Philosophy CSS Paper II 2008



Q.I Select the best option /answer and till in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (20)

(i) Who said “No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience:
(a) Locke (b) Berkeley (c) Horne (d) None of these

(ii) Who said “Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them”:
(a) Locke (b) Berkeley (c) Hume (d) None of these

(iii) Who wrote “the critique of dialectical Reasons”:
(a) Hegel (b) Marx (c) Sartre (d) None of these

(iv) Who wrote the book ‘Beyond Good and Evil”:
(a) Nietzsche (b) Freud (c) Voltaire (d) None of these

(v) Who put forth the idea of “Window less Monads”:
(a) Democritus (b) Aspurites (c) Leibniz (d) None of these

(Vi)Who formulated “Categorical Imperative” as the basic rule of morality:
(a) Spinoza (b) Descartes (c) Kant (d) None of these

(Vii)The Myth of the Cave was formulated by:
(a) Plato (b) Aristotle (c) Socrates (d) None of these

(viii) Who said “Man is by nature a political animal:
(a) Aristotle (b) Al-Farabi (c) Rousseau (d) None of these

(ix) Who formulated the theory of creative evolution:
(a) Iqbal (b) Nietzsche (c) Bergson (d) None of these

(x) Who was the author of “Development of Mctaphysics in Persia”:
(a) Rumi (b) Iqbal (c) Iraqi (d) None of these

(xi) The doctrine that “the only empirical statements that are meaningful are those that are verifiable” is called:
(a) Empiricism (h) Logical Positivism (c) Linguistics (d) None of these

(xii) “The real is the rational and the rational is the real” represents the philosophy of:
(a) Marx(b) Hegel (c) Engels (d) None of these

(xiii) Which famous book is called The Bible of the working class”:
(a) The Republic (b) On Liberty (c) Das Kapital (d) None of these

(xiv) The view that reality is explicable without reference to anything outside the natural world is called:
(a) Realism (b) Naive Realism (c) Rationalism (d) None of these

(xv) Which school of Muslim thought put forth the doctrine of atom ism:
(a) Asharism (b) Mutazilism (c) Sufism(d) None of these

(xvi) VIENNA Circle is known for its association with:
(a) Scientific Method (b) Empiricism (c) Logical Positivism (d) None of these

(xvii) Who, in the Medieval Muslim philosophy, was known as the Second Aristotle:
(a) Al-Vindi (b) Al-Farabi (c) Ibn Sina (d) None of these

(xviii) Who is the author of the famous work translated as ‘A Treatise of the Canon ot Medicine:
(a) lbn Sina (b) Al-Razi (c) lbn 1-laitham (d) None of these

(xix) Which of the following books by al-Ghazali summarized the philosophy of the PERIPATETICS?
(a) Maqasid al-Falasafa (b) Tahafat al-Falasafa (c) Al-Minqad mm al-Dalal (d) None of these

(xx) Development of Metaphysics in Persia” was written by:
(a) Dr. Javid Iqbal (b) Allama lqbal (c) Dr. Arnold (d) None of these


(I) PART-II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
NOTE (ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II. All questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not considered.

Q.2. Pragmatism characterizes American philosophy in a unique way. Critically examine its impact on life and morals of the contemporary world. (20)

Q.3. “Hell is other people.” How does SARTRE’S remark reflect on existentialist quest for freedom of the individual.

Q.4. The main concern of VIENNA circle was to establish the philosophical foundations of a scientific world view. Discuss. (20)

Q.5. The fall of Marxism is the failure of dialectical materialism. Critically examine. (20)

Q.6. Al-Ghazali’s reputation of Muslim rationalists was a turning point in the history of Muslim thought. Discuss. (20)

Q.7. Discuss in detail Al-Farabi’s social philosophy. What is its significance for the contemporary world. (20)

Q.8. What is original in the eclecticism of Iqbal. Assess the status of Iqbal as a philosopher. (20)


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