Saturday, November 21, 2020

MPYE 003 Epistemology Solved Assignment 2020-21


MPYE 003 Epistemology

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. What do you understand by Holism and Hermeneutic Circle? Write a short note on the limits of Holism.


What is Paradigm? Do you think that language game theory is a paradigm shift? Give arguments to support your answer.

2. Write an essay on Verbal Testimony (Sabda Pramanya) in Indian Philosophy.


Write an essay on knowledge as justified true belief. Do you think that this definition of knowledge is justified? Give arguments to support your answer.

3. Give answer of any two questions in about 250 words each.

a) What are the conditions to be a hetu in Nyaya Philosophy? Critically Evaluate.

b) Give a critical exposition of ontological certitude.

c) Make a distinction between Internalism and Externalism.

d) What are the conditions for a belief to be basic? Do you think that these conditions are sufficient to show a belief as a basic belief?

4. Give answer of any four questions in about 150 words each.

a) What is Foundationalism? Discuss.

b) Do you think that comparison (Upaman) is a means of true knowledge? Give arguments to support your answer.

c) Discuss Correspondence theory of truth.

d) Critically evaluate pragmatic theory of truth.  

e) What do you understand with the death of epistemology?  

f) Briefly discuss three components of hermeneutical enterprise.  

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

a) Scope of Epistemology

b) Concept

c) Evidence 

d) Observation Sentence

e) Theory-Ladenness of observation  

f) Dasein

g) Deconstruction  

h) Picture Theory