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Syllabus for Class-XII Philosophy : Tripura Board of Secondary Education

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SUBJECT : Philosophy
(Class – XII)

One Paper Time : 3 Hours
Marks : 100 Marks
Unit Title Marks
I. Argument 08
II. Proposition 12
III. Opposition of Propositions 13
IV. Immediate Inference 08
V. Mediate Inference 12
VI. Compound Arguments 13
VII. Diagram of Categorical Propositions 08
VIII. Symbolic Logic and Truth Function 08
IX. Nature of Inductive Argument 08
X. Cause- Its Different Meanings 10
XI. Canons of Elimination and Mill’s Inductive
Methods or Experimental Methods
XII. Project Work
Total 100

Unit-I : Arguments (Periods 10)
i) Arguments and its different forms
ii) Deductive and Inductive Argument – Nature and distinction
iii) Validity and Truth – difference between them

Unit-II : Proposition (Periods 20)
i) Nature of Proposition, Its different parts, Characteristics of copula
ii) Distinction between proposition and Judgment, between Proposition and Grammatical sentence
iii) Classification of proposition according to (a) Relation, (b) Quality and (c) Quantity
iv) Four-fold scheme of classification of categorical propositions
v) Rules of transformation of grammatical sentences into logical proposition
vi) Distribution of term in proposition
vii) Proposition and proposition-forms

Unit-III : Opposition of Propositions (Periods 10)
i) Nature, definition and kinds of opposition of propositions
ii) Traditional square of opposition
iii) Inference by opposition of propositions

Unit-IV : Immediate Inference (Periods 10)
i) Conversion, rules of conversion
ii) Obversion, rules of obversion
iii) Contraposition (Joint application of conversion and obversion) and rules
iv) Material obversion

Unit-V : Mediate Inference (Periods 20)
i) Categorical syllogism – Definition, Characteristics and structure
ii) Role of middle term
iii) Figures of categorical syllogism
iv) Moods of categorical syllogism
v) General rules of categorical syllogism and fallacies
vi) Testing the validity of categorical syllogism

Unit-VI : Compound Argument (Periods 10)
i) Hypothetical –Categorical syllogism
ii) Disjunctive – Categorical syllogism
iii) Testing the validity of hypothetical and disjunctive syllogism

Unit-VII : Diagram of categorical propositions ( Periods 10)
i) Boolean interpretation of categorical proposition
ii) Representation on Venn diagram of categorical proposition

Unit-VIII : Symbolic Logic and Truth Function (Periods 10)
i) Symbols for conjunction, Negation, Disjunction, Complication, Material Equivalence
ii) Truth value – Tautology, Self –Contradictory and Contingent
iii) Determination of truth value by truth table method

Unit-IX : Nature of Inductive Argument (Periods 20)
i) Definition of inductive argument
ii) Grounds of induction – Formal and material
iii) Marks of scientific induction – Distinction between scientific and Unscientific induction
iv) Analogical argument and different criteria for evaluating analogical argument
v) Concept of bad analogy

Unit-X : Cause – Its different meanings (Periods 12)
i) Cause as necessary condition
ii) Cause as sufficient condition
iii) Cause as necessary and sufficient condition
iv) Distinction between cause and condition
v) Doctrine of plurality of causes – evaluation of the view

Unit-XI : Causes of elimination and Mill’s inductive methods (Periods 20) or Experimental Methods
i) Method of agreement – Method of difference – Joint Method – Method of concomitant variation – definition and explanation with symbolic and concrete example, Advantage and disadvantage
ii) Testing the inductive arguments by applying these methods
iii) Inductive fallacies – Bad analogy – Illicit generalization – Taking an irrelevant factor as a cause – taking co effects of the same cause as a cause of another effect – Post hoc ergo propter hoc

Unit-XII : Project Work (Periods 20)
i) Proposition
ii) Mediate inference (syllogism )
iii) Compound argument, hypothetical and disjunctive arguments
iv) Mill’s methods of experimental enquiry
v) Inductive fallacies

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  1. May I know question pattern that is going to come in this academy year?

    1. Question pattern is not available in the official website.

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