We have spoken about how important optional subjects are for UPSC CSE. Today’s blog is also about one of the optional subjects. It is about the optional subject Philosophy. Philosophy is one of the optional subjects of UPSC CSE.
Philosophy as an optional in UPSC focuses on issues related to history, the evolution of philosophy and its impact on Indian culture. In today’s blog, we will share with you the booklist for philosophy optional.
You can also read the blog, which speaks on why you should select Philosophy as the optional subject.
- An Introduction to Indian Philosophy by Satish Chandra Chatterjee
- A Critical History of Western Philosophy: Greek, Medieval and Modern by Yakub Masih
- A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy written by Chandra Dhar Sharma
- Contemporary Indian Philosophy by Basant Kumar Lal
- An Introduction to Political Theory
- Philosophy of Religion by John H Hick
UPSC Philosophy Optional Books
History & Problems of Philosophy
A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly
Survey of Indian Philosophy
Indian Philosophy, A Counter Perspective by Dr Daya Krishna
Indian Philosophy II Volume by Dr S. Radhakrishnan
Existentialism: A Reconstruction by David Cooper
Existentialism Is A Humanism by Jean-Paul
An Introduction to Indian Philosophy- S Chatterjee
A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy- C Sharma
A History of Philosophy-Frank Thilly
A Critical History of Western Philosophy- Y Masih
Contemporary Western Philosophy- Dr B.K. Lal
An Introduction to Political Theory written by O P Gauba
Philosophy of Religion
Introduction to Religious Philosophy By Y Masih
Philosophy of Religion by John H. Hick
Booklist For Philosophy Optional Papers
Philosophy Optional for UPSC has two papers (paper I and Paper II) in UPSC Mains. Each is of 250 marks. Listing book list as per the papers
- Oxford Dictionary for Philosophy.
- A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy. MLBD -C. D. Sharma –
- A New History of Western Philosophy. OUP Oxford.- Anthony Kenny
- An Introduction to Indian Philosophy. Rupa Publishing. – Datta & Chatterjee
- A History of Philosophy From volume I, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX & XI).-Copleston (relevant chapters only)
- Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction.
- Political Theory, An Introduction. Edited By Rajeev Bhargava & Ashok Acharya.
- O. P. Gauba: Social & Political Philosophy.
- John Hick: Philosophy of Religion.
- Oxford Dictionary for politics.
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