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

Course: 101
(Indian Philosophy - I)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the question

1. Find out the correct answer: 1x8=8
  1. Indian philosophy is pessimistic/optimistic
  2. Humanism is/is not the outlook of contemporary Indian Philosophy.
  3. According to Vaisesika/Mimamsa philosophy, Arthapatti is the valid source of knowledge.
  4. According to Radhakrishnan, intellect intuition can give the knowledge of reality.
  5. According to Carvaka’s, liberation is /is not the supreme end of life.
  6. Nyaya philosophy admits three/four kinds of Pramanas.
  7. “The table is not chair” is an example of Atyentabhava/Ananyabhava.
  8. Kapil/Kanada is the founder of Vaisesika philosophy.
2. Write short notes on (any four):
  1. Saptabhanginaya.
  2. Anityavada in Buddhism.
  3. Four characteristics of contemporary Indian philosophy.
  4. Ordinary perception (Nyaya philosophy)
  5. No-soul theory of Buddhism.
3. What is pessimism? Is Indian philosophy pessimistic? 3+9=12
Discuss the common characteristics of Indian Philosophy. 12
4. On what grounds do the Carvaka’s reject the validity of inference as a source of valid knowledge? 11
Define perception as a means of knowledge. Explain the concept of perception of Buddhism.     2+9=11
5. Discuss different types of extraordinary perception with illustration from Nyaya philosophy. 11
Determine the significance of intuition in Radhakrishnan’s Philosophy.
6. Write on Carvaka ethics. Is it the logical consequence of Carvaka epistemology? Discuss. 8+3=11
What is Abhava according to Vaisesika philosophy? Write its different forms with examples. 2+9=11
7. Explain ‘Ajiva’ substances as accepted by Jaina metaphysics. 11
Discuss the theory of Pratityasamutpada of Buddhism. 11


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