oral exam guide questions on oriental philo 1

  1. What are the main periods in the development of Indian philosophy? Characterize the literature of each of these periods, and describe the main differences between periods.
  2. Discuss the primary concerns of the Upanishads.
  3. What is the meaning of the Indian teaching, Tat tvam asi?
  4. Discuss the seven (7) categories of reality formulated by Nyanya Vaseisika school, and describe each category.
  5. Discuss the concepts of Brahman and Atman and relate these concepts to the principle of Tat tvam asi.
  6. Discuss the three (3) criteria of philsophical reasoning and relate each to concerns of the Upanishads.

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