Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 2nd Semester) Question Papers - Philosophy Major (May'2014)

2014
(May)
PHILOSOPHY
(Major)
Course: 201
(Western Philosophy - I)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Find out the correct answer: 1x8=8
  1. Philosophy as the science of values is called metaphysics / axiology / theology.
  2. Rationalism is a theory of a priorism / aposteriorism / scepticism.
  3. Knowledge according to Ryle is practical / theoretical / applied.
  4. The positivists’ concept of meaning leads to elimination of metaphysics / empirical science / moral science.
  5. According to conceptualism universal is only a name / concrete idea / abstract idea.
  6. Locke / Berkeley / Hume say that substance is unknown and unknowable.
  7. ‘Treatise of Human Nature’ is the work of Descartes / Hume / Spinoza.
  8. Realists are supporters of correspondence / coherence / pragmatic theory of truth.
2. Write short notes on any four of the following: 4x4=16
  1. Relevance of philosophy.
  2. Classification of knowledge after Russell.
  3. Characteristics of conceptual space.
  4. Argument from polar concept.
  5. Pragmatic theory of truth.
3. Answer the following questions:
  1. Explain the nature of philosophy and determine its relation to epistemology. 6+6=12
Or
“The sciences without philosophy are an aggregate without unity, a body without a soul, philosophy without the sciences, is a soul without a body……”.
Determine the relation between science and philosophy with reference to the above statement. 12
  1. Define knowledge and explain its various kinds. 2+9=11
Or
Explain the necessary and sufficient conditions of propositional knowledge. 11
  1. Examine Locke’s empiricism as one of the theories of knowledge. 11
Or
Discuss the nature and origin of space as a category of knowledge. 5+6=11
  1. Explain the problem of certainty of knowledge after scepticism. Is there any solution? Explain.    5+6=11
  2. Discuss fully the self-evident theory of truth. 11
Or
What is universal? Examine the realistic theory of universals. 2+9=11

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