2012 June UGC NET Solved Question Paper in Philosophy, Paper III

1. The view that cit and acit are two parts of Brahman is upheld by

(A) Sa.nkara

(B) Maddhva

(C) Ramanuja

(D) Jaimini

Answer: (C)


2. The Kara. nata between a cloth and its threads is

(A) Asamavayi

(B) Samavayi

(C) Both Samavayi and Asamavayi

(D) Nimitta

Answer: (B)


3. The relation between atman and manas is

(A) Samavaya

(B) Samyoga

(C) Svarupa

(D) None of the above

Answer: (B)


4. Which one among the following is not a nitya dravya?

(A) Akasa

(B) Kala

(C) Savayava

(D) Niravayava

Answer: (C)


5. Which satta is not refuted?

(A) Vyavaharika

(B) Paramarthika

(C) Both Vyavaharika and Paramarthika

(D) Neither Vyavaharika nor Paramarthika

Answer: (B)


6. Who advocates that matter is pervaded by mind?

(A) Descartes

(B) Spinoza

(C) Leibnitz

(D) Hume

Answer: (C)


7. Point out from the following statements the correct reasoning as regards Hume’s statement that ‘self is a fiction’.

(A) Self is ego.

(B) Self is unreal ‘I’ entity.

(C) Self is mere association of semi-impression.

(D) Self is a witness.

Answer: (C)


8. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I                        List – II

(Philosopher)               (Theory)

(a) Spinoza                  (i) Intellectual love of God

(b) Leibnitz                 (ii) Unmoved mover

(c) Aristotle                 (iii) transcendental unity of apperception

(d) Kant                      (iv) Pre-established Harmony


       (a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) (i) (iv) (ii) (iii)

(B) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)

(C) (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)

(D) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

Answer: (a)


9. The basis of Samkara’s philosophy of self iswww.netugc.com

(A) Dualism

(B) Non-dualism

(C) Qualified monism

(D) Pluralism

Answer: (B)


10. Which one of the following causes does not belong to Aristotle’s Philosophy?

(A) Necessary

(B) Formal

(C) Material

(D) Efficient

Answer: (A)

11. Prama according to the Buddhists is

(A) Ajnata tattvartha jnana

(B) Tadvati tatprakarakam jnanam

(C) Samyak jnanam

(D) None of the above

Answer: (A)


12. Consider the List – I and List – II and select the code correctly matched:

List – I                                    List – II

(a) Akhyati                              (i) Nyaya

(b) Anirvacaniyakhyati           (ii) Kumarila

(c) Viparitakhyati                    (iii) Prabhakara

(d) Anyathakhyati                   (iv) Advaita Vedanta


       (a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(B) (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)

(C) (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)

(D) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)

Answer: (B)


13. Select the code which is not correctly matched:

(A) Upamana, Bhuyodarsana, Vivarana

(B) Vyakarana, Kosa, Vivarana

(C) Kosa, Aptavakya, Vakyasesa

(D) Vyakarana, Kosa, Aptavakya

Answer: (A)


14. Who among the following is an anvit abhidhanavadin?

(A) Gautama

(B) Sankara

(C) Prabhakara

(D) Kumarila

Answer: (A)


15. Who among the following holds that the Karana - samagri of jnana is also the Karana-Samagri of its validity?

(A) Gautama

(B) Kanada

(C) Kumarila

(D) Nagarjuna

Answer: (C)


16. Prama literally means the experience which is

(A) Real

(B) Unreal

(C) Doubtful

(D) All of the above

Answer: (C)


17. The invariable relation between the Hetu and the Sadhya in Nyaya Philosophy is known as

(A) Paramarsha

(B) Anuman

(C) Vyapti

(D) Comparison

Answer: (A)


18. The knowledge of relation between a name and the thing in Nyaya Philosophy is known as

(A) Perception

(B) Inference

(C) Comparison

(D) Testimony

Answer: (D)


19. The basis of false knowledge according to Shankar iswww.netugc.com

(A) Brahman

(B) Atman

(C) Jiva

(D) Maya

Answer: (C)


20. The imposition of an object upon another due to illusion is known as

(A) Atmakhyativada

(B) Anyathakhyativada

(C) Akhyativada

(D) Asatkhyativada

Answer: (C)

21. Khyati according to Indian Philosophy means

(A) Theory of Error

(B) Theory of Truth

(C) Theory of Falsehood

(D) None of the above

Answer: (A)


22. Savikalpakapratyaka in Buddhist epistemology is

(A) Sometimes valid

(B) All times valid

(C) Valid in no way

(D) Indeterminable

Answer: (C)


23. Vyapti can be properly defined as______.

(A) Invariable concomitance

(B) Causal relation

(C) Sequence

(D) None of the above

Answer: (A)


24. The Karana of anumiti according to Nyaya is

(A) Paksadharmatajnana

(B) Bhuyodarsa a

(C) Vyaptijnana

(D) Sadrsyajnana

Answer: (C)


25. Sound is eternal because it has soundhood is an instance of

(A) Viruddhahetvabhasa

(B) Svabhicarahetvabhasa

(C) A valid inference

(D) Asiddhahetvabhasa

Answer: (B)


