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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 4th Semester) Question Papers - Philosophy General (May' 2014)

2014
(May)
PHILOSOPHY
(General)
Course: 401
(Western Philosophy)
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. Spiritualistic pluralism is advocated by Democritus / Leibniz.
  2. The ontological argument / teleological argument consists in inferring the existence of God from the idea of God.
  3. Spinoza / Hegel is supporter of pantheism.
  4. The English word, ‘Ethics’ is derived from the Greek / Latin word ‘Ethica’.
  5. According to G. E. Moore, ‘good’ is definable / indefinable.
  6. Moral sentiments are imperative / not imperative.
  7. There are two / three types of hedonism.
  8. According to Kant / Mill, moral law is a categorical imperative.
2. Write short notes on (any four): 4x4=16
  1. Nature of values.
  2. Panentheism.
  3. Concept of Right.
  4. Postulate of morality.
  5. Egoistic hedonism.
3. What is Monism? What is the difference between abstract monism and concrete monism? 3+8=11
Or
What is the meaning of value? What are its different kinds? Explain them.
4. Write what you know about Deism. Is this theory satisfactory? 9+2=11
Or
Explain critically ontological argument or moral argument regarding the existence of God. 11
5. Discuss the nature and utility of Ethics. 5+6=11
Or
Why is Ethics called a normative science? Determine the relation between Ethics and Political Science.    4+7=11
6. What is meant by moral judgement? What is the relation between moral sentiment and moral judgement? 4+8=12
Or
What do you mean by moral obligation? Discuss categorical imperative of Kant or the view of the perfectionist in relation to moral obligation. 4+8=12
7. Explain Mill’s utilitarianism as a moral standard. 11
Or
Discuss Bentham’s gross altruistic hedonism.