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Question 72

Contemporary Western Philosophy

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

According to Russell there are two ways of grouping particulars; one into ‘things’ and the other into ‘series of perspectives’ , which of the following sets of terms is used by him, respectively. (August Paper-3)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

‘Objects’ and ‘minds’

b.

‘Pieces of matter’ and ‘biography’

c.

‘Pieces of body’ and ‘background’

d.

‘Form’ and autobiography

Question 73

Appeared in Year: 2016 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Consider the following statements with reference to logical positivism and mark the correct code: (July Paper -2)

(i) Strong verification requires that to be meaningful a statement should be verifiable or falsifiable by direct confrontation with experience.

(ii) Logical positivism employs verifiability as the criterion of meaning.

(iii) Strong verification requires both direct and indirect methods of verifiability.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Only (i) is true.

b.

Only (i) and (iii) are true.

c.

Only (iii) is true.

d.

Only (i) and (ii) are true.

Question 74

Contemporary Western Philosophy

Appeared in Year: 2017 (UGC)

Question

Assertion-Reason▾

Assertion(Ꭺ)

According to Russell, ‘Denoting phrases never have any meaning in themselves’ . (January Paper-2)

Reason(Ꭱ)

In, ‘the brother of Charles II was deposed’ , the brother of Charles II is a denoting phrase and thus, has no meaning.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true and Ꭱ is the correct explanation of Ꭺ

b.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true but Ꭱ is NOT the correct explanation of Ꭺ

c.

Ꭺ is false but Ꭱ is true

d.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are false

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