Contemporary Western Philosophy [GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Philosophy]: Questions 167 - 170 of 183

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Question 167

Contemporary Western Philosophy

Appeared in Year: 2021

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MCQ▾

In Heidegger՚s Being and Time, which of the following correctly describe Dasein?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Understanding of Being is a definite characteristic of Dasein՚s Being.

b.

Inquiring is one of the possibilities of Dasein՚s Being.

c.

Dasein always understands itself in terms of its existence

d.

All c., a. and b. are correct

Question 168

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MCQ▾

Which of the following statements does William James make in “The Varieties of Religious Experience” ?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

The teachings, practices and attitudes of the religion are as important as the experiences of religion.

b.

Religious conversion is a transformation from a divided, imperfect self to a more unified consciousness.

c.

All religious experiences indicate the probability of God.

d.

Both c. and b. are correct

Question 169

Contemporary Western Philosophy

Appeared in Year: 2020 (UGC)

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MCQ▾

A real proper name is singular, placed only in the subject position of a subject-predicate proposition and it stands for an object. This view is held by

  1. Mill
  2. Russell
  3. Frege
  4. Wittgenstein

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

2 only

b.

1 and 2

c.

2 and 3

d.

1 only

Question 170

Contemporary Western Philosophy

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MCQ▾

With reference to existentialism, which of the statements are correct?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Cosmogony is an integral part of existentialism.

b.

Being can be understood only by self-knowledge.

c.

Dasein, according to Heidegger, is the object of scientific investigation.

d.

Both c. and b. are correct

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