Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 4th Semester) Question Papers - Philosophy Major 1 (May' 2013)

Course: 401
(Ethics: Indian)
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. The four/five Asramas balance the ethico-social conduct of an individual.
  2. There are four/five dharma according to Chandogyaupanisad.
  3. “Do not perform actions with the motive of some future benefit.” It is the principle of Sakama karma/Niskama karma.
  4. Carvaka ethics is purely rigoristic / hedonistic.
  5. Anubrata means the great/minutest part of the great vow.
  6. Buddhism laid emphasis on Kama/Dharma.
  7. The yoga system admits five/six yamas or restraints.
  8. There are three/four steps of inner means (Antaranga sadhana) of yoga.
2. Write short notes on: 4x4=16
  1. Caturasrama Dharma.
  2. ‘Maksa’ as a Purusartha.
  3. Mahavrata.
  4. Svadharma.
3. What is the meaning of the term Dharma? What are its classifications? Discuss. 4+8=12
Discuss about the Varnasrama dharma.
4. “The law of karma is the ethical background of Indian Philosophy.” Elucidate the statement. 11
Explain the interrelationship among the Purusarthas.
5. Write on the ethical doctrine of Carvaka system. 11
Explain the Buddhist ethics of Eight-fold Path.
6. Give a brief account of the ethical doctrine of yoga system. 11
Write a note on ‘Ahimsa’ after Gandhi.
7. “’Karma’ and ‘Moksa’ are not contrast to each other.” Explain the statement from ‘Karmayoga’ of Bhagavad-Gita. 11
Elucidate the Gita’s view of right action and good conduct.