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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers: POLITICAL SCIENCE (Major) (Western Political Thought) ' (November)-2013

Course: 101
(Western Political Thought)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Write/Select the correct answer: 1x8=8
  1. The theory of distributive justice was advocated by Plato/Aristotle/Glaucon.
  2. Marsilio of Padua classified the law into 3/4/5 categories.
  3. The author of the book titled ‘The Prince’ is Aristotle/Laski/Machiavelli.
  4. “Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains.” This statement was made by St. Augustine/Rousseau/Mill.
  5. The writer of the book ‘On Liberty’ was Bentham/Mill Laski.
  6. Hobbes was the supporter of individualism/collectivism/syndicalism.
  7. Name the book in which Locke described the social contract theory.
  8. Who is the author of the book “The City of God”?
2. Write on the following (within 150 words each) 4x4=16
  1. Plato’s theory of communism of wives.
  2. St. Augustine’s contribution to political philosophy.
  3. Aristotle’s classification of governments.
  4. J. S. Mill’s view on liberty.
Answer the following questions (within 500 words each)
3. Write a critical note on Plato’s ideas on philosopher king. 12
Discuss Aristotle’s conception of justice. How does Aristotle’s concept of justice differ from Plato’s concept of justice? 8+4=12
4. Examine St. Augustine’s ideas on ‘City State’. 11
Critically examine the contribution of St. Thomas Aquinas to political philosophy.
5. Explain the political ideas of Marsilio of Padua. 11
Discuss critically Machiavelli’s view on the role of the Prince. 11
6. Examine Hobbes’ ideas on social contract. 11
Discuss Locke’s concept of property. Do you think that his concept of property is an important aspect of individual liberty? 8+3=11
7. State and criticize Rousseau’s concept of general will. 11
Analyze Mill’s contribution to political philosophy. 11


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