Philosophy CSS Paper II 2014

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

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

Q.No.2. “Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does”. Respond to Sartre’s stance on man’s predicament in the modern world.

Q.No.3. “The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is, however, to change it.” (KARL MARX). Discuss with reference to Dialectical Materialism.

Q.No.4. Briefly explain some of the major contributions made by Ibn e Sina in the field of philosophy.

Q.No.5. Ibn e Khaldun’s Muqaddimah is an attempt to get at the inner meaning of history. Discuss.

Q.No.6. The Mutazilites used rational reasoning derived from Greek throught. What are the implications of this approach for Islamic religious beliefs?

Q.No.7. What does Iqbal mean by “the Philosophical Tests of the Revelations of Religious Experience”? Explain.

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

(a) Shah Walliullah as a Reformer.
(b) Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan as a Modernist.
(c) Ali Shariati’s liberating theology.

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