Contemporary Western Philosophy [GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Philosophy]: Questions 40 - 43 of 183

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Question 40

Appeared in Year: 2014 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Which one of the following theories of meaning that Quine supports? (June)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Wholistic theory of meaning

b.

Positivist theory of meaning

c.

Atomistic theory of meaning

d.

Reductionist theory of meaning

Question 41

Contemporary Western Philosophy

Appeared in Year: 2014 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

According to Russell, which are of the following have meaning of their own? (June Paper - 2)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Proper names

b.

Indefinite Descriptions

c.

Definite Descriptions

d.

All of the above

Question 42

Appeared in Year: 2014 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Read the following arguments and select the fallacy in it, using the code given below:

Argument:

″ All Hindus are Aryans.

No Persians are Hindus.

No Persians are Aryans ″ . (June)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Fallacy of Illicit Minor

b.

Fallacy of Undistributed Middle

c.

Fallacy of Four Terms

d.

Fallacy of Illicit Major

Question 43

Appeared in Year: 2014 (UGC)

Question

Matching-Pair▾

Find the pair which does not match:

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Use theory of meaning was propounded by …

Later Wittgenstein

b.

The theory of descriptions was advocated by …

Russell

c.

Speech-act theory was introduced by …

Austin

d.

The wholistic approach to meaning was advocated by …

Ayer

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