PHY 601/701 Contemporary Analytical Philosophy

Analytic philosophy is a movement in, and style of, philosophy that began in Britain and America in the early 20th century, and continues to dominate academic philosophy in the English-speaking world. In this course, we examine some of the most important works of this movement. And the course give an understanding of the positive change of the nature, scope and aims of philosophy brought about by Analytical Philosophy.

The topics we’ll cover include philosophical analysis, logical form, Logical Atomism, Logical Positivism and “the linguistic turn” in philosophy. Key philosophers dealt with are : Bartend Russell, G.E. Moore, Wittgenstein, A.J. Ayer, Gilbert Ryle, P.F. Strawson, A.J. Austin

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PHY 403 Philosophy of Marxism

The aim of the course is to introduce Marxist Philosophy as a Methodology and as a non- conventional / unorthodox philosophical system. The course will be contained classical Marxist philosophy and the Post-Marxist theoretical developments of the 20th century, namely, the philosophies of Lenin, Gramsci, Adono, Althusser, Habermas, the Frankfurt School, Derrida and the Post-Marxist of Fredrick Jamson.

PHY 306 Political Philosophy 

The aim of the course is to provide a substantial knowledge about the logic and Philosophy underlying Political Theories and Political, Practices. The students must have a textual knowledge of the following major works. Although the course concentrates mainly on the Political Philosophy of the West, the students are also expected (a) to have a comprehensive knowledge about Hindu/Indian Political theories, particularly the political ideas of Kautilya and, (b) to develop the ability to analyse the Psychology and Philosophy of Contemporary Political Practice of Sri Lanka.