GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Philosophy: Questions 1238 - 1242 of 1372

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Although different people may see the table slightly differently, still they all see more or less similar things when they look at the table, and the variations in what they see follow the laws of perspective and the reflection of light, so that it is easy to arrive at a permanent object underlying all the different people՚s sense-data. Thus, it is the fact that different people have similar sense data, which makes us suppose that over and above the sense data there is a permanent public object which underlies or causes the sense-data of various people at various times

Now in so far as the above consideration depend upon supposing that there are other people besides ourselves, they beg the very question at issue. Other people are represented to me by certain sense-data, such as the sight of them or the sound of their voiced, and if I had no reason to believe that there were physical objects independent of my sense-data, I should have no reason to believe that other people exist except as a part of my dream. Thus, we are trying to show that there must be objects independent of our own sense-data, we cannot appeal to the testimony of other people, since this testimony itself consists of sense-data.

Question 1238 (5 of 5 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2020 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

The philosophical proposition which is contrary to the position that “there are other people in the world apart from ourselves” is termed as

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Solipsism

b.

Subjective Idealism

c.

Transcendental Idealism

d.

Scepticism

Question 1239

Appeared in Year: 2020 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which one of the following involves Category mistake according to Ryle

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

The university of Delhi contains various departments

b.

The child of a barren woman

c.

Saturday is on the bed

d.

The cat is on the chair

Question 1240

Appeared in Year: 2020 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Dialogue regarding Sreyas and Preyas was held between

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Yama and Nachiketa

b.

Virochan and Prajapati

c.

Prajapati and Indra

d.

Yajnavalkya and Maitreyi

Question 1241

Question

MCQ▾

In Kasmir Saivism, reality is conceived as:

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Transcendent

b.

Immanent

c.

Both a. and b. are correct

d.

Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague

Question 1242

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

For Kant, which of the following statements are appropriate examples of synthetic a priori judgement?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

The shortest distance between the two points is a straight line.

b.

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction

c.

2 + 2 = 4

d.

All a., b. and c. are correct

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