Philosophy

Programmes Offered

  • B.A. / B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy
  • M.A. and M.Res. in Philosophy

Curriculum

B.A. in Philosophy

B.A. (Honours) in Philosophy

Students who passed second year with GPA greater than 4 are eligible to attend B.Sc. (Honours) classes for three more years. After finished successfully, they are earned B.Sc. (Hons) degree majoring in Philosophy.

M.A. in Philosophy

Course Descriptions

Phil 1101: (Deductive Logic I ) & Phil 1103 (Deductive Logic II)
The purpose of this subject is to enable you to distinguish between valid and invalid reasoning. You have to study, in the first semester, the meaning of Logical Fallacies, and Propositions. In the second semester, you have to study Categorical Syllogism, Mixed Syllogism, Mediate Inference, Poly- Syllogisms, Sorities, Epicherima, Enthymemes and the Utility of Deductive Logic for daily life- problem solving.
Phil 1102: (Introduction to Western Philosophy I ) & Phil 1104 (Introduction to Western Philosophy II )
The purpose of this subject can study the ancient Greek thoughts historically and philosophically.We may find that originaly source of every fields of knowledge. We may see that the ancient Greek and Medival thought is the good foundation for the further development in the modern and present world. Its only give a brief account of the historical development of philosophical ideas.
Phil 1001: ( Logic in Practice I ) & Phil 1003( Logic in Practice II)
The purpose of this subject is to anable to distinguish valid and invalid reasoning in daily life as elective course for other specialization.
Phil 2101: (Eastern Philosophy I) & Phil 2106(Eastern Philosophy II)
The purpose of this subject is to enable you to know and understand distinguish between Eastern Philosophy and Western Philosophy particularly in Indian Philosophy. You have to study in the first semester, the development of Indian Philosophy,the Carvaka Philosophy, the Jaina Philosophy, the Buddha Philosophy,the Nyaya Vaisesika Philosophy the Sankhya Yoga Philosophy,the Mimamsa Philosophy, and the Vedanta Philosophy. In the second semester, you have to study An Introduction to the study of Chinese Philosophy, the Philosophy of Confucius,the Philosophy of Mo Tzu, the Philosophy of Mencius, the School of Names, Taoism, the Later Mohists, the Yin Yang School, the Philosophy of Hsun Tzu, and the Legalist School in order to know clearly and understand the Eastern Philosophy especially in Chinese Philosophy.
Phil 2102: (Inductive Logic I ) & Phil 2107(Inductive Logic II )
The purpose of this subject is to enable you to undrstand the main idea of the guide which is well organized in accordance with the new syllabus.You have to study, in the first semester, A traditional view of Induction, Some subsidiary process to Induction, The basic principles of induction, The different kinds of Induction, Some new theory of Induction, and evaluation of inductive reasoning. In the second semester, you have to study, An Evaluation of Mill’s Method of Causal Determination, The Nature of Inference of science, scientific methodology and views regarding scientific methodology.
Phil 2103: ( Twentieth Century Western Philosophy I ) & Phil 2108 ( Twentieth Century Western Philosophy II )
The purpose of this subject is to obtain the Knowledge of the general characteristics of Twentieth Century Western Philosophy and to understand the views of Western philosophers.You have to study in the first semester The development of contemporary philosophy and its general characteristics , A study of Bergson’s ontology and epistemology , A study of the pragmatism , A study of Logical positivism , a study of realism.In the second semester a study of analytical philosophy, existentialism , contemporary western idealism , A study of later twentieth century philosophy , an evaluation of contemporary philosophy , postmodern thought.
Phil 2104: (The Cultural and Ethical Aspects of Environmental Conservation I ) & Phil 2109 (The Cultural and Ethical Aspects of Environmental Conservation II )
The purpose of this subject is to enable you to examine Environmental Conservation , the need for on ethics conservation and environmental ethics as a topic of Applied Ethics. In the second semester you have to study ethical views on environmental conservation and the new ecological world view and the Teachings of Theravada Buddhism. This course is also offered to Philosophy students.
Phil 2001: (History of Western Intellectual Development I ) & Phil 2006 (History of Western Intellectual Development II)
This course is intended for the second year English specialization students. History of Western Intellectal Development is generally known as the period of Enlightenment. The Enlightenment was the period of unfettered thought when the power of the human mind bagan to be appreciated and not much thought had bagan given to its limits. So, philosophy truly flourished in this period and although some of the ideas on metaphysics, epistemology and psychology were abstract some of these ideas soon supported and encouraged new political ideas and enhanced intellectual development in so many aspect that changed the world completely.
