Philosophy CSS Paper II 2012

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

PHILOSOPHY – PAPER II

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-Compare Ghazali’s attack on philosophers with Ibn-e-Rushd’s defense of philosophy.

Q.No.3-Sir Syed Ahmed Khan is a rationalist.Critically discuss.

Q.No.4-Pragmatism is in essence idealism.Critically evaluate.

Q.No.5-Critically discuss German idealism with special reference to Kant and Hegel.

Q.No.6-State and explain main features of dialectical materialism as enunciated by Karl Marx.

Q.No.7-Discuss A.j.Ayer’s principle of verifiability,criterion of meaning and its impact on metaphysics and ethics.

Q.No.8-Write Short notes on any Two of the following:

1)Mu’tazilites
2)Ash’rites
3)Revivalists

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