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Philosophy - The Knowledge Repository [Target 3 Months]

Hi Friends, Seniors, Juniors and all others.

Philosophy optional has been performing poorly in recent years (as I have been told by seniors on the forum and outside). I do believe its happening because of uncertainty element involved in the UPSC selection process as well as because of various reasons applicable to different aspirants, like lack of revision, studying from coaching notes only, not reading enough standard books (due to lack of time perhaps) etc. One more thing some warriors have suffered just because optional was not awarded good marks compared to other optional subjects, but they still managed to get around 220+ marks in CSE 2016.

People do talk about leaving the optional and taking other optional to ensure the selection in UPSC but what if the other optional too get less marks next year?? so people who have seen their mains marks can take a wise decision according to the level of their preparation at the times of mains and the marks they scored. Newbies or people who haven't written mains even once, don't think much about it.

Now coming to the purpose of this thread-
1. I believe irrespective of our prelims result (CSP 2017), we should complete the optional subject by October 2017. If we write mains this year, fair enough but in case anyone is out, at least optional subject will be completed in time.
2. Freshers/Newbies etc are afraid to be part of any initiatives as they think -We are not prepared yet, as we haven't done anything in optional yet! So my friends this thread is the right initiative for us :) We can ask any doubts we want to without any hesitation and can Hope that some senior guys will guide us in right direction. No Shame in asking for knowledge. isn't it ?
3. Seniors/experienced people- Please contribute whenever you get time. Let your knowledge guide us in the right direction. Who knows by doing this only Bhagwan/Khuda(UPSC) awards you with 300+ marks in the optional and a place in the coveted PDF. <3

Friends, as the response to philosophy threads is extremely poor, I don't expect overwhelming response to this thread too! But I pray to God that at least 2-3 people show interest in this thread and let us make this thread a knowledge repository for new aspirants.
Anybody can ask anything regarding material to be followed, concepts/doubts regarding a topic, discuss previous year questions, practice answer writing on the thread, share strategy being followed by him/her etc and we hope enlightened souls will guide us, we may later form a telegram group too if like-minded people wish to. I don't know much about the optional yet! so I am too hoping people will guide me.

I will start with "Western Philosophy" from today. I have arranged Mitra and Patanjali notes and Y.Masih book too. So people let the game begin. :) :)
Against Islamic terrorism, Hindu nation agenda of RSS, Communist bloodshed in Kerala and WB. Learning "how to become a rationalist".

हर हर महादेव | जय माँ भवानी |
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  • Starting From the Topic- Plato and Aristotle :Ideas; Form and Matter; Causation; Actuality and potentiality.
    Any inputs are welcome <3
    Against Islamic terrorism, Hindu nation agenda of RSS, Communist bloodshed in Kerala and WB. Learning "how to become a rationalist".

    हर हर महादेव | जय माँ भवानी |
  • hello ,
    i have prepared notes , n have mitra n patanjali notes too. but never got the opportunity to write mains. also this yr i didn't gave pt. but i want to prepare optional.
    i wud b glad if u all let me in.
  • sunrise said:

    hello ,
    i have prepared notes , n have mitra n patanjali notes too. but never got the opportunity to write mains. also this yr i didn't gave pt. but i want to prepare optional.
    i wud b glad if u all let me in.

    Brother there is none except I and you so far !!!! so you are welcome and lets begin. Do you like the idea? any feedback?
    Against Islamic terrorism, Hindu nation agenda of RSS, Communist bloodshed in Kerala and WB. Learning "how to become a rationalist".

    हर हर महादेव | जय माँ भवानी |
  • Is ignou material good for philosophy . Pls advice . Pls give 4 months plan for philosophy . Which books or notes to refer as I appeared 2016 year mains got 210 but I think lack of revision was the cause . How much time to devote daily for options. I thought I read ignou let's say Plato from it then refer mitra notes .Will it suffice
    I want to join this group
  • sadhak said:

    Is ignou material good for philosophy . Pls advice . Pls give 4 months plan for philosophy . Which books or notes to refer as I appeared 2016 year mains got 210 but I think lack of revision was the cause . How much time to devote daily for options. I thought I read ignou let's say Plato from it then refer mitra notes .Will it suffice
    I want to join this group

    Hello brother,

    Right now, can't comment on plan for 4 months. I have started from western philosophy and I am taking one step at a time, though keeping in mind to complete the optional within 3 months.
    So I would advise you to chip in and be consistent in covering optional, one topic at a time. complete that topic, revise it, revise it again. move to the next topic and repeat.

