Online Philosophy Education Including Indian Philosophy

Dear Friends and Colleagues

I’d like to bring your attention to an online resource for teaching philosophy, including Indian philosophy.

This is the EPG Pathshala initiative, by the Government of India’s University Grants Commission. The goal of this project is to make materials for graduate courses across discipline freely available to professors and students. Philosophy is one of the disciplines covered by this project. Philosophy itself is divided into 12 sub disciplines.

Ethics, Metaphysics, Epistemology and Logic have two levels: a first and second year level. Each course has a maximum of 40 units. It calls the courses “Papers” and the lessons “modules.”

I am in charge of the first year course in Ethics (Ethics 1). The scope of Ethics 1 is historical: moral philosophy from ancient times up until the end of the modern era.

The goal was to provide roughly equal billing to Western and Indian philosophy.

The site is still a bit buggy, and it is not complete, but I hope it will be of some use to our community of scholars.

The link to the full site is:

The link specifically to a page with drop down menus for the philosophy course is:

Best wishes,

About Shyam Ranganathan

Shyam Ranganathan is a philosopher in the Department of Philosophy in York University, Toronto. His research interests cover ethics/political philosophy, the philosophy of thought, philosophy of language, and South Asian philosophy.

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