Kerala PSC Previous Years Question Paper & Answer

Question Code : A


Below are the scanned copy of Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) Question Paper with answer keys of Exam Name 'ASSISTANT PROFESSOR PHILOSOPHY (DESCRIPTIVE)' And exam conducted in the year 21. And Question paper code was '078/21'. Medium of question paper was in Malayalam or English . Booklet Alphacode was 'A'. Answer keys are given at the bottom, but we suggest you to try answering the questions yourself and compare the key along wih to check your performance. Because we would like you to do and practice by yourself.

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Excerpt of Question Code: 078/21


Total Number of Questions : 20

Time : 2.00 Hours Max. Marks : 100
1. What is the fundamental act of Philosophizing in the Vedas and the Upanishads ? (3 Marks)
_ 2. According to Aristotle : What is metaphysics ? (3 Marks)
3. The primary function of ethical language ‘is to express the speaker's approval and invite-so-to
speak the approval of the hearer’. Comment on it. (3 Marks)
4. Point out the significance of contraposition by limitation. (3 Marks)
5. How is truth as a value and its conflict with other values problematized in Media ethics ? (3 Marks)
6. “The head of the state represents the nation, therefore any comment on her/him is comment
on the nation”. Examine this statement from the point of view of category mistake. (3 Marks)
7. Howis Atman (soul) defined in the context of avasth3traya ? (5 Marks)
8. What is the relationship and the difference between Akhyati and Viparitakhyati 7 (5 Marks)
9. What exactly is the difference between Hegelian and Marxian dialectics ? (5 Marks)
10. Why William David Ross’ theory is considered as pluralism ? (5 Marks)
11. Analyse the importance of the concept of conditioned mind in Jiddu Krishnamurti’s philosophy. (5 Marks)
12. Examine Aurobindo’s notions of perfect individual and perfect life 5 earth. (5 Marks)
13. “Being-in is not a ‘property’ which Dasein sometimes has and sometimes does not have...
Comment with reference to Heidegger's Being and time. (5 Marks)
14. How according to feminist ethicists gender operates within our moral beliefs and practices? (5 Marks)
15. What is paradigm according to Thomas Kuhn ? (5 Marks)
16. Describe the Mind-Body problem in Descartes. (5 Marks)
17. What are the differences between ‘Understanding’ and ‘Reason’ in Kant’s critical philosophy? (8 Marks)
18. ‘Quantification increase the power of logical analysis’. Explain with special reference to universal
and existential quantifier. (8 Marks)
19. “There is not a single philosophical method, though there are indeed methods, different therapies,
as it were.” How does Wittgenstein change his views on the role and function of philosophy from
tractatus to philosophical investigation ? Discuss in the light of above statement. (8 Marks)
20. “One 15 not simply a body, but in some very key sense, one does one’s body...”. Comment with

reference to judith Butler’s conception of Gender performativity. (8 Marks)

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