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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:PHILOSOPHY (Major) (Logic - Indian)' November-2015

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. Find out the correct answer: 1x8=8
  1. Indian logic is called Nyaya since 6th century/1st century BC.
  2. Jainism/Buddhism is associated with the relativity theory of knowledge.
  3. The great work on Indian logic entitled ‘Tattvacintamoni’ has been written by Gautama/Gangesa.
  4. Pramana is the Karana/Karana of Prama.
  5. According to Nyaya epistemology, ordinary perception (Laukika pratyaksa) is classified into five/six types.
  6. Avyabhicari or Unerring is one of the characteristics of Prama/Pramana according to Jayanta Bhatta.
  7. Paksata/Vyapti is the logical ground of Anumana.
  8. “Sky lotus is fragrant” is an example of Asrayasiddha/Vyapyatasiddha Hetvabhasa.
2. Write short notes on any four of the following: 4x4=16
  1. Contributions of Buddhist logic to Indian thought.
  2. Pramana as the instrumental cause of Prama.
  3. Buddhist concept of perception.
  4. Constituents of Anumana in Nyaya philosophy.
  5. Viruddha as one of the Hetvabhasas.
3. Discuss the development of Indian logic with reference to its three disciplines – orthodox Hindu logic, Buddhist logic and Jaina logic. 12
Determine the relation of logic and epistemology from Indian perspective. Do you consider epistemology to be a part of logic in Indian philosophy? 10+2=12
4. How many Pramanas are recognized by Nyaya philosophy? Determine the nature of Prama with special reference to its characteristics – truth and novelty. 1+10=11
Define Pramana and determine its characteristics. 2+9=11
5. Define Pratyaksa (perception) from the perspective of Nyaya. Explain the stages of perception as recognized by Nyaya epistemology. 3+8=11
What do you mean by Arthapatti? Write the importance of it as one of the Pramanas in Mimamsa philosophy. 3+8=11
6. What is the Pramana of inferential cognition? Explain its various types as admitted by Uddyotakara. 1+10=11
What is Vyapti? What are its different forms? Explain with suitable examples. 3+8=11
7. Is reason a constituent of Anumana? Explain the marks of valid reason with examples. 1+10=11
What do you mean by Hetvabhasa? How many Hetvabhasas are recognized by Nyaya philosophy? Explain Savyabhicara as one of the Hetvabhasas. 11


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