Phil 2003: (Aesthetics I) & Phil 2008 (Aesthetics II)
The purpose of this subject is to enable you to examine the Nature of Aesthetics, Aesthetics and Art Criticismm Modern Aesthetics: Emotionalism, Veron, Collinwood, Tolstoy, Formalism and Realism. In the second semester. You have to study some eastern Aesthetic theories of Indian , Chinese , Japanese and Myanmar.
Phil 3101/3201: ( Western Aesthetics ) & Phil 3107/3207 ( Eastern Aesthetics )
The purpose of this subject is to enable you to examine the nature and scope of Aesthetics, Plato’s Theory of Aesthetics, Modern Aesthetics, Art for Art’s sake Movement, Emotionalism and Realism. In the second semester you have to study of Eastern Aesthetics theories of Indian , Chinese, Japanese and Myanmar.
Phil 3102/3202: (Advanced Logic I) & Phil 3108/3208 (Advanced Logic II)
The purpose of this subject is to enable you to know and understand distinguish between valid and invalid reasoning in Advanced Logic I. You have to study in the first semester, A Brief History of Logic,Truth Functional Logic,Truth Functional Logic (Continued),Truth Functional Logic (Continued),The Method of Deduction,The Method of Deduction (Continued),The Method of Deduction (Continued),and The Method of Deduction (Continued). In the second semester, you have to study Quantification Theory,Theory of Relations,Two Types of Deductive Systems,Normal Forms and Boolean Expansion in order to grasp and get the basics concepts and relations in the Advanced Logic II.
Phil 3103/3203: (Philosophy of History I ) & Phil 3109/3209 (Philosophy of History II )
This course is intended for the 1st year Hons and third year philosophy specialization students. It concerns with the actual course of historical events.It is speculative philosophy of history. It is metaphysical nature and to be familiar with the philosophy of history, to obtain better understanding.
Phil 3104/3204: (Myanmar Culture and Myanmar Ways of Thinking I ) & Phil 3110/3210 (Myanmar Culture and Myanmar Ways of Thinking II )
The purpose of this subject is to know how Buddhism influence on Myanmar Culture and Myanmar Literature. You have to study , in the first semester, Nature and Definition of Myanmar Culture ,Philosophical Impacts on Myanmar Traditional Festival, The Concept of Reality, Myanmar Thought on Marality. In the second semester, you have to study Myanmar View on Cause and Effect, Humanism in Myanmar Literature, Myanmar Thought on Morality.
Phil 3106 /3206: Ethics- I (Theoretical Ethics) & Phil 3112/3212 Ethics – II( Applied Ethics)
The purpose of this subject is to understand Ethics and Morality. You have to study, in the first semester , The nature and Scope of ethics , The Fundamental Concepts of Ethical problems, A General study of Some Western Ethical Theories. In the Second semester , Introduction to Applied Ethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues, Current Ethical Issues in Myanmar and Guidelines Provided by the Cognitine Belifes and Moral Values of Myanmar Theravada Buddhist Culture for Resolving Ethical Confliets and Issues.
Phil 4101/4201: (Philosophy of Religion I) & Phil 4107/4207 (Philosophy of Religion II)
This course is intended for the 2nd year Hons and Fourth philosophy specialization students. It is an attempt to know the four great religions of the world and essential characteristics of those religions.Besides the understsnd the essence of religions and the relationship between philosophy and religion.
Phil 4102/4202: (Problems of Philosophy I) &Phil 4108/4208(Problems of Philosophy II)
The purpose of this subject is to know the nature of philosophical problems and everyday problems. You have to study, in the first semester, the nature of philosophical problems, Philosophy; the most useful of all subjects , A study of some Epistemological Problems and Problems of Truth. In the second semester, you have to study Ontology and Ontological problems, the problem of substance, The problem of human nature, The problem of individual and society and the problems of human freedom and determinism.
Phil 4103/4203: (Philosophy of Science I ) & Phil 4109/4209 (Philosophy of Science II )
The purpose of this subject is to enable you in the first semester to examine the Nature and history of Science , the development of science and technology from Greek to Contemporary time, Logic and Methodology of Science. In the second semester you have to study Method of Science , philosophical problems of Science and problem of some basic Concept of Science.
Phil 4104/4204: (Research Methodology in Philosophy I) & Phil 4110/4210 (Research Methodology in Philosophy II)
The purpose of this subject is to understend the important role of research methodology and to aware how to write philosophical research systematically.You have to Study in the first semester The nature and role research in conceptual learning , A general study of research methodology , Ways of thinking and research methodology , What is a research problem.In the second semester The writing of an abstract, the entry of notes , bliography , diagrams , illustration , cotents , Principles of usage , Ethical consideration.
