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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:PHILOSOPHY (Western Philosophy)'(May)-2014

Course: 401
(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
  1. Spiritualistic pluralism is advocated by Democritus / Leibniz.
  2. The ontological argument / teleological argument consists in inferring the existence of God from the idea of God.
  3. Spinoza / Hegel is supporter of pantheism.
  4. The English word, ‘Ethics’ is derived from the Greek / Latin word ‘Ethica’.
  5. According to G. E. Moore, ‘good’ is definable / indefinable.
  6. Moral sentiments are imperative / not imperative.
  7. There are two / three types of hedonism.
  8. According to Kant / Mill, moral law is a categorical imperative.
2. Write short notes on (any four): 4x4=16
  1. Nature of values.
  2. Panentheism.
  3. Concept of Right.
  4. Postulate of morality.
  5. Egoistic hedonism.
3. What is Monism? What is the difference between abstract monism and concrete monism? 3+8=11
What is the meaning of value? What are its different kinds? Explain them.
4. Write what you know about Deism. Is this theory satisfactory? 9+2=11
Explain critically ontological argument or moral argument regarding the existence of God. 11
5. Discuss the nature and utility of Ethics. 5+6=11
Why is Ethics called a normative science? Determine the relation between Ethics and Political Science.
6. What is meant by moral judgement? What is the relation between moral sentiment and moral judgement
What do you mean by moral obligation? Discuss categorical imperative of Kant or the view of the perfectionist in relation to moral obligation. 4+8=12
7. Explain Mill’s utilitarianism as a moral standard. 11
Discuss Bentham’s gross altruistic hedonism.


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