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MPYE 009 Philosophy of Science and Cosmology Solved Assignment 2020-21


MPYE 009 Philosophy of Science and Cosmology

Solved Assignment 2020-21

Note: i) Answer 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 is the principle of uncertainty? How does Heisenberg relate the principle of Uncertainty to the principle of causality? Do you think Heisenberg was successful in relating both these principles?


What is falsification? Write an essay on the contribution of Karl H Popper in the development of philosophy of science.

2. Differentiate perceptual and conceptual space and time. Compare idealistic and realistic of realistic theory of space and time.


What relation do you see between Science and Philosophy? Explain Philosophy of Science as ‘Science Criticism’.

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

a) What do you understand by observation? Discuss the limits of observation in Science.

b) Compare Classical Mechanics with Quantum Mechanics.

c) What is Teleological Explanation? Do you think that there is any role of teleological explanation in Science? Give Arguments in the favor of your answer.

d) What is definition? What problems one face to define something?  

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

a) Write a short essay on Schrodinger’s cat experiment.  

b) What is Epistemological Anarchism? Explain.

c) Compare Lakatos’s SRP and Kuhn’s notion of Paradigm.

d) Differentiate Law, Theory and Principle.

e) Compare the idea of gravitation given by Newton and Einstein.

f) “Some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it, in fact, is that it is unquestionably correct.” Comment on it.

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

a) Incommensurability

b) Paradigm Shift

c) Evidential as Perceptual

d) Quantum Tunneling

e) Uncertainty Principle

f) Decoherence

g) Dual Nature of a Particle

h) Expanding Universe