Philosophy CSS Paper II 2013

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2013
PHILOSOPHY, PAPER-II
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
(PART-I MCQs) 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS: 20
(PART-II) 2 HOURS & 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS: 80
NOTE: (i) First attempt PART-I (MCQs) on separate OMR Answer Sheet which shall be taken back after 30 minutes.
(ii) Overwriting/cutting of the options/answers will not be given credit.
PART-I ((MCQs) (COMPULSORY)
Q.1. (i) Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate Circle on the OMR Answer Sheet. (20×1=20)
(ii) Answers given anywhere, other than OMR Answer Sheet, shall not be considered.
1. Plato was a:
(a) Pragmatist (b) Materialist (c) Idealist Rationalist (d) None of these
2. “Laws” is written by:
(a) John Rawls (b) Jeremy Bentham (c) Plato (d) None of these
3. “Being and Nothingness” is written by:
(a) Kant (b) Karl Popper (c) Jean Paul Sartre (d) None of these
4. “Tahafatul Philopha” is written to refute:
(a) The Politicians (b) The Lawyers (c) The Philosophers (d) None of these
5. _________is the turning point in philosophy at the dawn of the 20th century.
(a) Logical positivism (b) Science (c) Naturalism (d) None of these
6. Who is the author of the “Muqaddama”?
(a) Al-Ghazali (b) Ibn-e-Khaldun (c) Al-Kindi (d) None of these
7. The father of Modern Philosophy is:
(a) Descartes (b) Thales (c) Al-Kindi (d) None of these
8. Epistemology is a branch of Philosophy which deals with:
(a) Morality (b) Law (c) Knowledge (d) None of these
9. Theory of monads is presented by:
(a) Kant (b) Leibniz (c) Plato (d) None of these
10. Dialectic method is of:
(a) Plato (b) Socrates (c) Kant (d) None of these
11. Who is the author of the “Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam”?
(a) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (b) Allama Iqbal (c) Al-Farabi (d) None of these
12. Shah Waliullah’s famous work is:
(a) Hujjatul Balagha (b) Tafseer (c) Tahafatul Tahafha (d) None of these
13. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan looked upon God as the Author of:
(a) Harmony (b) Nature (c) Nature & first cause (d) None of these
14. This statement ‘God is Nature and Nature is God’ is referred to:
(a) Hegel (b) Spinoza (c) Aristotle (d) None of these
15. Who named human mind Tabula Rasa?
(a) Spinoza (b) Locke (c) Descartes (d) None of these
16. Whose statement is this ‘know they self’?
(a) Plato (b) Socrates (c) Kant (d) None of these
17. ____________believed in the concept of Whadatul Wajud.
(a) Ibn-e-Taimya (b) Ibn-e-Sina (c) Ibn-e-Arabi (d) None of these
18. Dialectical Materialism is referred to:
(a) Karl Marx (b) Hegel (c) Descartes (d) None of these
19. Who said that substances are three?
(a) Spinoza (b) Descartes (c) Berkely (d) None of these
20. Renowed Book “A History of Muslim Philosophy” was edited by:
(a) Shah Waliullah (b) Abul Ala Maududi (c) M.M. Sharif (d) None of these
PART-II
NOTE: (i) Part-II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Candidate must write Q. No. in the Answer Book in accordance with Q. No. in the Q. Paper.
(iii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II. ALL questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iv) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.


Q.2. Critically evaluate Logical Positivist’s thesis on the rejection of metaphysics. (20)
Q.3. What is Iqbal’s concept of Ijithad? (20)
Q.4. Compare and contrast the views of Mutazillites and Asharites on “Reason and Revelation”. (20)
Q.5. (a) Write a comprehensive note on Freedom of will. (10)
(b) Write a note on Asharites Atomism. (10)
Q.6. Discuss Al-Ghazali’s position he takes against Philosophy and Philosophers. (20)
Q.7. State and examine the main features of Dialectical Materialism as enunciated by Hegel. (20)
Q.8. What are ‘Forms’ in Plato’s Philosophy? Why he needed ‘Forms’? (20)
Q.9. Discuss in detail Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s doctrine of nature. (20)