Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 2nd Semester) Question Papers - Philosophy General (May'2012)

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 is the science and criticism of cognition.” It is said by Plato / Kant / John Locke.
  2. Metaphysics is the study of reality / knowledge / value.
  3. According to Descartes, ideas are of two / three / four kinds.
  4. “There is nothing in the intellect which was not previously in the senses.” It is said by Descartes / Locke / Hume.
  5. According to Spinoza, substance is one / two / many.
  6. According to Kant, categories of knowledge are ten / eleven twelve.
  7. The realists support correspondence / coherence / pragmatic theory of truth.
  8. Greek philosopher Plato was an idealist / realist philosopher.
2. Write briefly on (any four): 4x4=16
  1. Scope of philosophy.
  2. Rationalists’ view on substance.
  3. Pragmatic theory of truth.
  4. Logical positivism.
  5. Subjective idealism.
  6. Scepticism.
3. Define philosophy. Discuss the difference between philosophy and metaphysics. 4+10=14
Discuss the nature of philosophy. Explain the relation between philosophy and axiology.
4. Critically explain Kant’s critical theory as a theory of the origin of knowledge. 14
What is rationalism? What are the views of the rationalists regarding the origin of knowledge? Discuss.    2+12=14
5. What is space? What are the characteristics of space? Distinguish between perceptual space and conceptual space. 4+4+6=14
Explain coherence theory of truth. Do you consider this theory to be more satisfactory than the correspondence theory of truth? 10+4=14
6. What is realism? Critically explain representative theory or scientific realism. 4+10=14
What is idealism? Discuss about Hegel’s objective idealism. 4+10=14