Semester: Fall 

Course Name: Philosophy                                                                                   Couse Code: ENGL-5112

Class: BS English, Semester III                                                                           Credit Hours: 03

Class Schedule:  Thursday 08:00 am- 09:30 am; Friday 08:30 am - 10:00 am

Instructor: Rashid Behram Khan  (


Introduction and Objectives:

This is an introductory course on philosophy. This course includes philosophers from Greek, Muslim and Modern eras to furnsih broad philosophical knowledge and dialectical debates.The course aims at introducing the basic concepts of philosophy and enable the learners to develop a mature and indepth understanding of literary works. 

Course Contents: 

  1. Greek Philosophers: (including introduction)
  • The Pythagoreans
  • Heraclitus
  • The Sophists
  • Socrates
  • Plato
  • Aristotle

             2.    Muslims Philosophers: (including introduction)

  • Schools of Muslim Theology
  • Mutazilism
  • Asharism
  • Sufism
  • Al-Ghazali
  • Muslim Rationalists and Social Thinkers. (including introduction)
  • Al-Farabi
  • Ibn-I-Sina
  • Ibn-I-Rushd
  • Ibn-I-Khaldun
  • Shah WaliUllah
  • Allama Iqbal

       3.   Modern Philosophical Theories (including introduction):

  • Idealism
  • Pragmatism
  • Vitalism
  • Logical Positivism
  • Existentialism
  • Dialectical Materialism

Course Material:

Textbook: A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell (History of Western Philosophy.pdf (

Relevant Research Papers and Notes (provided in soft form, printable)

Assessment Criteria:

Mid Term exam: 30

Sessional: 20

Final Term exam:  50

Course Material