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PRELIMINARY, INTERMEDIATE AND FINAL HONOURS.
II. The Philosophy of Kant.
1. Give a short statement of the metaphysical and transcendental expositions of time. What confirmation of the doctrine of its 'transcendental ideality' is held to be supplied by the critical solution of the first antinomy?
2. How are the 'figural' synthesis and the 'intellectual' synthesis related to each other? What bearing has the distinction on the doctrine that knowledge is limited to phenomena ?
3. Give the schema' of causality and the 'proof' of the second analogy.' What is the general method of solving the 'dynamical' antinomies?
4. How does the third 'postulate' differ from the fourth antinomy'? Explain and examine the 'critical' solution of the latter.
5. What is the paralogism' implied in the doctrine that the soul is substance'? How does Kant defend freedom in the Critique of Pure Reason and the Critique of Practical Reason, respectively? Give your own view.
6. What account does Kant give of the dialectical process underlying the arguments of speculative reason for the existence of a Supreme Being? Give his defence of Theism on the basis of practical reason. Is the supposed primacy of practical reason a tenable doctrine?
PRELIMINARY, INTERMEDIATE AND FINAL.
1. Compare Plato and Aristotle in their use of "imitation" as an aesthetic term. What amount of truth is there in each?
2. "In the novel it is chiefly sentiments and events that are exhibited; in the drama it is characters and deeds" (Goethe). Explain the above, using illustrations from well-known English authors to justify your interpretation.
3. Estimate Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" from the standpoint of an ideal tragedy.
4. What is the ugly? Has it any place in art? Explain.
5. Define "Humour," and discuss its significance
6. "If it were but truly offered to us, to remove at our will the canvas from the frame, and in lieu of it to behold, fixed forever, the image of some of those mighty scenes which it has been our way to make mere themes for the artist's fancy would we not part with our picture-Titian's or Veronese's though it might be?"
your answer and your reasons for it.
1. What is the philosophy of Parmenides? Give Plato's estimate of him (a) in the Theaetetus, and (b) in the Sophist. Account for the change in Plato's views.
2. Is reality in process? What is Plato's theory? Con
sider it with care.
3. Compare the Republic and the Laws in their attitude towards the problem of the existence of God.
4. What use does Plato make of the idea of ráðaρois in the Sophist?
5. Give Plato's analysis of the "comic" as it is found. in the Philebus. Examine his analysis critically.