Philosophy CSS Paper I 2014

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2014

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

Q.No.2. Describe the use and functions of language.

Q.No.3. Discuss various types of definitions.

Q.No.4. Define categorical syllogism and explain its rules.

Q.No.5. Explain the rules of replacement briefly.

Q.No.6. Define Hypothesis. Critically examine the role of hypothesis in scientific investigation.

Q.No.7. Describe the Muslims’ contribution in logic with reference to Al Farabi, Ibn e Sina, Al Ghazali and Ibn e Taimiyah.

Q.No.8. Write NOTES on any TWO of the following:

(a) Dilemma.
(b) Truth and validity.
(c) Analogy.

761 Views