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Department
Philosophy
Course
PP110
Professor
Ashwani Peetush
Semester
Winter

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Indian Philosophy  Classical India (600 years ago) – essential relationship to daily lives (not just a theoretical enterprise) – no difference between theory and practice o To know the good is to do the good o Intellectual pleasure is absent  Seen as a metaphysical medicine  Dukkham – sense of dissatisfaction (existential crisis) o Never ending cycle of satisfaction  In the happy moments, we think it is impermanent (transitory)  Anity – it will end at some point – impermanence  2 stance o Do you desire to have these desires (take a critical look at 2 order desires)  Do I want to be the person who has no control? o Hedonistic approach – satisfy desires (feed the hunger)  Carvaka – materialist school (free to act)  To be a master of yourself is to have control over your actions o Not sufficient to only have physical control  Also need internal control  Although we want something to be permanent, nothing was truly permanent o Upanishads – series of anc
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