Paper of Philosophy CSS Exams 2014

Paper -I of Philosophy CSS 2014

Q.No.2. Describe the use and functions of language.

Q.No.3. Discuss various types of definitions.

Q.No.4. Define categorical syllogism and explain its rules.

Q.No.5. Explain the rules of replacement briefly.

Q.No.6. Define Hypothesis. Critically examine the role of hypothesis in scientific investigation.

Q.No.7. Describe the Muslims’ contribution in logic with reference to Al Farabi, Ibn e Sina, Al Ghazali and Ibn e Taimiyah.

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

(a) Dilemma.
(b) Truth and validity.
(c) Analogy.

Paper-II of Philosophy CSS 2014

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.

[align=center]Part-I MCQS, Objective of Paper-II of Philosophy CSS 2014[/align]
1-Das Kapital written by Marx
2-Ideas are the only reality: Idealism
3-Cave example by: None of these(Plato)
4-“Knowledge is virtue”, said Socrates
5-“Esse est percipi”, said Berkeley
6-Neoplatonist Muslim philosopher: Farabi
7-Fasoos Hikam written by Ibn Arabi
8-Hajjat ul Baligha written by Shah Wali Ulah
9-Pragmatism coined by Pierce
10-Cash value of ideas by William James
11-Vienna School which considered all metaphysics bullshit: Logical Positivism
12-Tahafat Phalasifa by Al Ghazali
13-Tahafat Tahafat by Ibn e Rushd
14-Kitab al ibar written by Ibn Khaldun
15-Allama Iqbal’s teacher who taught him about Neitzsche, Faust, Goethe: Emma Wegenast
16-Development of Metaphysics in Persia (or Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam) written by Iqbal
17-In whose rationalism there was Naturalism: Sir Syed
18-Windowless Monads by Leibniz
19-Wasil bin Ata founder of Mutazilism
20-It is generally believed that the whole point of Asharism was : To purge Islam of non-Islamic elements