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Question 164

Contemporary Western Philosophy
Rawls' Veil of Ignorance

Appeared in Year: 2021

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MCQ▾

Read the statements carefully

In the light of the theory of justice as fairness, as proposed by John Rawls, choose the pair of statements that do not agree with Rawl՚s position

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Only when the conception of justice is on hand, the ideas of respect and human dignity can be given a more definite meaning.

b.

Principles of justice are derived from the ideas of respect and human dignity.

c.

Greater welfare of others is to be valued more than the individual freedom

d.

Both a. and c. are correct

Question 165

Contemporary Western Philosophy

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MCQ▾

According to Bertrand Russell՚s views on Logical Atomism and Definite Descriptions, which of the following statements are incorrect?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Russell believed that everyday language was sufficiently sophisticated to properly represent the truths of philosophy.

b.

Russell՚s theory of logical atomism depends on the philosophy of Mathematics.

c.

The term “The King of America” is an example of a definite description.

d.

Both c. and a. are correct

Question 166

Contemporary Western Philosophy

Appeared in Year: 2020 (UGC)

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MCQ▾

Which one of the following is incompatible with the views of Quine?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Traditional epistemology is the foundation of naturalized epistemology

b.

Translation is always indeterminate

c.

There is no role of dogmas in philosophy

d.

Ontology is relative

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