Falsafa is a course in comprehending philosophy. It was launched for the first time in the July’ 2016 module. Philosophical ideas in this module were discussed in reference to works of Friedrich Nietzsche, the poetry of J.W. Goethe's Faust, Jai Shankar Prasad's Kamayani and also the Bhagwad Geeta.
The aim is not to impart a history of philosophy or to conduct an academic discussion on the views of a particular philosopher or thinker; rather it is to encourage philosophical thought in an individual so that he or she can be enabled to orient self. Therefore, it is through pieces of poetry, literature and scientific theory, that ideas of philosophy are brought to discussion and not through established historical, philosophical streams.
It is a sixteen session course that is run over four months; one two-hourly session is held per week on a working day evening such as Tuesday or Wednesday. Texts shall be brought to class and explained and brought to discussion by the instructor pertaining to the theme of the session such as: What is truth? What is reality? What is this world? Who am I? Who is the Other? What is an aim? What is the meaning of it all?
Falsafa is open to individuals in the age group 18 and above.
Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.
- CARL SAGAN
Now plunge we headlong in time’s racing surge,
Swung on the sliding wave of circumstance.
Bring now the fruits of pain or pleasure forth,
Sweet triumph’s lure, or disappointment’s wrath,
A man’s dynamic needs this restless urge.
- J.W. GOETHE