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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers: PHILOSOPHY (Major)' (Contemporary Western Philosophy) ' May 2015

Course: 602
(Contemporary 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:                  1x8=8

a)      “Whatever is experienced is real.” The statement is of Husserl / William James.
b)      G. E. Moore / Russell is the author of the book, Principia Mathematica.
c)       “All propositions are of equal value.” The statement of Russell / Wittgenstein.
d)      There are two / three types of facts according to Russell.
e)      Kierkegaard supported / opposed to the rationalism of Hegel.
f)       Gabriel Marcel is an atheistic / a theistic existentialist.
g)      According to Husserl / J. P. Sartre, “All consciousness is consciousness of something.”
h)      Husserl / Strawson rejects the no-ownership theory.
2. Write short notes on the following (any four):                               4x4=16
i)        William James’ conception of Truth and Error.
j)        Ayer’s elimination of Metaphysics.
k)      Russell’s conception of Facts.
l)        Atheistic Existentialism.
m)    Strawson concept of Person.
3. Explain the nature and function of knowledge after William James.                     9
    What do you mean by Pragmatism? Write an easy on pragmatism.                       2+7=9
4. Critically explain the Neo-Realism of G. E. Moore.                        10
    What is Sense Data? Explain the conception of sense data after G. E. Moore.                  2+8=10
5. What does Wittgenstein mean by the term ‘facts’? Explain his conception of facts and proposition.         4+10=14
    What is Atomism? Give an account of Wittgenstein’s refutation of atomism.                   2+12=14
6. Explain the mean features of Theistic Existentialism. Name the three theistic existentialists.                   6+3=9
    “Existence precedes essence.” Explain and evaluate J. P. Sartre’s humanism in the light of this statement.       9
7. Write an essay on Phenomenalism.                                    14
    Give an account of Husserl’s Phenomenology.                               14


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