FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS
IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2001.
PHILOSOPHY, PAPER – II
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100
Note: Attempt FIVE questions in all, including question No. 8 which is COMPULSORY. All questions carry EQUAL marks.
- Evaluate Iqbal’s Theory of knowledge with special reference to the Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam.
Define Idealism as a school of Thought, and the form it took in the Philosophy of Hegel.
Discuss the five basic elements of the Mu’tazilite philosophy and compare it with the views of Asharites.
Ibn-i-Khaldun is the founder of the History of Philosophy. Discuss.
Discuss the basic elements of Existentialism and differentiate between Theistic and Atheistic Existentialism.
Critically evaluate Al-Ghazali’s dispute with the ‘philosopher’ in the Tuhfat-ul-Falasafa and the defence of the philosophical position in Ibni-Rush’s Tuhfat-ul-Tahafat.
Write short notes on the following:
(i) Maududi’s view of Khilafat
(ii) Sir Syed’s views of Religious Language.
(iii) Local Positivism.
- (A) Write a correct option only. Do not reproduce the statement.
(1) Creative Evolution is written by:
(a) Charles Darwin (b) Henri Bergson (c) Immanuel Kant (d) None of these.
(2) The author Al-Najat is:
(a) Al-Farabi (b) Ibn-i-Sina (c) Al-Kindi (d) None of these.
(3) The National Thinker of Modern Iran is:
(a) Hossein Nasr (b) Ali Shariati (c) Taha Hussain (d) None of these.
(4) The Islamic revivalism in Egypt was begun by:
(a) Haikal (b) Jamal ud Din Afghani (c) Sheikh Muhammad Abduh (d) None of these.
(5) Pragmatism is the Philosophy of Twentieth Century.
(a) Germany (b) Britain (c) America (d) None of these.
(6) Vittgenstien is an important name in the philosophy of:
(a) Vitalism (b) Totaliriunism (c) Logical Positivism. (d) None of these.
(7) The author of Das Kapital was:
(a) Karl Marx (b) Hegel (c) Engles (d) None of these.
(8) Who wrote the famous philosophical novel Hayy-Ibn-i-Yaqzan:
(a) Ibn-i-Bajjah (b) Ibn-i-Tufail (c) Ibn-i-Rushd (d) None of these.
(9) The moral philosophy of Mill and Bentham is:
(a) Egoism (b) Altruism (c) Utilitarianism (d) None of these.
(10) Iqbal paid great tribute to the Sufi poet:
(a) Ibn-ul-Arabi (b) Ibn-i-Farid (c) Jala-ud-Din Rumi (d) None of these.
(11) Shah Waliullah translated the Holy Quran in:
(a) Urdu (b) Persian (c) Hindi (d) None of these.
(12) Ibn-i-Khaldun wrote the history of the world called
(a) Al-Ibar (b) Al-Munqada (c) Al-Isharat (d) None of these.
(13) Bin Nabi is aMuslim Revivalist thinker of Modern:
(a) Egypt (b) Algeria (c) Sudan (d) None of these.
(14) Ikhwan us Safah means:
(a) Brethern in faith (b) Brethern of Peace (c) Brethern of Purity (d) None of these.
(15) Mujjadad Alf Thani is the name given to:
(a) Shaikh Ahmad Sirhandi (b) Shah Waliullah (c) Syed Ahmad Shaheed (d) None of these.
(B) Fill in the blanks.
(16) “Knowledge is _________,” said Socrates.
(17) “Only Ideas is _________,” said Plato.
(18) “Intuition is a higher kind of _________,” said Iqbal.
(19) “Life is an _________,” said Bergson.
(20) “Truth is dearer than _________,” said Aristotle.