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Important Questions on Philosophy

1. To explain the relation between mind and the body, Spinoza accepts …………………………. .
(A) Interactionism
(B) Pre-established harmony
(C) Parallelism
(D) Theory of Identity

2. According to Jaina, dravas are classified into :
(A) Jiva and Ajiva
(B) Five gross elements
(C) Four gross elements
(D) Manas, Jiva, Kala and Akasa

3. According to K.C Bhattacharya, Philosophy is :
(A) Scientific thinking
(B) Artistic approach
(C) Symbolic thinking
(D) Inductive generalization

4. Who pioneered falsifiability rather than verification as a criterion of scientific statements ?
(A) Carnap
(B) Popper
(C) Ayer
(D) Schlick

5. That Brahman is the cause of the world according to Advaita Vedanta is true :
(A) at paramarthika level
(B) at vyavaharika level
(C) at pratibhasika level
(D) at every level

6. According to Russell, “possible”, “impossible” and “necessary” are values applicable to :
(A) Proposition
(B) Propositional function
(C) Argument
(D) Argument form

7. Anatmavada of Buddhists approves of the existence of :
(A) Transcendent atman
(B) Self as the same as body
(C) Five aggregates
(D) Self as having the same size as body

8. Which statement is not discussed by Socrates ?
(A) Virtue is one
(B) Virtue is knowledge
(C) Virtue can be taught
(D) Virtue is not an essence of life

9. Which of the following captures the scientific dimension of Husserl’s phenomenology ?
(A) Radical empiricism
(B) Rigorous science
(C) Logical empiricism
(D) Creative science

10. When a cognition of an object arises in the self, the cognition is cognised by the knower, according to Kumarilabhatta by :
(A) Self-illumination
(B) Mental perception
(C) Inference
(D) Recollection

11. For Ryle Cartesianism as a category mistake originates in :
(A) the grammatical form of discourse
(B) the metaphysical content of discourse
(C) the material content of discourse
(D) the psychological form of discourse

12. Pythagoras believes in …………… .
(A) Immortality of soul but not in rebirth
(B) Immortality of soul and in rebirth
(C) Neither soul nor rebirth
(D) Mortality of soul but not in rebirth

13. The evolutes of prakrti, namely tanmatras, bhutas, ahamkara and mahat can be arranged in the correct order of evolution according to Sankhya as :
(A) mahat, tanmatras, ahamkara, bhutas
(B) bhutas, tanmatras, mahat, ahamkara
(C) mahat, ahamkara, tanmatras, bhutas
(D) ahamkara, mahat, tanmatras, bhutas

14. Descartes uses the method of doubt to cast doubt on ………………….. .
(A) The existence of the external world
(B) The existence of thought
(C) The existence of doubt
(D) The existence of oneself

15. For Aristotle, the efficient, format and final causes coincide in :
(A) Form
(B) Matter
(C) Mind
(D) Art

16. Which of the following theories upheld radical empiricism ?
(A) Physicalism
(B) Phenomenalism
(C) Phenomenology
(D) Pragmatism

17. Consciousness alone is real according to the following school of Buddhism :
(A) Vaibhasika
(B) Sautrantika
(C) Yogacara
(D) Madhyamika

18. Berkeley’s well-known expression is ……………………….. .
(A) esse est percipi
(B) cogito ergo sum
(C) mind is tabula rasa
(D) God is natura naturata

19. The absence of colour in air is the example of ……………………….. .
(A) Pragbhava
(B) Pradhvamsabhava
(C) Anyonyabhava
(D) Atyantabhava

20. The naturalist Greek philosophers include ………………………… .
(A) Plato and Aristotle
(B) Aquinas and Thales
(C) Thales and Anaximander
(D) Heraclitus and Socrates

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21. The Vedas according to Purvamimamsa have :
(A) God as their author
(B) Rsis as their author
(C) Reliable persons (apta) as their authors
(D) No author at all

22. In the article “Defence of commonsense” G.E. Moore refutes :
(A) Scepticism and Idealism
(B) Materialism and Theism
(C) Logical Atomism
(D) Theory of Description

23. ‘Understanding oneself’ involves, according to J. Krishnamurty :
(A) Conceptual understanding of oneself
(B) Undergoing the process of conditioning
(C) Choiceless awareness of how one actually is in relation to the environment
(D) Strengthening the faculties such as imagination and memory

24. For Plato the ultimately real features of the universe were ………………… .
(A) Substance
(B) Forms
(C) Atoms
(D) Souls

25. According to Vivekananda, among the ways (Yogas) leading to the realisation of immortality :
(A) Jnana is superior to Karma and Bhakti
(B) Karma is superior to Jnana and Bhakti
(C) Jnana, Karma and Bhakti are different ways complementary to each other
(D) All the three Yogas should be practiced in an integrated way

