BPY008 Modern Western Philosophy – IGNOU Solved Assignment 2016-17

1. Explain general characteristics of modern western philosophy in detail? (Answer)
Write a short essay on the Lockean theory of ideas.

2 Discuss in detail the concepts of god and world in the philosophy of Spinoza.
Elaborate the Cartesian understanding of the relation between mind and
body in detail. (Answer)

3. Answer any two of the following in about 200 words each.
a) What were the aspects of the enlightenment culture and philosophy? (Answer)
b) Explain the theory of pre-established harmony.
c) Critically explain Berkeley’s theories on knowledge.
d) Present a detailed account of the organic theory of Hegel. (Answer)

4. Answer any four of the following in about 150 words each.
a) Describe Hume’s idea of self. (Answer)
b) What do you mean by the Religion of Humanity? (Answer)
c) What is Spirit of criticism? (Answer)
d) Distinguish between Noumenon and phenomenon. (Answer)
e) Describe the freedom as the central theme of existentialism.
f) What do you understand by synthetic apriori? (Answer)

5. Write short notes on any five of the following in about 100 words each.
a) Absolute (Answer)
b) Surplus value
c) Esse est percipi (Answer)
d) Enlightenment (Answer)
e) Deconstruction
f) Logical Positivism (Answer)
g) Skepticism (Answer)
h) Dialectical Materialism (Answer)

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