Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 4th Semester) Question Papers - Philosophy General (May' 2013)

Course: 401
(Western Philosophy – II)
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. According to pluralism / dualism / monism, there is only one reality of the universe.
  2. There are two / three / four ultimate values of human life.
  3. According to pantheism / panentheism / deism, God is wholly immanent in the world.
  4. The rationalists give three / four / five arguments for the existence of God.
  5. The Ideal of Ethics is truth / beauty / highest good.
  6. The English word, ‘Good’ is derived from German / Greek / Latin word ‘gut’.
  7. There are mainly two / three / four postulates of moral judgement.
  8. According to egoism / altruism / perfectionism, ‘greatest happiness of the greatest number’ is the ultimate moral standard.
2. Write short notes on (any four): 4x4=16
  1. Intrinsic value and extrinsic value.
  2. Moral argument for the existence of God.
  3. Utility of the study of Ethics.
  4. Moral sentiment.
  5. Eudaemonism.
3. What is reality? Explain and examine materialistic atomism or Leibniz’s spiritualistic atomism as a theory of reality. 2+9=11
What is value? Is value subjective or objective? 4+7=11
4. Discuss the nature and attributes of God. 11
Explain the theory of pantheism regarding the relation between God and the World. 4+7=11
5. What is Ethics? How is it related to Philosophy of Religion? 3+8=11
Discuss the scope of Ethics. 11
6. What is meant by moral judgement? What, according to you, is the proper object of moral judgement?      4+8=12
What do you mean by postulates of morality? Discuss. 12
7. What is meant by Hedonism? Compare between egoistic hedonism and altruistic hedonism. 2+9=11
Critically explain deontological ethics of Kant. 11