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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:PHILOSOPHY (Indian Philosophy – II)' (November)-2015

Course: 301
(Indian Philosophy – II)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32 (Backlog)/24 (2014 onwards)
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1.  Choose the correct answer: 1x8=8
  1. Samkhya philosophy is dualistic/monistic.
  2. Buddha was primarily an ethical teacher/philosopher.
  3. Samkhya’s Prakrti is the unity of the five/three Gunas.
  4. Kapil/Patanjali is the founder of Yoga philosophy.
  5. According to Samkaracarya, Brahman is one/many.
  6. Jaina philosophy is orthodox/heterodox.
  7. Samkaracarya/Ramanuja is the founder of Visistadvaita Vedanta.
  8. The Vedanta/The Samkhya philosophy advocates the Vivartavada.  
2. Write short notes on: 4x4=16
  1. Prakrti of Samkhya philosophy.
  2. Citta and Cittavrtti.
  3. Brahman of Advaita Vedanta.
  4. First Noble Truth of Buddha.
3. What do you mean by Purusa? What are the arguments put forwarded by the Samkhya philosophy in order to prove the existence of Purusa? Discuss. 2+10=12
Examine the Samkhya theory of the evolution of the world. 12
4. Discuss thoroughly the underlying meaning of Samkaracarya’s statement “The world is false”.
Discuss the ‘Seven-fold objections’ of Ramanuja against Samkaracarya’s doctrine of Maya.
5. What do you mean by Varnasrama and Caturasrama? Discuss. 11
Explain the Vedic concept of Dharma. 11
6. Explain the ‘Eight-fold Path’ of Buddha. 11
Discuss the concept of Anuvrata and Mahavrata as depicted in Jaina philosophy. 11
7. Explain briefly the ‘Niskama Karma theory’ of Bhagavad Gita. 11
Discuss the concept of ‘Ahimsa’ put forwarded by Gandhiji. 11


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