GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English: Questions 1625 - 1626 of 1960

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Question 1625

Appeared in Year: 2019 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which one of the following of Plato ′ s beliefs/acts was Shelley countering by saying that ′ poets are the acknowledged legislators of mankind ″ ? (June)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Description of poets as mad men

b.

Banishment of poets from the republic

c.

Distrust of value of poetry for mankind

d.

Preference for legislators over poets

Question 1626

Appeared in Year: 2019 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

It is an axiom in mental philosophy, that we can think of nothing which we have not perceived When I say that we can think of nothing, I mean we can imagine nothing, we can reason of nothing, we can remember nothing, we can foresee nothing. The most astonishing combinations of poetry, the subtlest deductions of logic and mathematics, are no other than combinations which the intellect makes of sensations according to its own laws. A catalogue of all the thoughts of the mind, and of all their possible modifications, is a cyclopaedic history of the universe.

According to the writer, perception is the basic epistemology. Which one of the following is the other accepted epistemology? (June)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Inference

b.

Simile

c.

Language

d.

Experience

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