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MPY 001 Indian Philosophy Solved Assignment 2020-21


MPY 001 Indian Philosophy

Solved Assignment 2020-21

Note: i) Give answer of all five questions. ii) All five questions carry equal marks. iii) The answer of questions no. 1 and 2 should be in about 500 words.

1. How does Nyaya Philosophy define Vyapti? What arguments Charvak presents to reject the inference as the means of knowledge? Is there any possibility to establish inference after the rejection presented by Charvaka? Discuss.


What is Pratityasamutpada? How is it related to four Nobel truths? Compare interpretations of Pratityasamutpada given by any two schools of Buddhism.

2. What is Indian Philosophy? Discuss some of the popular and general characteristics of Indian Philosophy. Do you agree with this characterization of Indian Philosophy? Support your answer with some arguments.


Compare these,

a) Theory of causation of Samkhya and Nyaya

b) Concept of Liberation of Advaita Vedanta and Samkhya.

3. Answer any two questions in about 250 words each.

a) Write an essay on the Atomic theory of Vaishesika.

b) Write an essay on ethical implications of Syadvada.

c) Discuss Saptabhanginaya (Jain’s Logic).

d) What is khyativada (Theory of Error)? Compare Kumarila’s and Prabhakara’s Khyativada.

4. Answer any four questions in about 150 words each.

a) Explain Tagore’s view on Human being as ‘Individual’, ‘Universal’ and ‘Creator’.

b) What is Sunyata? How is it related to Pratityasamutpada?

c) Explain Mohammad Iqbal’s concept of Self.

d) Compare Ramanuja’s and Madhvacharya’s view of Liberation (Moksha).

5 e) Compare Shaiva’s and Vaishnava’s concept of soul.

f) What is Adhyasa (Superimposition)? Why does Shankaracharya call avidya anirvachaniya?

5. Write short notes on any five in about 100 words each.

a) Rta

b) Cosmic Salvation view of Radhakrisnan

c) R Pannikar’s Idea of Dialogical Dialogue

d) Vivekananda’s Idea of Universal Religion

e) Arthapatti

f) Chitta-Bhumi

g) Rasa-Abhivyakti-vada

h) Samavaya


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