princeton University Press: Princeton.
Peter Heehs (2006): Sri Aurobindo and Hinduism. Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives and Research Library: Pondicherry-
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1923): Essentials Of Hindutva, https://archive.org/details/hindutva-vinayak-damodar-savarkar-pdf/page/n13/mode/2upFurther literature is provided on Moodle