CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Philosophy

Latest CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 of Philosophy 2017-18

Here, latest syllabus of CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Philosophy (Code No. 040) for the session 2017-18. The new session has started and board updated the new syllabus. There is no change made in the syllabus and exam pattern.

The question paper will be of 100 marks. The Question paper will consist of 33 questions.

S. No.
Indian Theories of Knowledge (Epistemology) 
Western Theories of Knowledge (Epistemology)
Principle of Reasoning (Logic)


Unit 1: Indian Theories of Knowledge (Epistemology)

• Classification of Indian Philosophical Systems
• Six ways of knowing in Indian Philosophy
• Nyaya definition of perception and distinction between determinate and indeterminate perception
• Buddhist view on indeterminate perception
• Nyaya view on inference (Nyaya): Vyapti, Tarka, and kinds of Anumana
• Carvaka's critique of inference

Unit 2: Western Theories of Knowledge (Epistemology)

• Rationalism: Descartes on universal and certain knowledge, Method of doubt
• Empiricism: Locke on rejection of innate ideas, origin of ideas, kinds of knowledge
• Flume - Impressions and Ideas, Kinds of knowledge, Skepticism (causation, self)
• Kant: Synthetic a priori knowledge

Unit 3: Principles of Reasoning (Logic) 

(A) Aristotelian Logic 25 Marks
• The nature and subject-matter of logic
• Terms, sentences, propositions, truth and validity
• Relations between propositions - square of opposition, Existential Import
• Changing sentences into their logical form
• Categorical Syllogism

(B) Symbolic Logic 
• Value of use of symbols, symbolization, variable and constant
• Truth function and truth-functional connectives, Truth Table

(C) Inductive Reasoning 
• Mill's Methods of Experimental Inquiry

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