26. Samyak Darsana in Jaina ethics means

(A) Correct perception

(B) The realisation of truth

(C) The respect for the teaching of the Tirthankara

(D) None of the above

Answer: (C)


27. Consider the List – I and List – II and select the code correctly matched:

List – I                        List – II

(a) Brahma a                (i) Academic activities

(b) Ksatriya                 (ii) Fight for the country

(c) Vaisya                    (iii) Serving other classes

(d) Sudra                     (iv) Business


        (a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(B) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)

(C) (i) (ii) (iv) (iii)

(D) (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)

Answer: (C)


28. Which one is the correct sequence of the four kinds of purusarthas?

(A) Artha, Kama, Dharma, Mok. sa

(B) Kama, Artha, Dharma, Mok. sa

(C) Dharma, Artha, Kama, Mok. sa

(D) Mok. sa, Dharma, Artha, Kama

Answer: (C)


29. The correct sequence of Asramadharma is

(A) Garhastha, Vanaprastha, Brahmacarya, Sannyasa

(B) Vanaprastha, Garhastha, Brahmacarya, Sannyasa

(C) Brahmacarya, Garhastha, Vanaprastha, Sannyasa

(D) Brahmacarya, Vanaprastha, Sannyasa, Garhastha

Answer: (C)


30. The notion of Brahmavihara is found in

(A) Advaita Vedanta

(B) Dvaita Vedanta

(C) Both Dvaita and Advaita Vedanta

(D) Buddhism

Answer: (D)


31. Select the code that contains the three Kantian postulates of morality:

(A) Freedom, Will and Intuition

(B) Freedom, God and Immortality

(C) Freedom, Knowledge and Emotion

(D) Necessity, Category and Sensibility

Answer: (B)


32. Hatred and attachment according to Yoga School of Philosophy belong to

(A) Klesas

(B) Cittabhumis

(C) Yama

(D) Niyama

Answer: (A)


33. What is the moral criterion selected by Charvaka?

(A) Intuitive

(B) Rationalistic

(C) Hedonistic

(D) Eudaemonistic

Answer: (C)


34. A man who seeks pleasure and fails to get it, is facing the paradox of

(A) Eudaemonism

(B) Hedonism

(C) Rigourism

(D) Altruism

Answer: (B)


35. Select the code that contains two theories of punishment.

(A) Reactionary & Reassuring

(B) Retributive & Reformative

(C) Preventive & Reactionary

(D) Reassuring & Retributive

Answer: (B)


36. Who among the following worked for the upliftment of women by way of opposing SATEE PRATHA?

(A) Dayanand Saraswati

(B) Raja Ram Mohan Roy

(C) Mahatma Gandhi

(D) Vallabh Bhai Patel

Answer: (B)


37. Kant has explained moral theories in

(A) The critique of pure reason

(B) The critique of practical reason

(C) Religion within the Limits of reason

(D) None of these

Answer: (B)


38. Intuitionism is _______Intuitionalism. (Fill in the blank)

(A) equivalent to

(B) Similar to

(C) Distinct from

(D) None of these

Answer: (C)


39. Categorical imperatives command______

(A) Conditionally

(B) Unconditionally

(C) Neither (A) nor (B) above

(D) Both (A) and (B) above

Answer: (B)


40. Which system rejects theology, happiness or practical consequences as the basis for morality?

(A) Realism

(B) Intuitionism

(C) Critical Idealism

(D) Utilitarianism

Answer: (C)


41. The figure of a syllogism is determined by the position of

(A) Major Term

(B) Middle Term

(C) Minor Term

(D) Copula

Answer: (B)


42. In a valid syllogism the ‘middle term’ must be distributed in the

(A) Major premise

(B) Minor premise

(C) In any one of the premises

(D) Conclusion

Answer: (C)


43. Truth and falsehood characterize

(A) Propositions

(B) Arguments

(C) Both propositions and arguments

(D) Neither propositions nor arguments

Answer: (A)


44. In Universal Negative Propositions, which of the following term/terms is/are distributed?

(A) Subject Term

(B) Predicate Term

(C) Neither Subject Term nor Predicate Term

(D) Both Subject and Predicate Terms

Answer: (D)


45. Indicate which one of the following pairs refer to E and O proposition?www.netugc.com

(A) No men are good; some men are not good.

(B) All men are good; some men are good.

(C) All men are good; No men are good.

(D) Some men are good; some men are not good.

Answer: (A)


46. Select the pair of contrary propositions:

(A) I, O propositions

(B) A, E propositions

(C) A, O propositions

(D) E, I propositions

Answer: (B)


47. pVq is ‘false’ when

(A) p is true and q is true.

(B) p is true and q is false.

(C) p is false and q is true.

(D) p is false and q is false.

