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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:PHILOSOPHY (Major) (Logic - Indian) ' November-2014

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. Buddhist logic/Jaina logic is concerned with the Apoha theory of negation.
  2. Indian logic is termed as Pramanasastra in medieval/ancient period.
  3. Uncontradictedness is one of the features of Prama according to Advaitavedanta/ Buddhism.
  4. There is an element of doubt in Arthapatti according to Prabhakara Misra/Kumarila Bhatta.
  5. Anumiti or inferential cognition is a mediate/an immediate knowledge.
  6. Five-membered syllogism is a kind of Svarthanumana/ Pararthanumana.
  7. Universal relation between Hetu and Sadhya is known as Vyapti/Paksadharmata.
  8. “Sound is eternal because it is produced” is an example of Viruddha/Badhita Hetvabhasa.
2. Write short notes on the following: 4x4=16
  1. Three disciplines of Indian logic.
  2. Characteristics of Pramana.
  3. Paksata.
  4. Mimamsa view of perception.
3. “Indian logic is Anviksiki or Nyaya Vistara or Nyaya Darsana or Pramanasastra or Tarkasastra.” Discuss the development of Indian logic from ancient to modern period (13th century). 11
“In Indian philosophy the term ‘Pramanasastra’ includes both epistemology and logic to its scope.” Explain the significance of the statement from the perspective of Indian logic.
4. What is the distinction between Prama and Aprama? Does Mimamsa philosophy admit Smrti as Pramana? Discuss various kinds of Aprama. 2+3+7=12
Pramana is defined as the Karana of Prama. Discuss the nature of Karana as distinguished from Karana. 12
5. Define Pratyaksa from Nyaya epistemology. What are its various kinds? Briefly discuss Alaukika Pratyaksa or extraordinary perception. 2+3+6=11
What is the meaning of Arthapatti? Does Nyaya epistemology support Arthapatti as an independent Pramana? Explain Mimamsa view of Arthapatti. 1+1+9=11
6. Define Anumiti or inferential cognition. Classify Anumana from Gautama’s Nyaya Sutra.      2+9=11
What is the logical ground of inference? Discuss the nature and classification of it with suitable illustrations.  1+4+6=11
7. Mention the characteristics of Sadhetu (valid reason). Are they necessary for arriving valid conclusion in inferential process? 5+6=11
The true function of Hetu is to prove Sadhya in Paksa. Do the Satpratipaksa and Viruddha Hetu able to prove it? Discuss. 11



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