Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers: PHILOSOPHY (Major) (Logic - Indian) ' November - 2013

[BA 5th Sem Question Papers, Dibrugarh University, 2013, Philosophy, Major, Logic - Indian]

2013 (Nov)
Course: 501
(Logic - Indian)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Choose the correct answer: 1x8=8
  1. Indian logic has been termed as Tarkasastra or Tarkavidya from 13the century AD/10the century AD.
  2. The father of modern Indian logic Aksapada/Gongesa.
  3. Smrti is categorized as Prama/Aprama in Nyaya philosophy.
  4. As a valid form of cognition, perception is indeterminate/determinate in Buddhism.
  5. Vyapti is the logical/psychological ground of Anumana.
  6. Arthapatti is taken as an independent source of knowledge of Nyaya/Mimamsa philosophy.
  7. The Charam Karana of Anumana is Linga Paramarsa/Vyapti.
  8. One of the marks of valid reason is Paksata/Paksadharmata.
2. Write short notes of any four of the following: 4x4=16
  1. Role of Buddhist logic in the development of Indian logic.
  2. Pramana as Karana.
  3. Arthapatti as Pramana.
  4. Samanya Laksana pratyaksa.
  5. Badhita as one of the Hetvabhasas.
3. Discuss the development and nature of Indian logic. 12
Determine the relation of logic epistemology in Indian tradition.
4. What do you mean by Prama? Briefly explain the different forms of Prama and Aprama. 2+9=11
What is Pramana? Explain its characteristics. 11
5. Give a general outline of Nyaya views on Pratyaksa. 11
Define Pratyaksa from Buddhistic logic. Does it support Savikalpaka Pratyaksa as the valid form of cognition? Explain. 2+1+8=11
6. What is Anumana? State and explain the terms and propositions involved in an inferential process.        3+8=11
Explain the ascertainment of Vyapti from Nyaya perspective. 11
7. What are the marks of valid reason? Explain with examples. 5+6=11
What is the literal meaning of the term ‘Hetvabhasa’? Explain with illustration the types of Asiddha as one of the forms of Hetvabhasas. 11


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