Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 4th Semester) Question Papers - Philosophy Major 2 (May' 2013)

Course: 402
(Ethics: Western)
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. Ethics deals with voluntary / non-voluntary actions.
  2. Moral sentiment is the affective / conative element of moral consciousness.
  3. Kant discusses moral theory in his pure reason / practical reason.
  4. “Good is indefinable” according to G. E. Moore / R. M. Hare.
  5. Capital punishment is accepted by reformative / retributive theory of punishment.
  6. Aristotle’s ethical theory is known as Eudaemonism / Hedonism.
  7. Moral obligation is imposed from outside / within.
  8. The term ‘right’ is derived from rectus wring.
2. Write short notes on the following (any four): 4x4=16
  1. Utility of the study of ethics.
  2. Moral obligation.
  3. Egoism.
  4. Applied ethics.
  5. Preventive theory of punishment.
3. Answer the following:
  1. Define ethics and determine its scope. 3+8=11
Explain the relation of ethics to Metaphysics. Are they identical? 9+2=11
  1. What is moral judgement? Determine the real object of moral judgement. 4+8=12
Explain the meaning of good ought and right from ethical standpoint. 4x3=12
  1. Explain virtue ethics of Plato. 11
Critically explain the moral standard of ‘greatest happiness of the greatest number’.
  1. Critically explain emotive theory of Stevenson. 11
Determine the importance of the study of environmental ethics.
  1. What are the postulates of Morality? Explain freedom of will as one of the postulates of it. 3+8=11
Is punishment morally justified? Explain retributive theory of punishment. 2+9=11