    Regarding the IGNOU material- can't comment on it. I am not reading any IGNOU material. I have standard books+ mitra and Patanjali printed notes+ Internet. That should suffice.
    Regarding daily studies for optional - read as long as you enjoy, don't go by hours. Go by quality time and I would say 5 hours daily is more than sufficient, as you have to study GS also.

    Why don't you read from Mitra+Patanjali+internet then make notes out of it. Short notes. Go through previous year papers, try some answer writing. Then revise the notes you made. Read from standard books to go a bit deeper and bring conceptual clarity in your understanding. Attempt few previous year questions and revise again.

    Senior players can guide us. but I don't think they will come forward and I don't expect anything now ! Let us gear up :)
    Against Islamic terrorism, Hindu nation agenda of RSS, Communist bloodshed in Kerala and WB. Learning "how to become a rationalist".

    हर हर महादेव | जय माँ भवानी |
  • thanks for reply . can we together set target or atleast answer 1 or 2 previous year question . as i am starting with plato . i will write answer to some question
  • sadhak said:

    thanks for reply . can we together set target or atleast answer 1 or 2 previous year question . as i am starting with plato . i will write answer to some question

    Neki aur puch puch ! Sure bro, inbox me anytime regarding any plan or answer writing etc.
    Let us gear up together. I have started with Plato too.
    Against Islamic terrorism, Hindu nation agenda of RSS, Communist bloodshed in Kerala and WB. Learning "how to become a rationalist".

    हर हर महादेव | जय माँ भवानी |
  • Count me for philosophy...Will start with Plato and Aristotle from patanjali and Y.Masih..
  • csk said:

    Count me for philosophy...Will start with Plato and Aristotle from patanjali and Y.Masih..

    Hello dost, aapka swagat hai. <3 Bas margdarshan karte rahiye o:)
    Against Islamic terrorism, Hindu nation agenda of RSS, Communist bloodshed in Kerala and WB. Learning "how to become a rationalist".

    हर हर महादेव | जय माँ भवानी |
  • count me for philo.
    have already done with one reading.
    bss answers likhne hai abhi.. help mil skti hai?
  • Let us start answer writing practice of UPSC previous year question- 2 questions daily. what say?
  • Rachna said:

    count me for philo.
    have already done with one reading.
    bss answers likhne hai abhi.. help mil skti hai?

    Sahi hai maam. Hum log to abhi reading hi kar rahe hai. Answers me help karne ki stage pe nahi pahunche abhi.
    Anyway chip in. lets see what we all can do together.
    Against Islamic terrorism, Hindu nation agenda of RSS, Communist bloodshed in Kerala and WB. Learning "how to become a rationalist".

    हर हर महादेव | जय माँ भवानी |
  • Count me in
    appeared for interview this year
    phil marks 130 and 109
  • Count me in
    appeared for interview this year
    phil marks 130 and 109

    Sir let us make this thread the knowledge repository. You have appeared for interview so We hope you share your optional strategy.
    Against Islamic terrorism, Hindu nation agenda of RSS, Communist bloodshed in Kerala and WB. Learning "how to become a rationalist".

    हर हर महादेव | जय माँ भवानी |
  • How to make links between topics in both papers?

    While reading Contemporary western philosophy...on question of meaninglessness of Metaphysics by logical postivist..always counter by later Wittgenstein's language games theory and multi functional role of Language.

    Will come up with more such links. Kindly post more.
  • Rachna said:

    count me for philo.
    have already done with one reading.
    bss answers likhne hai abhi.. help mil skti hai?

    Sahi hai maam. Hum log to abhi reading hi kar rahe hai. Answers me help karne ki stage pe nahi pahunche abhi.
    Anyway chip in. lets see what we all can do together.
    yaha'n koi answer practice ke liye active thread hai?
  • Guys anybody joined philosophy optional online classes of mitra's recently in june 2017,if anybody willing to share online classes,we can split amount.
    Please reply
  • Anyone having any doubt
    Can ask at this platform
    I will try to answer
  • Rachna said:

    Rachna said:

    count me for philo.
    have already done with one reading.
    bss answers likhne hai abhi.. help mil skti hai?

