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BA 4th Semester Question Papers: Western Philosophy – II

2017 (May)
Course: 401
(Western Philosophy – II)
Full marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32/24
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Find out the correct answer:                                  1x8=8
a)      Leibniz/Democritus is the propounder of atomism.
b)      According to pantheism/panentheism, “All things are in God”.
c)       Judgements of values are positive/normative.
d)      According to Mackenzie/William Lillie, “Ethics is the study of what is right or good in human conduct”.
e)      The English word ‘Good’ is derived from Greek/German word ‘Gut’.
f)       The propounder of eudaemonism is Kant/Aristotle.
g)      Moral sentiments are imperative/not imperative.
h)      According to Altruistic hedonism/egoistic hedonism, ‘the greatest happiness of the greatest number’ should be the moral standard.

2. Write short notes on (any four):                           4x4=16

a)      Dualism.
b)      Causal argument for the existence of God.
c)       Concept of ‘Right’.
d)      Moral sentiment.
e)      Gross utilitarianism.

3. Explain materialistic pluralism as a theory of reality.                     11
What do you mean by value? What are its different forms? Discuss.                        2+9=11

4. Discuss the nature and attributes of God.                        5+6=11
How many theories are there concerning the relation between God and the world? Discuss any one of them.    2+9=11

5. What do you mean by Ethics? Explain the relation between Ethics and Religion.           3+8=11
What is Ethics? Discuss its scope.                              3+8=11

6. What is the proper object of moral judgement? Whether it is motive, intension or character? Justify your answer with suitable examples.                                          2+3+3+4=12
What are the postulates of morality? Explain briefly.                                       4+8=12

7. Explain and examine refined egoistic hedonism as advocated by Epicurus.                          11
Critically explain the moral theory of Kant.                           11

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