Philosophy KP PMS Paper I 2008

NWFP, PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, PESHAWAR
COMPETITIVE EXAMIN AVON FOR PROVINCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE, 2008.

PHILOSOPHY PAPER I

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS 100

Note: Attempt any Five questions. All questions carry equal marks.

Q.1 What is logic? Substantiate in detail the applications of logic in life.

Q.2 Differentiate between Definiens and Definiendum. Discuss various types of definition with examples.

Q.3 Aristotelian logic was refuted by Ibn-i-Taimya in his magnum opus, `ar-Radd ‘ala al-Mantiqiyyin’. Elucidate.

Q.4 How do categorical propositions differ from categorical syllogism? Draw Traditional Square of Opposition and explain its relevance to modern logic.

Q.5 Critically examine the five criteria commonly used in judging the worth of scientific hypotheses?

Q.6 State and critically evaluate Mill’s methods of inductive inference.

Q.7 Define fallacy. Differentiate between Fallacies of Relevance and Fallacies of Ambiguity.

Q.8 Write short notes on any FOUR of the following:
(a) Truth and Validity (b) Existential Import (c) Ad Hominem (d) Distribution of Terms (e) Contraposition (f) Immediate Inference

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