BPY-008 Modern Western Philosophy Solved Assignment 2020-21 | In English


Course Code: BPY-008

Course Name: Modern Western Philosophy

Medium: English Medium

Session: July 2020 and January 2021

File Type : PDF (Softcopy)

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Course Code : BPY-008
Course Title : Modern Western Philosophy
Assignment Number : BPY-008/TMA/2020-21
Maximum Marks : 100
Weightage : 30%
Last date of Submission : 31 March, 2021 (for July 2020 Session)
30 September, 2021 (for January 2021 Session)

BPY – 008: Modern Western Philosophy

1. Give Answer of all five questions.
2. All five questions carry equal marks
3. Answer to question no. 1 and 2 should be in about 400 words each.
4. If any question has more than one part, please attempt all parts.

1. Figure out philosophical differences between Rationalism and Empiricism. 20
Explain and analyze Kant’s Idea of Transcendental Freedom. 20

2. Explain and analyze Hegel’s idea of reality. 20
Compare between Socratic and Hegelian Dialectic Methods. 20

3. Answer any two of the following questions in about 200 words each. 2*10= 20
a) What is the idea of Free Will? How does Hume criticize the idea of free will? 10
b) What are the Postulates of Morality according to Kant? Discuss. 10
c) What is Innate Idea? How Locke criticizes the concept of innate ideas? 10
d) Explain August Comte’s idea of Positive Philosophy. 10

4. Answer any four of the following questions in about 150 words each. 4*5= 20
a) How does Locke distinguish between intuitive and demonstrative knowledge? 5
b) Examine Berkley’s refutation of Abstract Ideas. 5
c) “Thoughts without content are empty and intuitions without concepts are blind.” Explain
this dictum of Kant. 5
d) Write an essay on Descartes’ view on Emotion. 5
e) How does Descartes prove the existence of the external world? 5
f) What does Spinoza understand from ‘mind as the idea of the body’? 5

5. Write short notes on any five of the following in about 100 words each. 5*4= 20
a) Idea of God in Spinoza’s Philosophy 4
b) Causal Parallelism 4
c) Ex signis 4
d) Pre-established Harmony 4
e) Bacon’s Scientific Method 4
f) Logical Positivism 4
g) Dialectical Materialism 4
h) Strawson’ idea of metaphysics 4


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