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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers: PHILOSOPHY (Major) (Indian Philosophy - I) ' (November)-2014


2014
(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 question


1. Find out the correct answers: 1x8=8
  1. Agni/Varuna is the custodian of Rta.
  2. Syadvada/Anekantavada is the metaphysical theory of Jainism.
  3. Madhyampratipada is the middle way/extreme way to realize Nirvana.
  4. Validity and invalidity of knowledge are extrinsic/intrinsic according to Nyaya Philosophy.
  5. Vaisesika atoms differ from one another in quality/both quality and quantity.
  6. “The piece of sandalwood looks fragrant” is an example of Samanyalaksana/Jnanalaksana Pratyaksa.
  7. Yogacara School of Buddhism admits mind and its ideas/objects of physical world.
  8. Anyathakhyativada is advocated by Nyaya/Buddhistic Philosophy.
2. Write short notes on any four of the following: 4x4=16
  1. Vedic concept of Rta.
  2. Nayavada in Jainism.
  3. Anatmavada in Buddhism.
  4. Nyaya concept of Aprama.
  5. Guna as a category of Vaisesika Philosophy.
3. Explain the general characteristics of Indian Philosophy. 11
Or
Describe the Upanisadic concept of individual-self with reference to its five sheaths (Pancakosa).
4. Critically discuss the epistemological doctrine of Carvaka School. Does it accept Anumana and Sabda as means of knowledge? 6+5=11
Or
How many substances are recognized by Jaina metaphysics? Briefly explain them. 1+10=11
5. What are the Four Noble Truths according to Buddha? Explain Second Noble Truth on the basis of its causal theory Pratityasamutpada. 2+9=11
Or
Who is the systematic expounder of Sunyavada? Explain the theory with reference to the term ‘Sunya’.
6. What is the distinction between Prama and Aprama? What are the Pramanas as accepted by Nyaya epistemology? Explain Sabda as one of the Pramanas. 2+2+7=11
Or
What is the meaning of Khyati? What is the name of the theory of error as accepted by Nyaya Philosophy? Explain the theory with illustration. 1+1+9=11
7. What is Dravya (substance) according to Vaisesikas? How is it related to Guna and Karma? 2+9=11
Or
Give an account of Vaisesika theory of Atomism. What is the role of God in this theory? 8+3=11



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