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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 4th Semester) Question Papers - Philosophy General (May' 2015)

2015
(May)
PHILOSOPHY
(General)
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. Hegel is an exponent of concrete monism/abstract monism.
  2. Spinoza/Martineau is the supporter of pantheism.
  3. “The world is created at a particular time.” This view is upheld by Deism/Theism.
  4. The English word ‘Ethics’ is derived from the Greek/Latin word ‘Ethica’.
  5. Ethics deals with fact/value.
  6. ‘Right’ is of two/three types.
  7. Aristotle’s ethical theory is known as Eudaemonism/Hedonism.
  8. Hedonism is mainly divided into two/three types.
2. Write short notes on (any four): 4x4=16
  1. Dualism.
  2. Utility of the study of ethics.
  3. The cosmological argument as a proof for the existence of God.
  4. Moral obligation.
  5. Altruistic hedonism.
3. What do you mean by absolute reality? Explain and examine Leibniz’s spiritualistic atomism as a theory of absolute reality. 2+9=11
Or
What are the different kinds of value? Explain them. 11
4. What are the theories regarding the relation between God and the world? Explain any one of these theories. 2+9=11
Or
Discuss the attributes of God. 11
5. Explain the nature of ethics as the science of conduct. Can it be called a practical science? 7+4=11
Or
What is Ethics? Discuss its scope. 3+8=11
6. What do you mean by moral judgement? What is the real object of moral judgement? 4+8=12
Or
What are the postulates of morality? Discuss the role of ‘freedom of will’ in this connection. 2+10=12
7. What is Egoistic Hedonism? Explain briefly its different forms. 2+9=11
Or
Critically explain deontological ethics of Kant. 11