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Dibrugarh University B.A First Sem: PHILOSOPHY Question Papers (Nov' 2016)

Course: 101
(Indian Philosophy - I)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32 (Backlog)/24 (2014 onwards)
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the question

1. Find out the correct answer:                                                  1x8=8
a)            Indian philosophy is a materialistic/spiritualistic philosophy.
b)            Indian philosophy is dogmatic/not dogmatic.
c)             The founder of Vaisesika philosophy is Kapil/Kanada.
d)            Gandhi/Radhakrishnan is the supporter of ‘Intuition’.
e)            According to Carvaka, pleasure/liberation is the ultimate goal of life.
f)             Buddha/Jaina philosophy supports ‘Syadvada’.
g)            According to Nyay philosophy, Alaukika Pratyaksa is of two/three types.
h)            The Vaisesikas recognize six/seven categories.
2. Write short notes on (any four):                                            4x4=16
a)            Saddarsana.
b)            Pessimism in Indian philosophy.
c)             Concept of perception in Buddhism.
d)            Atman according to Carvaka philosophy.
e)            Anityavada in Buddhism.
3. Discuss in brief the main characteristics of contemporary Indian philosophy.           12
What is Dogmatism? Is Indian philosophy dogmatic? Discuss.
4. Give a critical exposition of Carvaka theory of knowledge.                               11
Describe in detail the ‘seven forms of judgement’ advocated by the Jainas.
5. Discuss the nature of perception according to Nyaya philosophy. What are the different stages of perception according to this philosophy?                                        2+9=11
What is ‘Arthapatti’? Is it an independent source of knowledge? Describe rully with reference to the Mimamsa philosophy.
6. Why is ‘Abhava’ recognized as a Padartha in the Vaisesika system? How is it known? Explain its different forms. 2+2+7=11
Explain critically the Carvaka ‘hedonism’.                          11
7. Explain and examine Jaina theory of Anekantavada.                       11
Explain Buddhist’s ‘no-soul theory’.


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