26. The view not stated by St. Augustine is ………………………. .
(A) Evil is privation of good
(B) Not God but human being is responsible for moral evil
(C) Evil is necessary for enhancement of the greater good
(D) The whole universe is created by God and so is also evil

27. According to Kant, God is :
(A) a paralogism of reason
(B) an idea of reason
(C) a concept of understanding
(D) an intuition of sensibility

28. Iqbal does not accept any pantheistic account of the soul, because ….. .
(A) he is atheist
(B) is reduces the soul to unreality
(C) he accepts Dehatmavada
(D) according to him soul is atomic in nature

29. Evolutionary growth, according to Sri Aurobindo, involves process of ……………………. .
(A) Worship, Prayer and devotion
(B) Dhyana, Dharana, Samadhi
(C) Natural Selection
(D) Widening, heightening and integration

30. Rabindranath Tagore introduces the notion of Jivan-Devata which means ………………………. .
(A) Divinity present in man
(B) God which creates life in the world
(C) Personal God
(D) Elixir of life

31. The proof for existence of God that is not offered by St. Thomas Aquinas is ……………………… .
(A) Ontological argument
(B) Teleological argument
(C) Argument from motion
(D) Cosmological argument

32. The absolute is characterised by Radhakrishnan as :
(A) Pure subjectivity
(B) Dualistic
(C) Pure matter
(D) Pure consciousness

33. According to Locke, knowledge is limited to :
(A) Innate ideas
(B) Revealed ideas
(C) Intuited ideas
(D) Acquired ideas

34. According to Heidegger, technology as enframing :
(A) obstructs all other possibilities of being
(B) affirms all other possibilities of being
(C) doubts all other possibilities of being
(D) debates all other possibilities of being

35. “The life-world, for us who wakingly live in it, is always already there, existing in advance for us, the ground of all praxis whether theoretical or extratheoretical.”
(A) Heidegger
(B) Merleau Ponty
(C) Sartre
(D) Husserl

36. Habermas characterises the social sciences as:
(A) non-hermeneutic
(B) hermeneutic
(C) double hermeneutic
(D) quasi hermeneutic

37. Merleau-Ponty upholds that human subjectivity is paradoxical in being both:
(A) Constituted and constituting
(B) Physical and mental
(C) Intellectual and intuitive
(D) Spatial and temporal

38. The thesis of the indeterminacy of translation was upheld by:
(A) Russell
(B) Quine
(C) Searle
(D) Dummett

39. According to Austin “I apologise” is:
(A) Descriptive Act
(B) Emotive Act
(C) Performative Act
(D) Prescriptive Act

40. For Davidson, reasons and actions are related through:
(A) Events
(B) Motives
(C) Causes
(D) Intensions

41. Which one of the following is not incomplete symbol according to Russell?
(A) Descriptions
(B) Ordinary propernames
(C) Logical propernames
(D) Logical fictions

42. According to Strawson, the meaning of a word is:
(A) The set of things or the single thing it may correctly be used to refer to
(B) The images which imerge in our mind while uttering the word
(C) Universal
(D) The set of rules, habits, conventions for its use in referring

43. The view that experiences are characterized by their subjective givenness was upheld by:
(A) Husserl
(B) Heidegger
(C) Schultz
(D) Merleau-Ponty

44. According to Buddhism, the Brahmavihara called maitri is to be practised in relation to:
(A) Friends, foes and neutral beings
(B) Friends, but not in relation to foes and neutral beings
(C) Friends and neutral beings, but not in relation to foes
(D) Foes only, not friends or neutral beings

45. Karmayoga of the Gita means performing:
(A) all actions with Yoga meditation
(B) only actions prescribed by Vedas
(C) actions without desire towards fruit
(D) actions with devotion to God

46. According to Trivarga theory of Purusarthas, the following Purusarthas should be regulated by the following one:
(A) Dharma and Artha by Kama
(B) Artha and Kama by Dharma
(C) Dharma and Kama by Artha
(D) Dharma, Artha and Kama by Moksa

47. “…any standard of living which either through excess or defect hinders the service and contemplation of God is bad.” Who upheld this?
(A) Aristotle
(B) Plato
(C) Parmenides
(D) Epictetus

48. Who upholds the entitlement approach to justice?
(A) Rawls
(B) Dworkin
(C) Amartya Sen
(D) Nozick

49. Who argues against the view that freedom of speech should be curtailed only if it harms others?
(A) Plato
(B) Marx
(C) Mill
(D) Nietzsche

50. For Aristotle, eudaimonism is:
(A) a state in accordance with virtue and wisdom
(B) an activity in accordance with virtue and wisdom
(C) a property in accordance with virtue and wisdom
(D) a tool in accordance with virtue and wisdom