Philosophy CSS Syllabus

Philosophy CSS Syllabus 2016 is available here. Candidates will be expected to display in depth knowledge of basic Philosophy concepts, Nature and Scope of Philosophy, Philosophical Methods, Epistemology, Ontology, Muslim Thinkers, Allama Iqbal., Imam Ghazali, Al-Farabi, Ibn-e- Sina, Ibn-e-Khaldun, Ibn-e-Rushid, Shah Wali Ullah, The challenge, Ethics, and Contemporary Philosophical Movements.

Philosophy CSS Syllabus 

Philosophy CSS Syllabus 2016 is given below:

1. Introduction:

Definition, Nature and Scope of Philosophy.

2.  Philosophical Methods:

Socratic Method (Socrates); Inductive Method (Bacon, Mill); Deductive Method (Aristotle, Descartes); Dialectical Method (Hegel); Fallibilistic Method (Popper)

3.  Epistemology:

Rationalism (Plato, Descartes, Spinoza); Empiricism (Locke, Berkeley, Hume); Transcendentalism (Kant); Intuitionism (Bergsonl)

4.  Ontology:

Idealism (Plato, Berkeley); Representative Realism (Locke); Materialism (Marx)

5.  Muslim Thinkers:

Allama Iqbal., Imam Ghazali, Al-Farabi, Ibn-e- Sina, Ibn-eKhaldun, Ibn-e-Rushid, Shah Wali Ullah

6.  Ethics:

What is morality? The challenge of cultural relativism: Does morality depend on religion. Psychological and ethical egoism: Virtue Ethics (Aristotle), Moral Absolutism (Kant), Utilitarianism (Mill), Social Contract Theory.

7.  Contemporary Philosophical Movements:

Existentialism (Heidegger, Sartre); Pragmatism (Peirce, James, Dewey); Neopragmatism (Rorty); Postmodernism (Lyotard, FoucaultDerrida)

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