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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:PHILOSOPHY (Major) (Western Philosophy - II)' (November)-2014

Course: 302
(Western 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. Scientific realism of Locke believes in the reality of external material objects with their primary/secondary qualities.
  2. Solipsism is the logical consequence of subjective idealism according to Hume/Kant.
  3. ‘Survival of the fittest’ is one of the principles of cosmological/biological evolution.
  4. The cosmological/the ontological argument consists in inferring the existence of God from the idea of God.
  5. “All is God and God is all” is the view of pantheism/panentheism.
  6. Value judgments’ are appreciative/descriptive.
  7. According to neo-critical realism/critical realism material things are known from sense data.
  8. “Ultimate reality is unity in diversity” is the view of abstract monism/concrete monism.
2. Write short notes on any four of the following: 4x4=16
  1. Naïve realism.
  2. Characteristics of idealism.
  3. Principles of Darwin’s theory of biological evolution.
  4. Nature of God.
  5. Spiritualistic pluralism.
3. Critically explain Locke’s scientific realism. Why is it called scientific? 10+2=12
Give an account of new-critical realism. 12
4. Explain and examine subjective idealism of Berkeley. Is he a solipsist? 9+2=11
“Whatever is real is rational and whatever is rational is real.” Explain Hegel’s objective idealism with reference to this statement. 11
5.  Write an explanatory note on the characteristics of evolution. 11
What is teleological evolution? What are its different forms? Explain the satisfactory form of teleological evolution. 2+2+7=11
6. What are the proofs for the existence of God? Explain any one of them. 4+7=11
What are the theories regarding the nature between God and the World? Critically evaluate panentheism.     4+7=11
7. Determine the relation between God and the Absolute. 11
What are the different theories of reality? Critically explain dualism as one of the theories of reality.       3+8=11


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