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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:PHILOSOPHY (Major) (History of Western Philosophy) ' November-2014

Course: 503
(History of Western Philosophy)
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 from the following alternatives in each question: 1x8=8
  1. ‘Virtue is knowledge’, according to
  1. Democritus.
  2. Socrates.
  3. Plato.
  4. Protagoras.
  1. ‘Idea of Good’ is the significant concept in the philosophy of
  1. Aristotle.
  2. Socrates.
  3. Plato.
  4. Pythagoras.
  1. Parallelism is one of the theories of mind-body relation advocated by
  1. Spinoza.
  2. Descartes.
  3. Leibniz.
  4. Hume.
  1. “Existence of God is proved by the idea of God” is the view of
  1. Descartes.
  2. Spinoza.
  3. Hegel.
  4. Hume.
  1. Scientific Realism is advocated by
  1. Alexander.
  2. Moore.
  3. Locke.
  4. Hume.
  1. Sensationalism is associated with
  1. Hume.
  2. Kant.
  3. Hegel.
  4. Spinoza.

  1. ‘Transcendental Aesthetic’ is a part of
  1. The Critique of Pure Reason.
  2. The Critique of Practical Reason.
  3. The Critique of Judgement.
  4. Essay Concerning Human Understanding.
  1. Constructive Dialectic Method is accepted by
  1. Kant.
  2. Plato.
  3. Hegel.
  4. Aristotle.
2. Write short notes on the following: 4x4=16
  1. Number theory of Pythagoras.
  2. Innate ideas of Descartes.
  3. Hume’s theory of Self.
  4. Kant’s view on synthetic a priori judgement.
3. “Man is the measure of all things”.
Explain sophistic movement with reference to the above statement. 11
Critically explain Greek atomism.
4. Discuss different types of cause as accepted by Aristotle. 11
Critically explain Plato’s concept of immortality of the soul.
5. Who is the father of modern Western philosophy? Critically explain his theory of mind-body relation.      1+11=12
Define substance after Spinoza. Explain its relation to attributes and modes. 2+10=12
6. Who is the supporter of a posteriori theory of knowledge? Critically explain the theory. 1+10=11
Critically evaluate the dictum of ‘esse est percipi’. 11
7. What are the forms of sensibility according to Kant? Explain transcendental exposition of them. 2+9=11
What is the method of philosophy as accepted by Hegel? What is the distinction of it with Plato’s philosophical method? Explain Hegel’s method. 1+1+9=11


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