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Philosophy Paper 2006

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS
IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2006.

PHILOSOPHY, PAPER - I

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
MAXIMUM MARKS:100
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NOTE: Give details in relevance to the marks assigned to the Question. Question No. 8 is objective and Compulsory.

1. Define Logic with special reference to strength, Cogence and Soundness. (20 Marks)

2. Give a brief history of Logic. (20 Marks)
OR
Elaborate any two groups of Arguments.

3.
Bring out the difference between Aristotelian and Modern Logic. (10 Marks)

4. Write short notes on Problem Solving in Logic. (10 Marks)
OR
Define in detail Fallacies.

5. What is the role of connotation and denotation in logic? (5 Marks)

6.
What is categorical proposition and classes? (5 Marks)
OR
Define in detail categorical syllogism.

7. How can you reduce the number of terms in a Syllogistic Arguments?

Compulsory Question

8. PART-1: Write True or False in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the question.
(1) Proposition are independent of the language they appear in.
(2) The business of logic is analysis and appraisal of arguments.
(3) Language is not informative.
(4) Language is Directive.
(5) Logic is always without fallacy.

PART-II: Which of the following are Prepositions? Which are not right or wrong?
(6) How are you?
(7) Man is mortal.
(8) I may not go.
(9) Man is a thinking animal.
(10) Sorry, I am late.

PART-III: Do as directed:
(11) Write three types of Fallacies.
(12) Bring out the difference between Universal Affirmative and particular Affirmative.
(13) Give the diagram of A.I.E.O.
(14) Show the categorical Propositions in Boolean form?
(15) What is truth table? Give an example.

PART-IV: Write only the correct answer in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the question.

(16) DURJ is written by:
(a) Farabi
(b) Ibn-i-Sina
(c) Al-Ghazali
(d) None of these

(17) ~ is the symbol of _________:
(a) Conjunction
(b) Implication
(c) Negation
(d) Something else

(18) Syllogism is based on _____________:
(a) Premises
(b) Conclusions
(c) Languages
(d) Some other

(19) Simple - inumeration is the method of ____________:
(a) Deduction
(b) Induction
(c) Analogy
(d) Some other

(20) Language is based on __________?
(a) Cognitive meaning
(b) Emotive Meaning
(c) Ethical Meaning
(d) Some other
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Philosophy Paper II 2006

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS
IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2006.

PHILOSOPHY, PAPER - II

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
MAXIMUM MARKS:100

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NOTE: Attempt all questions. The length of the answers should be in line with the Marks assigned to question.

1. PART – A: Name the authors of the following great Philosophical work:
1. Tarjuman Al-Ashwaq
2. Ihya-al-Ulum
3. Qanun fil Tib
4. Talkhis Mabad-ul-Tabiyiah
5. Al-Mustazahiri

PART – B: Fill in the blanks with any of the words/names, etc.

(6) ___________ was a great pragmatist thinker.
(a) Russel
(b) W. James
(C) J. Moore
(d) Some Other

(7) Existence Precedes essence is the philosophy of ______________.
(a) Kerkgard
(b) Bergson
(c) Sartre
(d) Some other

(8) Whois the author of the book “The impact of science on the society”.
(a) Spinoza
(b) Sartre
(c) Russell
(d) Some other

(9) Scepticism is the philosophy of ___________ ?
(a) Wittgenstien
(b) Bergson
(c) Russell
(d) D. hume
(e) Some other

(10) Realism started from ____________?
(a) Thales
(b) Socrates
(c) Plato
(d) Aristotle

PART-C: Define any two of the following in one or two words/sentences.
a. Rationalism
b. Impericism
c. Pragmaticism
d. Scepticism

PART-D: Name the philosopher who said the following:
1. I think therefore I am.
2. Man is the measure of all things.
3. Philosophy is free inquiry. It suspects all authority.
4. Islam is Nature and Nature is Islam.
5. The Universe is based on Sex.

2.
Give a critical exposition of tahafatul thafat by Rushd.

3. Why Mutazilities are called the people of Unity and Justice, explain?
OR
Do you consider Ashrites rationalists or orthodox? Explain.

4. Critically examine al-Ghazalis ’Attack’ on law of causality.
OR
Discuss All-Farabi’s Theory of Emanation.

5. Discuss Shah Wali Allah’s “Social Justice”.

6. What is suffism?

7. What are the contributions of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan towards Islamic Philosophy?

8. How Ibn Sina explain Body-Mind relationship?
OR
What is the impact of Iqbal’s Ijtehad on the present society?

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