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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers: PHILOSOPHY (Major) (Social and Political Philosophy) ' May 2015


2015
(May)
PHILOSOPHY
(Major)
Course: 603
(Social and Political 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)      Social philosophy is a positive science / normative science.
b)      “Social philosophy, as the very name indicates, is the meeting point of sociology and philosophy and may equally belong to both branches of knowledge” is a statement of Gisbert / Ginsberg.
c)       The scope of social philosophy is restricted / extended.
d)      There are three / four fundamental aspects of human life.
e)      The term family is derived from the Greek / Roman word ‘famulus’.
f)       Religion hampers / does not hamper social progress.
g)      There are two / three types of democracy.
h)      “The State exists for the bare need of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life” is the statement of Plato / Aristotle.
2. Write briefly on the following:                               4x4=16
i)        Group mind theory.
j)        In-group and out-group.
k)      Family.
l)        Justice.
3. What is social philosophy? Determine the relation between social philosophy and political science.         3+8=11
Or
            Discuss the subject matter of political philosophy.
4. What is the social nature of man? What are psychological and philosophical basis of social life?               3+8=11
Or
    What are the different theories regarding the relation between society and individual? Critically explain the social contract theory of the origin of society.                                                 4+7=11
5. What is the natural basis of family? Explain the distinctive features of a family.                                              2+9=11
Or
    What do you mean by social evil? How does the social evil effect the modern society? Discuss.                              2+9=11
6. Enumerate the main features of the State and determine the relation of State and society.                    11
Or
    Discuss critically the Idealistic theory regarding the origin of the State.
7. Explain the general significance of democracy as social ideal.                  12
Or
    Give a suitable definition of democracy. What are the merits and demerits of democracy? Explain.      2+10=12


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