MPYE-009 Philosophy of Science and Cosmology
|Title Name||MPYE-009 Philosophy Solved Assignment 2018-19|
|Service Type||Solved Assignment (Soft copy/PDF)|
|Semester||2018-2019 Course: MA(Philosophy) MPY|
|Product||Assignment of MA(Philosophy) 2018-2019 (IGNOU)|
|Submission Date||before March 31th, 2019 for the session July, 2018 and
before September 30th, 2019 for the session January 2019
i. Answer all five questions
ii. All questions carry equal marks
iii. Before writing the assignment-responses, read the questions, understand them, refer the texts
and write down the answers in your own words.
iv. Answer to question no.1 and 2 should be in about 500 words each.
1. Explain the relation between epistemology and philosophy of science. Comment on the need 20
and relevance of philosophy of science for other intellectual inquiries.
Explain the uncertainty principle. Discuss in detail the philosophical implications of uncertainty principle.
2. What is the relation between reason and faith? How Scientific Perspective of Truth differs from
Religious Perspectives? Explain. 20
Is philosophy of science a second order discipline? Explain the broad areas of inquiry for philosophy of
3. Answer any two of the following questions in about 250 words each:
(a) Make a critical analysis of logical positivism.
(b) Discuss the philosophical implications of uncertainty principle. 10
(c) Present feminist accounts of science in detail. 10
(d) Explain how philosophy of science is related to metaphysics. 10
4. Answer any four of the following in about 150 words each:
(a) What are the problems of inductive reasoning?
(b) Discuss the correlation between perception, thought, and language. 5
(c) Briefly describe the contribution of Kepler to cosmology. 5
(d) How has logical positivism tried to interpret science? 5
(e) What do you understand by epistemological anarchism? 5
(f) Briefly explain the inflationary theory. 5
5. Write short notes on any five of the following in about 100 words each:
(a) Falsification 4
(b) Generalizations 4
(c) Incommensurability 4
(d) Schrodinger’s Cat
(f) Inductive reasoning
(h) Unobservables in science
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