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Dibrugarh University (BA - 1st Semester) Question Paper - Philosophy (Nov' 2012)

2012
(November)
PHILOSOPHY
(General)
Course: 101
(Indian Philosophy - I)
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. Indian philosophy is/is not Hindu philosophy.
  2. The Carvaka advocates realism/materialism/idealism.
  3. The Jainas admit/do not admit many souls.
  4. According to Buddhism, there are ten/twelve causes of suffering.
  5. The chief emphasis of Nyaya philosophy is on metaphysics/epistemology/ethics.
  6. The Vaisesika philosophy admits five/six/seven categories.
  7. Mimamsa philosophy is called karma mimamsa/Jnana mimamsa.
  8. Gandhi/Radhakrishnan/Rabindra Nath Tagore is the supporter of intuition.
2. Write short notes on (any four): 4x4=16


  1. Astika schools of Indian philosophy.
  2. Concept of liberation in Indian philosophy.
  3. Importance of perception in Carvaka epistemology.
  4. Carvaka’s conception of God.
  5. Yogaja pratyaksa.
3. What is dogmatism? Is Indian philosophy dogmatic? 3+8=11
Or
Determine the nature of Indian philosophy with special reference to heterodox systems of Indian philosophy.   11
4. Discuss fully the Carvaka epistemology. 12
Or
Describe in detail the ‘Syadvada’ in Jaina philosophy.
5. What does Radhakrishnan mean by ‘intuition’? Discuss after Radhakrishnan the relation between intellect and intuition. 3+8=11
Or
What are the different sources of knowledge according to Mimamsa philosophy? Describe fully postulation with reference to the Mimamsa philosophy.
6. What is ‘dravya’ according to Vaisesika philosophy? Explain its different kinds. 2+9=11
7. Explain Astikaya Dravyas as accepted by Jaina metaphysics. 11
Or
Discuss fully Anityavada of Buddhism. 11

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