Philosophy CSS Paper I 2012

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2012

PHILOSOPHY – PAPER I

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
PART – I (MCQS): MAXIMUM 30 MINUTES

PART – I (MCQS): MAXIMUM MARKS = 20
PART – II: MAXIMUM MARKS = 80

NOTE: (i) Part – II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART – II. ALL questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) All the parts (if any) of each Question must be attempted at one place instead of at different places.
(iv) Candidate must write Q. No. in the Answer Book in accordance with Q. No. in the Q.Paper.
(v) No Page/Space be left blank between the answers. All the blank pages of Answer Book must be crossed.
(vi) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.

Part-II

Note:Attempt only Four Questions from Part-II.All questions carry Equal marks.

Q.No.2-Definition of a term is basically negation’. Comments.

Q.No.3-State and Explain vague,ambiguous and emotive terms with example.

Q.No.4-State and Explain various types of fallacies with examples from everyday life.

Q.No.5-Distinguish between simple and compound propositions,explaining negation,disjunction,conjunction and implication along with their symbols.

Q.No.6-Define and distinguish induction by simple enumeration and Mill’s method of induction.

Q.No.7-Discuss Farabi’s contributions to Modality.

Q.No.8-Write short notes on any TWO of the following:

1)Categorical propositions and its various types.
2)Truth and Validity
3)Syllogism

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