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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:PHILOSOPHY (Major) (Indian Philosophy - II)' (November)-2013

Course: 301
(Indian Philosophy - II)
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. Samkhya believes that bondage and liberation alike are only phenomenal/epiphenomenal.
  2. The Mimamsa theory of Svatahpramanya bears resemblance with the theory of Correspondence/Coherence.
  3. There are four/five conditions of valid knowledge according to Mimamsa.
  4. According to Samkara, from the phenomenal point of view the world is quite real/unreal.
  5. According to Samkara, Maya is the destructive/creative power of the world of name and form.
  6. The immanent and controlling spirit which is called Visesya/Visesanas, in Ramanuja’s Vedanta.
  7. Ramanuja describes two/three classes of Soul.
  8. The Gita represents a unique analysis/Synthesis of action, devotion and knowledge.
2. Answer/Write briefly on the following: 4x4=16
  1. Tanmatras of Samkhya Philosophy.
  2. Name the Anupapattis raised by Ramanuja against Samkara’s conception of Maya.
  3. Doctrine of Incarnation in the Gita.
  4. Three grades of Sattva in Samkara’s Philosophy.
3. Discuss briefly the theory of Evolution of the Samkhya Philosophy. 12
What is the place and nature of God in Yoga Philosophy? Explain.
4. Explain the Mimamsa theory of Svatahpramanyavada. How far it differs from that of Paratahpramanya? 9+2
What is the nature of valid knowledge according to Mimamsa system? Explain the conditions of valid knowledge as accepted by this system. 5+6=11
5. Explain Brahmavivartavada of Samkara’s Vedanta. 11
Discuss Samkara’s account of the nature of ‘Jiva’ and ‘Jivanmukti’. 5+6=11

6. What are the main differences between Samkara and Ramanuja regarding the nature of reality? Discuss. 11
What is bondage according to Ramanuja? Explain the means suggested by him to get rid of bondage. 2+9
7. “God supports the entire universe by pervading it with His single fragment.” Explain the relation between God and the world from Bhagavad Gita’s perspective. 11
Explain clearly the conception of individual Self in the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita. 11


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