BPY-003 Ancient and Western Medieval Philosophy in English Solved Assignment 2018-2019

BPY-003 Solved Assignment 2018-2019

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1. Critically analyze the scope and importance of philosophy. 20
How did Augustine explain the relation between reason and faith? Discuss. 20
2. Explain and interpret the notion of being in Parmenides. 20
Explain the intellectual and social context of sophist thought. Discuss the significance
of sophist method of enquiry and thought in general. 20
3. Answer any two of the following questions in about 200 words each:
a. What is special about the aim and modus operandi of the Socratic method? Explain.
b. What is metaphysics and why is it called the foundational science of all other
sciences? 10
c. Discuss the atom theory of Democritus & Leucippus. 10
d. Explain the theory of the ‘union of the opposites in the philosophy of Heraclitus 10
4. Answer any four of the following in about 150 words each:
a) Briefly discuss – “To be ethical is to live a rational life”. 5
b) How does Empiricism differ from Rationalism? 5
c) How do you explain ‘Ockham’s Razor’? 5
d) Briefly explain the ethics of Epicureanism. 5
e) Discuss Objectivism and Subjectivism. 5
f) Explain the Pythagorean concept of soul. 5
5. Write short notes on any five of the following in about 100 words each:
a) Materialism 4
b) Philosophy of Life 4
c) Apeiron 4
d) Agnosticism 4
e) Al-ghazali 4
f) Dogmatism 4
g) Aesthetics 4
h) Cynicism 4

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