    Sahi hai maam. Hum log to abhi reading hi kar rahe hai. Answers me help karne ki stage pe nahi pahunche abhi.
    Anyway chip in. lets see what we all can do together.
    yaha'n koi answer practice ke liye active thread hai?
    Post your answers here, @upsckamara and others will evaluate your answer.
    Against Islamic terrorism, Hindu nation agenda of RSS, Communist bloodshed in Kerala and WB. Learning "how to become a rationalist".

    हर हर महादेव | जय माँ भवानी |
  • Guys anybody joined philosophy optional online classes of mitra's recently in june 2017,if anybody willing to share online classes,we can split amount.
    Please reply

    Bhai, its a serious thread. Kyon band baja rahe ho. Its request please don't repeat.
    Against Islamic terrorism, Hindu nation agenda of RSS, Communist bloodshed in Kerala and WB. Learning "how to become a rationalist".

    हर हर महादेव | जय माँ भवानी |
  • I am a newbie and starting fresh. Count me in bhai. I have also messaged you in this regard. Please check. Thanks!
  • Rachna said:

    Rachna said:

    count me for philo.
    have already done with one reading.
    bss answers likhne hai abhi.. help mil skti hai?

    Sahi hai maam. Hum log to abhi reading hi kar rahe hai. Answers me help karne ki stage pe nahi pahunche abhi.
    Anyway chip in. lets see what we all can do together.
    yaha'n koi answer practice ke liye active thread hai?
    Waiting for someone's company for answer writing
    May we start mam?

    BornPhilosopher.
  • @Rachna
    U can post your answers here @BornPhilosopher .
    BornPhilosopher.
  • Rachna said:

    Rachna said:

    count me for philo.
    have already done with one reading.
    bss answers likhne hai abhi.. help mil skti hai?

    Sahi hai maam. Hum log to abhi reading hi kar rahe hai. Answers me help karne ki stage pe nahi pahunche abhi.
    Anyway chip in. lets see what we all can do together.
    yaha'n koi answer practice ke liye active thread hai?
    Waiting for someone's company for answer writing
    May we start mam?

    see this.
    https://phillosophywale.wordpress.com/?blogsub=confirming#subscribe-blog
  • Rachna said:

    Rachna said:

    Rachna said:

    count me for philo.
    have already done with one reading.
    bss answers likhne hai abhi.. help mil skti hai?

    Sahi hai maam. Hum log to abhi reading hi kar rahe hai. Answers me help karne ki stage pe nahi pahunche abhi.
    Anyway chip in. lets see what we all can do together.
    yaha'n koi answer practice ke liye active thread hai?
    Waiting for someone's company for answer writing
    May we start mam?

    see this.
    https://phillosophywale.wordpress.com/?blogsub=confirming#subscribe-blog
    Nice blog mam, thanks for sharing. I will be active there by tonight.

    BornPhilosopher.
  • I urgently need standard model answers of philosophy optional questions either previous year or simillar question.
    Share even if you have some topper's answer sheet of some test series.
    Please share if anyone knows any link or posseses the actual soft copies.
    BornPhilosopher.
  • its seems there is no one selected from philosophy this year..Not seen any guidance or blog :(
  • edited July 10

    its seems there is no one selected from philosophy this year..Not seen any guidance or blog :(

    Sir with due respect- agar aapne Gangs of wasseypur 2 dekhi ho : Hindustan me jab tak cinema hai tab tak log tuchiya bante rahenge " wala dialogue - Philosophy me jab tak log sirf coaching wale notes padhte rahenge aur masteron ki chaplusi karte rahenge- fail hote rahenge. Period.

    PS- Jab select ho jaunga, coaching walon ki poaching pe jabardast attack karega, like CrazyPhoton sir did.
    Against Islamic terrorism, Hindu nation agenda of RSS, Communist bloodshed in Kerala and WB. Learning "how to become a rationalist".

    हर हर महादेव | जय माँ भवानी |
  • It seems this thread will die soon as other threads on philosophy becomes dead soon !!!

    I won't let this initiative die. I will keep on sharing my journey time to time, my experiences will be of some help for the newbies in future.

    Aarambh ho. Jai Mahismati B)
    Against Islamic terrorism, Hindu nation agenda of RSS, Communist bloodshed in Kerala and WB. Learning "how to become a rationalist".

    हर हर महादेव | जय माँ भवानी |
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