Philosophical inquiries often begin in moments of wonder, doubt, reflection, and curiosity. Philosophical training sharpens our critical thinking ability, power of imagination, and our capacity for innovation. Learning the process of conducting meta-inquiry along with a concrete engagement with real-world issues makes philosophy students reflective and innovative learners. The Philosophy Minor programme at Krea University is committed to exploring specific philosophical traditions and their practices. Tracing the historical trajectories of the development of philosophical ideas is a cornerstone of this Minor programme. It will signpost philosophical thinking both as a scholarship-based discipline and as a practice-based discipline. Most of the pressing questions of the 21st Century including questions of social categories, technology & progress, human condition & its ethical quandaries, and the future of ‘us’, demand a renewed attention from the discipline of philosophy. Keeping this in mind, Philosophy programme at Krea will incorporate theorisation, practices, immersion and application as its pedagogical pillars. Students of Philosophy Minor will not just be potential scholars in the disciplines of philosophy, but more importantly, be philosophically motivated learners and problem solvers.
The programme will effectively aid students to pursue their individual intellectual and creative interests with philosophical rigour by involving them with philosophical concepts collectively, writing & reflecting on philosophical questions and situating their ideas within the history of philosophy. Philosophical training will prepare them to conduct their own interdisciplinary enquiries with conceptual clarity such that they are able to absorb and question meaningfully the given premises of any discipline of their pursuit.
Students are required to take courses in the following four streams – Philosophical Methods, Philosophical Concepts, History of Philosophy and Philosophy & Society. The courses offered in these streams will train students to approach relevant philosophical issues systematically, critically and creatively. While these courses presuppose an openness to philosophical traditions from across the Globe, their main focal-points will center around references from Euro-American and South Asian traditions. In addition to these required courses which do not have any prerequisites, Philosophy Minor students must take three topically specific electives of their choice.
To earn a Minor in Philosophy, a student must complete seven courses and earn a total of 28 credits. Out of these seven courses, four are required courses and three are electives. To qualify for a Concentration in Philosophy, a student must complete any four courses and earn 16 credits across required and elective courses.