Wednesday, July 1, 2015

BACHELOR OF PHILOSOPHY (B.PH.) EXAMINATION 2014 - 2015 (WRITTEN EXAMINATION) 30 June 2015





1. EPISTEMOLOGY

The Encyclopedia of Philosophy defines Knowledge as Justifies true Belief. In the light of this definition explain the following:

     -What does Plato say about the importance of epistemic justifiction in his dialogue Theaetetus?

    -Explain the significance of evidence in epistemic justification?

    -Explain the role of faith in epistemic justification?

    -Is it possible to talk about degrees of certitude/justification?




2.  ETHICS

" Man is a master of his actions through his reason and will; whence, too, the free will is defined as the faculty and will of reason. therefore those actions are properly called human which proseed from a deliberate will. And if any other actions are found in the man, they can be called actions of man , but not properly human actions, since they are proper to man as man." (ST,1-11,q.1.a.3)

     Comment on the above passage, writing a detailed Essay on "Human Acts", explaining it's characteristics features by referring to its importance in the field of Ethics.



03. NATURAL THEOLOGY

St.Thomas Aquinas says,"I answer that... and from every effect the existence of its proper cause can be demonstrated, so long as its effects are better known to us; because since every effect depends upon its cause, if the effect exists, the cause must pre - exist." (ST 1,q 2,a 2 )

       Discuss in detail the cosmological Argument to demonstrate the existence of God with special reference to the "Five ways of St. Thomas Aquinas"?.