UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Consider the following statements.
    1. According to the early Samkhya philosophy, the presence of divine agency is not essential to the creation of the world. The world owes its creation and evolution more to nature than to God.
    2. Sage Kapila is considered as founder of the Samkhya school.
    3. According to this school, a person can attain salvation through the acquisition of real knowledge and his misery can be ended forever. This knowledge can be acquired through perception, inference and hearing.
    Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  Only 2            

    C)  Only 3             

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Samkhya philosophy was a rational and scientific view initially. At the outset the Samkhya School of Philosophy was materialistic, but later it tended to become spiritualistle In his system knowledge can be acquired -through Pratyaksha, Anumana and Shabda.

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