Thursday, April 27, 2017

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

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. Choose the correct answer: 1x8=8
  1. “Philosophy is the criticism of language.” It is said by Kant / Russell / A. J. Ayer.
  2. “All qualities are subjective.” It is said by Locke / Berkeley / Spinoza.
  3. The author of An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is Hume / Locke / Leibnitz.
  4. According to Descartes / Spinoza / Berkeley, God is the only substance.
  5. The coherence theory of truth is supported by idealists / realists.
  6. “There is nothing in the intellect which was not previously in the sense.” It is said by Hume / Leibnitz / Locke.
  7. Naïve realism can / cannot explain dream / illusion.
  8. According to Spinoza / Leibnitz / Berkeley, God is the monad of monads.
2. Write brief notes on (any four): 4x4=16
  1. Epistemology.
  2. Self-evident theory of truth.
  3. Empiricists’ view of substance.
  4. Characteristics of idealism.
  5. Logical positivism.
3. What do you mean by Philosophy? Explain the nature of philosophy. What is the relation between philosophy and theology? 2+4+8=14
Explain the relation between philosophy and metaphysics. Is metaphysics possible? 8+6=14
4. Explain rationalism as a theory of origin of knowledge. 14
What is criticism? Explain Kant’s critical theory regarding the origin of knowledge. Is it a satisfactory theory? 2+10+2=14
5. What is category of knowledge? What are the fundamental categories of knowledge? Explain perceptual space and conceptual space. 2+4+8=14
Critically explain the correspondence theory of truth. Is it a satisfactory theory? 12+2=14
6. What is realism? What are the different kinds of it? Explain the scientific realism of Locke. 2+4+8=14
Critically explain the objective idealism of Hegel. 14