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Dibrugarh University (BA - 4th Semester) Question Papers - Philosophy Major 1 (May' 2014)

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. ‘Dharma’ is identified with truth/beauty in Upanishads.
  2. There are four/five Varnas or classes in ancient society.
  3. ‘Artha’ and ‘Dharma’ have instrumental/intrinsic value.
  4. In Buddhist ethics, the ultimate aim of meditation is to earn/eradicate desire.
  5. Jainism lays greater emphasis on strict adherence to ethical code/ epistemology.
  6. According to yoga, there is theoretical/practical way to achieve self-purification.
  7. According to Veda/Bhagavad Gita, the four divisions of society have been created on the basis of inclination and profession.
  8. The universality of ethics has been proved by Gandhi on the metaphysical/axiological ground.
2. Write short notes on: 4x4=16
  1. Varnasrama dharma.
  2. ‘Artha’ as a Purusartha.
  3. Ahimsa in Gandhian ethics.
  4. Triratna in Jaina ethics.
3. “The aim of Indian philosophy is not merely to satisfy our intellectual curiosity but to give us a way of life.” Explain fully the meaning of the term ‘Dharma’ in the light of this statement. 11
Discuss about the Caturasrama dharma with its ethical significance. 11
4. Explain the interrelationship between any two Purusarthas. 11
Write on Purusartha sadhana that lead to the highest end.
5. State the ethical teaching of Carvaka. What are its theoretical foundations? 8+3=11
Give a brief account of the ethical doctrine of Jaina. 11
6. “Yoga is cittavritti nirodha.” Explain. 11
Write a note on ‘Satyagraha’ after Gandhi.
7. Give an account of the ethics of Bhagavad Gita. 11
How does Gita synthetize Jnana, karma and bhakti margas? Explain.

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