Gauhati University Question Papers:PHILOSOPHY (General) (Indian Philosophy) (May-June’ 2017)

Gauhati University Question Papers
PHILOSOPHY (May-June’ 2017)
(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/Fill in the blank:                                                 1x10=10

a)         According to Indian philosophy, what is the meaning of Astika?
b)         According to Buddha, what is the root cause of sufferings?
c)          Does Carvaka philosophy accept God?
d)         Does Buddha philosophy accept God?
e)         Twelve link of causation of Buddha philosophy in known is _____.
f)          Does carvaka philosophy believe in testimony?
g)         Who is the founder of Jainism?
h)         Nirvana is included in which Noble Truth?
i)           Jaina system in Astika/Nastika.
j)           Does carvaka believe in Atman?
2. Answer the following questions:                                          2x5=10
a)         What do you mean by Nastika philosophy?
b)         What is the meaning of Nirvana?
c)          What are the two branches of Buddhist philosophy?
d)         What are the branches of Jainism?
e)         What is Vyapti?
3. Answer any four of the following questions:                                  5x4=20
a)         Distinguish between Astika and Nastika systems of Indian Philosophy.
b)         Why does Carvaka philosophy is known as materialistic?
c)          Write Jaina’s seven forms of judgement.
d)         Write short notes on testimony of Carvaka.
e)         Write about the first noble truth of Buddhism.
4. What is Upanisad? Explain Upanisadic philosophy.                                       10
Discuss the Astika Nastika dichotomy in Indian Philosophy.                      10
5. Discuss fully the second or fourth Noble Truth of Buddhism.                                   10
6. Explain either the theory of Anekantavada or Syadvada of Jaina Philosophy.                   10
7. Explain Carvaka theory of knowledge.                               10
Why Carvaka rejects Anumana as a source of knowledge? Discuss.


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