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89. Which one of the following theories maintains the principles that the severity of punishment should be directly proportional to the seriousness of crime?

I. Deterrent theory

II. Retributive theory

III. Reformative theory


1. I and II

2. III only

3. I only

4. II only

90. In which of the following dialogues, Plato writes about the “Ring of Gyges”?

1. Phaedo

2. Republic

3. Crito

4. Apology

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The word analysis derives from the ancient Greek term analysis. The prefix ana means, and lasis means losing, release or separation, so that analysis means loosening up or dissolution. The term was readily extended to the solving or dissolving of a problem. And it was in this sense that it was employed in ancient Greek geometry and philosophy. The method of analysis that was developed in ancient Greek geometry had an influence on both Plato and Aristotle. Also, important. However, was the influence of Socrates concern with definition, in which the roots of modern conceptual analysis can be found. What we have in ancient Greek thought, then, is a complex web of methodologies, of which the most important are Socratic definition, which Plato elaborated into his method of division, his related method of hypothesis, which drew on geometrical analysis, and the methods that Aristotle developed in his Analytics. Far from a consensus having established itself over the last two millennia, the relationships between these methodologies are the subject of increasing debate today. At the heart of all of them. Too, lie the philosophical problems raised by Meno’s paradox, which anticipates what we now know as the paradox of analysis, concerning how an analysis can be both correct and informative and Plato’s attempt to solve it through the theory of recollection, which has spawned a vast literature on its own.

91. Socrates’ definition was extended by Plato into:

1. Meno Paradox

2. Geometrical analysis

3. Method of division

4. Method of science

92. Paradox of analysis relates to

1. How a line can be extended

2. How any analysis can be informative?

3. How physics is a science

4. How recollection is possible

93. Greek thought contains:

1. A single method of analysis

2. A complex network of methods

3. A simple web of methodologies

4. A rejection of all methods

94. Plato’s method of hypothesis drawn on

1. Philosophical analysis

2. Ethical analysis

3. Geometrical analysis

4. Physical analysis

95. Socrates’ Concern with definition led to

1. Physical analysis

2. Geometrical analysis

3. Mathematical analysis

4. Conceptual analysis

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One of the philosophic problems that Nagarjuna raised for epistemology has to do with an alleged regress of justification on the assumption that a pramana is required in order to know and that to identify the source of a bit of knowledge is to certify the proposition embedded. Nagarjuna claims that this is absurd in that it would require an infinite series of pramana, of identification of a more fundamental pramana for every pramana, relied on. Mimamsa and Vedanta philosophers argue that such a threat of regress shows that knowledge is self-certifying, svatah pramanya. Vedantins connect the Upanishadic teaching of a truest or deepest self (atman) as having self-illumining awareness (sva-prakasa) with a Mimamsa epistemological theory of self-certification: at least in the case of spiritual knowledge (Vidya) awareness is self-aware From this it follows that only awareness is right concerning ail questions about awareness, since only awareness itself has, so to say, access to itself. Awareness itself is the only consideration relevant to any question about awareness itself, its existence or its nature.

96. The difficulty pointed out by the Mimamsakas with reference to pratah pramanyavada is

1. Anavastha

2. Cakraka

3. Kutabhasa

4. Savyabhicara