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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:PHILOSOPHY (Major) (Western Philosophy - II)' (November)-2015

Course: 302
(Western Philosophy - II)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32 (Backlog)/24 (2014 onwards)
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Find out the correct answer: 1x8=8
  1. All the qualities of an object are real and objective according to scientific realism/naïve realism.
  2. Phenomenalistic idealism is propounded by Kant/Hume.
  3. Absolute creation is the creation out of nothing/out of pre-existing matter.
  4. According to teleological argument, God is the moral governor/intelligent designer of the world.
  5. Pantheism/Deism conceives God as wholly transcending the world.
  6. Values are entirely subjective/both subjective and objective.
  7. Neo-critical realism is associated with the concept of character-complex/neutral entities.
  8. Bergson’s concept of elan vital can be grasped by intellect/intuition.
2. Write short notes on any four of the following: 4x4=16
  1. Distinction between primary and secondary qualities.
  2. Esse est percipi.
  3. Creative evolution.
  4. Attributes of God.
  5. Concrete monism of Hegel.
3. What are the characteristics of realism? Critically explain naïve realism or common sense realism.     4+8=12
Give a critical account of new-realism. 12
4. Explain and examine phenomenalistic idealism. 11
Give a comparative study on subjective idealism of Berkeley and objective idealism of Hegel.
5. Explain the principles of Darwin’s theory of biological evolution. Do you support it? 9+2=11
Who are the exponents of the theory of emergent evolution? Write a critical note on the theory. 2+9=11
6. Critically explain Deism as one of the theories of the relation between God and the World. 11
Write a brief account of the ontological and the moral argument regarding the existence of God.       5 ½ +5 ½=11
7. What is meant by value? Distinguish between relative and absolute values. 4+7=11
Critically explain the theory of pluralism. 11


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