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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:PHILOSOPHY (Western Philosophy - I)' (May)-2013

Course: 201
(Western 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 answer: 1x8=8
  1. Epistemology is related with reality / knowledge / value.
  2. “Philosophy aims at knowledge of the eternal, of the essential nature of things.” It is said by Hegel / Plato / Kant.
  3. “Understanding makes nature.” It is said by John Locke / Hume / Kant.
  4. Rene Descartes is a nationalist / empiricist / critical philosopher.
  5. Perceptual space is one / two / three dimensional.
  6. George Berkeley / Kant / Hegel is the founder of phenomenalistic idealism.
  7. Russell / Nietzsche / Ayer is a logical positivist.
  8. Critical realists / idealists / pragmatists support the coherence theory of truth.
2. Write briefly on (any four): 4x4=16
  1. Metaphysics.
  2. Descartes’ nationalism.
  3. Empiricists’ view on causality.
  4. Naïve realism.
  5. Coherence theory of truth.
  6. Intuitionism.
3. “Philosophy is the doctrine or science of knowledge.” Is this definition of philosophy acceptable? Discuss it. Explain the relation between Philosophy and Epistemology. 1+3+10=14
“Philosophy is the science of absolute idea.” Discuss the definition. Discuss about the scope of Philosophy.     4+10=14
4. Critically explain John Locke’s empiricism as a theory of origin of knowledge. 14
What is skepticism? Critically discuss about the skepticism of David Hume. 2+12=14
5. What is time? Discuss about the sources of time. 4+10=14
What are the theories of truth? Explain the self-evident theory of truth. 4+10=14
6. What do you mean by Neo-realism? Discuss in detail about the differences between Naïve-realism and New-realism. 4+10=14
What is Subjective Idealism? Explain the Subjective Idealism of George Berkeley. 4+10=14


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