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Interview -Philosophy Q&A

Keeping in mind poor result from philo :| interview marks is only hope for us. Guys discuss probable questions and their answers from philosophy which was asked or could be asked in interview. :smile:
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  • 1. Explain the academic discipline of philosophy to a lay person.
    2. If everyone is a philosopher, then why read philosophy as an academic subject at all?
    3. Isn't philosophy a vague enough subject to be read by professionals like engineers (if you're one)
    4. Role of philo in governance. How does your knowledge of philo help you out in being a good civil servant?
    5. Favorite philosopher + his/her philosophy in lay terms + reason for being favorite.
    6. In the modern world, do you feel existentialism is the only redeeming philosophy by which a person can live? Where do you find application of idealism in this world?
    7. Did you take up philo purely for marks purposes or do you have certain inclination towards it? Justify.
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  • @yoga123 :smile:
    5. Favorite philosopher + his/her philosophy in lay terms + reason for being favorite.
    Kant from Western Philosophy - accepting both mental and nonmental realities and agaist domatism
    Shankar from Indian Philosophy- Expalantion of world of common person and truly knowledged person
    Laski/Amartya Sen from Socio-political philosophy-- Supporting Democracy /Substantive justice
    Later Wittgenstein/Braithwaite/Religious pluralists(John Hicks)-Philosophy of Religion-- Contextual importance of religion/Religious harmony
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  • What is your philosophy in life..

    N mere khayal me kch Indian thinkers like Gandhi aurobindo vivekanand kr Lena chahiye
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  • gariyan said:

    @yoga123 :smile:
    5. Favorite philosopher + his/her philosophy in lay terms + reason for being favorite.
    Kant from Western Philosophy - accepting both mental and nonmental realities and agaist domatism
    Shankar from Indian Philosophy- Expalantion of world of common person and truly knowledged person
    Laski/Amartya Sen from Socio-political philosophy-- Supporting Democracy /Substantive justice
    Later Wittgenstein/Braithwaite/Religious pluralists(John Hicks)-Philosophy of Religion-- Contextual importance of religion/Religious harmony

    i like this approach! but to think more about it, i feel that the board may not be able to appreciate that why are you dividing philo into 4 parts and picking a philosopher from each. for us it's quite obvious but may not be so for them.

    just an opinion.
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  • yoga123 said:

    gariyan said:

    @yoga123 :smile:
    5. Favorite philosopher + his/her philosophy in lay terms + reason for being favorite.
    Kant from Western Philosophy - accepting both mental and nonmental realities and agaist domatism
    Shankar from Indian Philosophy- Expalantion of world of common person and truly knowledged person
    Laski/Amartya Sen from Socio-political philosophy-- Supporting Democracy /Substantive justice
    Later Wittgenstein/Braithwaite/Religious pluralists(John Hicks)-Philosophy of Religion-- Contextual importance of religion/Religious harmony

    i like this approach! but to think more about it, i feel that the board may not be able to appreciate that why are you dividing philo into 4 parts and picking a philosopher from each. for us it's quite obvious but may not be so for them.

    just an opinion.
    yes you are right so in this case i will go for Amartya Sen, what you will opt. :)
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  • I'll go with Wittgenstein as only someone with core philo background only can understand his philosophy so it would avoid unnecessary generalist questions like "Bhagwati Vs. Sen" or Sen's economics etc, as i don't think i'm comfortable with Sen's philo + economics
    @garian
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