Phil 4105/4205: (Contemporary Eastern Philosophy I) & Phil 4111/4211(Contemporary Eastern Philosophy II)
The purpose of this subject is to enable you to know clearly and understand Contemporary Eastern Philosophy I especially in Indian Philosophy. You have to study in the first semester, General Characteristics of Twentieth Century Indian Philosophy, Some Philosophical views of Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi’s Non-Violence ( Ahimsa ) in social and political views, Sri Aurobindo’s The Pure Existent and The Sevenfold Ignorance, and Essence of Religion and Destiny of Man in S. Radhakrishnan’s Philosophy. In the second semester, you have to study the Contemporary Eastern Philosophy II, particularly in Chinese Philosophy to get more and more knowledge about Chinese philosophical views based on Humanism.
Phil 4106/4206: (Political Philosophy (West) & Phil 4112/4212((Political Philosophy (East)
The purpose is to know political thought and Political institution. You have to study, in the first semester, Introduction, Essential Political Concepts, Ancient Greek and Roman Political Philosophy, Medieval Political Philosophy, Modern Political Philosophies, Puritan Revolution in Engdand (political theories), Political Theory related with American and French Revolution, Political Theory related with Constitutional Democracy, Political Philosophy based on Economic and The rise of Socialism. In the second semester, Ancient and Modern period of Indian political thoughts, Chinese political thoughts, Japanese political throughts.
Phil 5201: (Issues in Indian Philosophy)& Phil 5207(Issues in Chinese Philosophy)
The purpose is to know the reality in Indian Philosophy. You have to study, in the first semester, the problem of reality in Indian Philosophy, The problem of knowledge in Indian Philosophy, The problem of causation and Metaphysical background of ethical theories. In the second semester, metaphysical background of Chinese philosophy, Moral problems in Chinese philosophy and problems of human nature in Chinese philosophy.
Phil 5202: (Issues in Western Philosophy I) & Phil 5208 (Issues in Western Philosophy II)
The purpose of this subject is to understand morality in Western Philosophy. You have to study, in the first semester , The Problem of Reality, Mind and Metaphysics, Idealism and the search for Truth. In the second semester, you have to study, philosophies of process, Moore and the Revival of Realism, The nature of Truth and Morality and the good life.
Phil 5203: ( Philosophy of Education I) & Phil 5209( Philosophy of Education II)
The purpose of this subject is to enable you to know clearly and understand Philosophy of Education I, especially in Western Philosophy. You have to study in the first semester, meaning of Philosophy of Education, The Concepts of Education, Values and Education, Ethics and Education, Eastern Philosophies and Education, Idalism and Education and Realism and Education. In the second semester, you have to study Pragmatism and Education, Existentialism, Phenomenology, and Education Analytic Philosophy and Education, Reconstructionism and Education , Behaviourism and Education, Marxism and Education and Philosophy, the Theory and Practice of Education in order to get the improvement of learning in educational systems.
Phil 5204: ( Topics in Buddhism I) & Phil 5210 (Topics in Buddhism II)
The purpose of this subject is to enable you to examine background of Buddhism. Life of the Buddha, historical sketch of Buddhism. The second semester you have to study Schools of Buddhist thought, main themes of Buddhist teachings,philosophical concepts and aesthetics evaluation of Buddhist Arts.
Phil 5205: (Ethics of Virtue I -Plato) & Phil 5211 (Ethics of Virtue II - Aristotle)
The purpose of this subject is to enable you to examine Plato’s view on Knowledge and virtue. The second semester you have to study Aristotle’s view on Knowledge of virtue.
Phil 5206: (Selected Philosophical Writings I) & Phil -5212 (Selected Philosophical Writings II)
The purpose of this subject is to aware clear and distinct philosophical writings of some philosophers.You have to study in the first semester.Truth and Knowledge, Theories of knowledge , Mind and Matter.In the second semester Virtue Ethics (Aristotle) , Moral Sense Ethics, Naturalism and Anti-naturalism, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Existentialistm Ethics.  

Dr. Cho Cho Myint

Professor(Head)

Dr. Myint Myint Soe

Dr. Myint Myint Soe

Professor

Daw Theingi Myint Ye

Associate Professor

Dr. Han Ko Latt

Associate Professor

Dr. Tin Moh Moh

Associate Professor

Lecturer

  • Daw Thida Kyal
  • Daw Moe Sandar Thet

Assistant Lecturer

  • Daw Tin Nwe Nwe Tun

Tutor

  • Daw Wai Wai Nwet
Mission
  • Collecting technical information, doing researches, distributing information, applying and reviewing for the society
  • Producing intellectually wise, discerning and responsible human resources
Vision
Bago University’s main goal is to produce highly qualified, competent, undergraduate human resources for the purpose of building a modern, developed nation.
Contact
Bago University
Yangon-Mandalay Highway Road, (8/9) ward, Oakthar Myothit, Bago, Bago Region, Myanmar.