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MPYE 014 Philosophy of Mind Solved Assignment 2020-21


MPYE 014 Philosophy of Mind

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. Explain Descartes’ mind-body dualism (Cartesian Mind Body dualism). Do you think Descartes successfully resolved mind-body problem? Give reasons to support your answer.


What is ‘lived body’? Explain and examine phenomenological approach to address mindbody problem.

2. How will you define language? Write an essay on the relation between thought/mind and language.


How Samkhya define Purusa and Prakriti? How does the concept of ling (union of purusa and prakriti) address Mind Body Problem?

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

a) “Language is a contingent system of symbols which accidentally develops in the human community.” Give your view on this statement with arguments.

b) Write an essay on the metaphysics of Apohavad.

c) Write an essay on the nature of memory.

d) Compare Hume’s and Russell’s view on the role of memory in remembering.

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

a) How can we establish a relation between memory and remembering?

b) How does Sphotavada establish a relation between word and world (meaning)?  

c) How does Poseidonius of Apamaea connects body and soul to the other world theory?

d) Examine Gilbert Ryle’s objection against Cartesian Mind Body Dualism.

e) “A thing cannot Be and not to Be.” Interpret this statement in the light of philosophy of John Locke.

f) How is love related to volition? Discuss  

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

a) Category Error/Mistake

b) Antahkarana (Inner Physical Instrument)

c) Emotion

d) Innate Structure of Language

e) Understanding

f) Volition as adaptive decision-making  

g) Brain

h) Behaviorism