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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers: PHILOSOPHY (Major) (Indian Philosophy - I) ' (November)-2012


2012
(November)
PHILOSOPHY
(Major)
Course: 101
(Indian Philosophy - I)
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 answers: 1x8=8
  1. There are four/five kinds of Rna as accepted by Veda.
  2. Madhyamikavada admits/denies both mental and physical world.
  3. Nyaya/Carvaka philosophy is the Samanatantra of Vaisesika philosophy.
  4. Anyathakhyativada is a theory of truth/error.
  5. Logical ground of Anumana is Vyapti/Paksadharmata.
  6. Vatsayana is one of the commentators of Nyaya Sutra/Vaisesika Sutra.
  7. There are two/three types of Vedanugata systems of Indian philosophy.
2. Write short notes on any four of the following: 4x4=16
  1. Rta as physical and moral order.
  2. Pararthanumana (Inference for others)
  3. Paramanuvada of Vaisesika.
  4. Ajiva.
  5. Madhyam Prativada.
Or
Nirvana
3. Write a brief sketch on the schools of Indian Philosophy. 11
Or
Evaluate the charges against Indian philosophy that ‘Indian philosophy is dogmatic’ and ‘Indian philosophy is non-ethical’. 6+5=11
4. Explain Jaina concept of Syadvada with special reference to (seven-fold-judgement) Saptabhanginaya. 12
Or
How does Carvaka philosophy reject the non-material entities like ether, eternal soul and God? Do you support Carvaka’s position?
5. Critically explain Anatmavada of Buddhism. 11
What are the realistic schools of Buddhism? Is there any difference between them? Explain any one of them. 2+2+7=11
6. What is the distinction between Prama and Aprama? Explain different types of Aprama as accepted by Nyaya philosophy. 3+8=11
Or
Write briefly Nyaya view of Perception as one of the Pramanas. 11
7. What is the meaning of the term ‘Padartha’? Discuss substance (Dravya) as one of the Padarthas.    1+10=11
Or
What is the seventh Padartha of Vaisesika school? Explain it with illustration. 1+10=11



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