Answer: (B)


48. A statement form that has only TRUE substitution instances is called

(A) Tautology

(B) Contradiction

(C) Contingent

(D) Implication

Answer: (B)


49. If A and B are true statements and X and Y are false statements, the compound statement ~ (AÚX) is

(A) True

(B) False

(C) Doubtful

(D) None of the above

Answer: (C)


Answer: (D)

51. Which one of the following religious worships scripture as the ideal of divinity?

(A) Hinduism

(B) Christianity

(C) Jainism

(D) Sikhism

Answer: (D)


52. Which of the following pairs of religion could be considered as ‘non-theistic’ in perspective?

(A) Judaism – Christianity

(B) Islam – Zoroastrianism

(C) Jainism – Buddhism

(D) Hinduism – Sikhism

Answer: (D)


53. Which of the following set of religions believe in the concept of salvation?

(A) Jainism and Islam

(B) Islam and Christianity

(C) Hinduism and Christianity

(D) Buddhism and Jainism

Answer: (C)


54. Which of the following set of religions can be formed as Semitic religions?

(A) Islam – Jainism – Judaism

(B) Jainism – Buddhism – Sikhism

(C) Hinduism – Islam – Christianity

(D) Judaism – Christianity – Islam

Answer: (D)


55. Consider List – I and List – II and select the code correctly matched:

List – I                        List – II

(a) Hinduism               (i) Bible

(b) Zoroastrianism       (ii) Avesta

(c) Jainism                   (iii) Bhagvadgita

(d) Christianity            (iv) Tattvarthasutra


        (a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) (iv) (ii) (iii) (i)

(B) (i) (iv) (iii) (ii)

(C) (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)

(D) (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)

Answer: (D)


56. Name the author of the celebrated article “On Denoting”.

(A) Quine

(B) Davidson

(C) Russell

(D) Frege

Answer: (C)


57. Frege makes a distinction between the following:

(A) Sense and Common Sense

(B) Sense and Reference

(C) Sense and Truth Condition

(D) Sense and Nonsense

Answer: (B)


58. According to J.L. Austin the “locationary act” is the act of

(A) Saying something grammatically and intelligently

(B) Doing something in making the utterance

(C) Doing something by saying something

(D) All the above

Answer: (A)


59. According to whom language functions not on the sentence-to sentence basis, but as a whole?

(A) Frege

(B) Russell

(C) Early Wittgenstein

(D) Quine

Answer: (D)


60. P.F. Strawson’s metaphysics is called

(A) Descriptive

(B) Revisionary

(C) Idealistic

(D) Nihilistic

Answer: (A)


61. Name the philosopher who is not a phenomenologist.

(A) Brentano

(B) Meinong

(C) Husserl

(D) Quine

Answer: (D)


62. Name the author of Logical Investigations:

(A) Wittgenstein

(B) Husserl

(C) Dummett

(D) Heidegger

Answer: (B)


63. Husserl’s transcendental-phenomenological reduction is aimed at discovering

(A) Empirical ego

(B) Phenomenological ego

(C) Intersubjective ego

(D) Transcendental ego

Answer: (B)


64. The term hermneutics covers

(A) Understanding Text

(B) Interpretation of Text

(C) Both (A) & (B)

(D) Neither (A) nor (B)

Answer: (C)


65. Hermeneutic humanism was subscribed by

(A) Heidegger

(B) Gadamer

(C) Ronald Barthes

(D) Richard Rorty

Answer: (B)


66. In Advaita Vedanta maya is

(A) Real

(B) Unreal

(C) Both real and unreal

(D) Neither real nor unreal

Answer: (D)


67. According to Ramanuja, human soul is

(A) All pervading

(B) Of Atomic size

(C) Of Medium size

(D) None of the above

Answer: (B)


68. According to Ramanuja, the relation between self and God is that of

(A) Identity

(B) Difference

(C) Both identity and difference

(D) Neither identity nor difference

Answer: (C)


69. Liberation, according to Ramanuja, means

(A) Identity between God and Soul

(B) Similarity between God and Soul

(C) Both identity and similarity between God and Soul

(D) Neither identity nor similarity between God and Soul

Answer: (B)


70. The theory of error accepted by Samkara is known as

(A) Akhyativada

(B) Anirvacaniyakhyativada

(C) Anyathakhyativada

(D) Satkhyativada

Answer: (B)


71. For Gandhi, the political and economic organization of the State should be based on

(A) Growing mechanization and physical satisfactions

(B) The moral and intellectual development of the individual

(C) Full state control and direction

(D) By representation of workers

Answer: (B)


72. Gandhi’s solution of all social problems ultimately rests onwww.netugc.com

(A) Establishing the kingdom of God on earth

(B) Total and unprecedented humanistic outlook

(C) Total self-sacrificing

(D) Total love and feeling for all

Answer: (A)


73. Gandhi developed the ideology of ‘Sarvodaya’

(A) Through the influencing writings of Henry David and Thoreau

(B) Through the influencing writings of Srimad Rajchandra

(C) Through the influencing writings of Ruskin

(D) Through the influencing writings of Leo Tolstoy

Answer: (C)


74. For Gandhi, the method of non violence has to be

(A) Non-involving at all with others

(B) Non-involving in conflicts with others

(C) Defying the enemy and still winning and converting him

(D) All of the above

Answer: (C)


75. Non-violence as a law of love is

(A) Loving those that are affectionate

(B) Loving those whom one likes

(C) Loving those who even hate one

(D) None of the above

Answer: (C)