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Gauhati University Question Papers:PHILOSOPHY (Indian Philosophy) (May-June’ 2014)

Gauhati University Question Papers
PHILOSOPHY (May-June’ 2014)
(Indian Philosophy)
Full Marks: 80
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Answer either in English or Assamese
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Answer the following questions/Choose the correct answer:                                                                 1x10=10

a)         What is the meaning of Astika?
b)         Carvaka Philosophy is known as materialism. (True or False)
c)          Vedanta Philosophy is Astika/Nastika Philosophy.
d)         What are the two branches of Jainism?
e)         Who is the first Tirthankara of Jainism?
f)          Does Jainism accept God?
g)         Who is the founder of Buddhism?
h)         What does Arya mean?
i)           What is the root cause of suffering according to Buddhism?
j)           Does Carvaka believe in Atman?
2. Give short answers:                                                   2x5=10
a)         What are the Astika systems?
b)         Why does Carvaka not accept either as the basic element of the world?
c)          What is the meaning of Anekantavada in Jaina Philosophy?
d)         What does ‘Bhaba-cakra’ mean?
e)         What are the three Pitakas of Buddhism?
3. Give answer (any four):                                           5x4=20
a)         Explain Upanisadic Philosophy.
b)         Why does Carvaka Philosophy accept naturalism?
c)          Describe in detail the seven forms of Judgement advocated by the Jaina.
d)         How many Margas or Pathas are there in the Fourth Noble Truths of Buddha? What are they?
e)         Discuss the doctrine of the non-existence of the soul of Buddhism.
4. Answer any four:                                        10x4=40
a)         Is pleasure the highest end of human life according to Carvaka?
b)         Perception is the only source of valid knowledge according to Carvaka. Explain.
c)          Explain the Jaina metaphysical theory called Anekantavada.
d)         Discuss Jaina epistemology.
e)         What are the Fourth Nobel Truths of Buddhism? Discuss.
f)          Explain Upadhisesa Nirvana and Anupadhisesa Nirvana of Buddhism.
g)         Give an account of the doctrine of momentariness in Buddha Philosophy.


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