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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:PHILOSOPHY (Major) (Logic - Western) ' November-2013

Course: 503
(Logic - Western)
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. The theory of Atoms is related to
  1. Heraclitus.
  2. Democritus.
  3. Parmenides.
  4. Anaximenes.
  1. Interactionism is one of the theories of mind-body relation advocated by
  1. Spinoza.
  2. Leibnitz.
  3. Descartes.
  4. Hume.
  1. According to Aristotle, there are ____ kinds of causes.
  1. Two.
  2. Three.
  3. Four.
  4. Five.
  1. According to Spinoza, body and mind are
  1. Causally independent.
  2. Interact with each other.
  3. Parallel to each other.
  4. None of the above.
  1. John Locke has divided the qualities of things into
  1. A priori and a posteriori.
  2. Empirical and rational.
  3. Primary and secondary.
  4. Simple and complex.
  1. According to Hume, there are two kinds of contents of the mind, namely
  1. Sensation and impression.
  2. Knowledge and ignorance.
  3. Subjective and objective ideas.
  4. Impressions and ideas.

  1. The Critique of Pure Reason is written by
  1. Kant.
  2. Hegel.
  3. Hume.
  4. Bradley.
  1. The Absolute for Hegel is
  1. Substance.
  2. Soul.
  3. God.
  4. Idea.
2. Write short notes on (any four): 4x4=16
  1. Atomism of Democritus.
  2. Attributes according to Spinoza.
  3. ‘Esse est percipi’
  4. Primary and secondary qualities.
  5. Metaphysical exposition of space.
3. “Number must be true, the true realities, and the ground of things.” Explain the number theory of Pythagoras with reference to this statement. 11
Critically discuss the view of Socrates, “Virtue is Knowledge”.
4. Discuss the concept of ‘Form and Matter’ in the philosophy of Aristotle. 11
Explain Plato’s theory of Idea.
5. What according to Descartes is the method of philosophy? Bring out the full significance of his argument, “I think, therefore I am”. 2+10=12
What are the ‘Monads’ according to Leibnitz? If the monads are qualitatively different, then how is the harmony of the universe maintained? 2+10=12
6. How does Locke refute the doctrine of Innate Ideas? Do you agree with him? 9+2=11
Explain and examine Hume’s view of Causality. 11
7. “Knowledge consists in synthetic a priori judgement.” How far is this statement of Kant acceptable? Discuss fully. 11
“The Real is Rational and the Rational is Real.” Examine this statement of Hegel with reference to his Absolute Idealism.


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