Philosophy CSS Paper II 2015

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2015

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. 2. What do you understand by Pragmatism? Bring out, in this connection, William James’ Pragmatic Method.

Q.3. Can Plato be regarded as an idealist? Discuss in detail.

Q.4. What does Existentialism stand for?

Q.5. How do the Logical Positivists Endeavour to show the impossibility of Metaphysics?

Q.6. Discuss in detail Iqbal’s theory of the immortality of the human ago.

Q.7. Bring out the salient features of Ibn Sina’s metaphysics.

Q.8. State and critically examine Ibn Khaldun’s philosophy of history.

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