Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 2nd Semester) Question Papers - Philosophy General (May' 2015)

Course: 201
(Western Philosophy - I)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32/24
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Choose the correct answer: 1x8=8
  1. Metaphysics studies about knowledge / reality.
  2. Socrates was a rationalist / empiricist.
  3. Descartes / Carnap is a logical positivist.
  4. Mind is a “Tabula rasa” – said by Locke / Berkeley.
  5. A Treatise of Human Nature – the author of his books is Locke / Hume.
  6. According to Aristotle, categories of knowledge are 1 / 10.
  7. Correspondence theory of truth is supported by idealists / realists.
  8. According to Locke, secondary qualities are objective / subjective.
2. Write short notes on (any four): 4x4=16
  1. Metaphysics.
  2. Pragmatic theory of truth.
  3. Naïve realism.
  4. Characteristics of realism.
  5. Characteristics of conceptual time.
3. Explain the scope of Philosophy. What is the relation between philosophy and epistemology? 6+8=14
What is Philosophy? Explain the relation between philosophy and axiology. Is philosophy relevant? 2+8+4=14
4. Explain empiricism as a theory of origin of knowledge. 14
Explain scepticism as a theory of origin of knowledge.
5. What do you mean by category of knowledge? What is causality as a category of knowledge? Explain empirical view of causality. 2+4+8=14
How many theories are there regarding truth and what are they? Explain coherence theory of truth. 1+4+9=14
6. Explain the main subject-matter of logical positivism. 14
Critically explain the subjective idealism of Berkeley. 14