Competitive Exams: Philosphy MCQs (Practice-Test 23 of 90)

  1. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Figures and Moods) List-II (Fallacies)
    1. EAE in third figure

    2. EAE in fourth figure

    3. EAE in second figure

    4. IAI in first figure

    1. Illicit major

    2. Illicit minor

    3. Undistributed middle

    4. No fallacy

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  2. The correct symbolization of the statement ‘Both Saurav and Dravid cannot face the spin-bowlers’ would be

    1. ~ S-D

    2. ~ (S. D)

    3. (~ S ~ D)

    4. ~ S ~ D

  3. Benthem attempted to demonstrate the interdependence between

    1. altruism and egoism

    2. utilitarianism and hedonism

    3. gross and refined hedonism

    4. psychological and ethical hedonism

  4. The superiority of mental pleasure over bodily pleasure is accepted by

    1. Benthem and Mill

    2. Mill and the Epicureans

    3. The Epicureans and Hobbes

    4. Hobbes and Bentham

  5. Which one of the following is acceptable to Kantian ethics?

    1. Morality will make sense only if it is grounded on reason

    2. Ethical goal must be after contingent values

    3. The moral values are what men actually desire

    4. Morality cannot bypass the sensualistic urge

  6. The view ‘nothing can possible be conceived in the world, or even out of it, which can be called good without qualification, except a good will’ is held by

    1. Hume

    2. Kant

    3. Bradley

    4. Sidgwick

  7. Consider the following statements: Kant's theory of categorical imperative would rule out

    1. a rational being who is unethical

    2. an unethical being who is irrational

    3. an ethical being who is irrational

    4. an ethical being who is rational

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 1 and 4

  8. When we say that someone acted freely, we assume that

    1. what he did was reasonable

    2. he would have done otherwise than what he did

    3. what he did was to his liking

    4. what he did was not as he desired

  9. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Theories) List-II (Philosophers)
    1. Intuitionism

    2. Prescriptivism

    3. Emotivism

    4. Rational Utiltarianism

    1. C L Stevenson

    2. R M Hare

    3. W D Ross

    4. Henry Sidgwick

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  10. Who among the following, holds the view that there is a type of ‘evaluative inference’ by which we ‘pass from factual reasons to an ethical conclusions’

    1. Ayer

    2. Stevenson

    3. Toulmin

    4. Moore

  11. The Prescriptivists reject all forms of

    1. hedonism

    2. utilitarianism

    3. perfectionism

    4. descriptivism

  12. ‘The job of ethical language is to express feeling’ in the sense of arousing feeling and to stimulate action. The view is held by

    1. Hume

    2. Russell

    3. Ayer

    4. Nowell-Smith

  13. Emotivism holds that a moral judgement is

    1. persuasive in nature

    2. an imperative

    3. renunciation of action

    4. a universalisable principle

  14. Niskama karma in the Bhagavadgita means

    1. purposeless action

    2. disinterested action

    3. renunciation of action

    4. desireless action

  15. Triratna, according to Jaina ethics refers to

    1. Samyag-darsana, samyag-jnana, samyag-caritra

    2. Samyag-darsana, samyag-jnana, samyag-viveka

    3. Samyag-darsana, samyag-samadhi, samyag-caritra

    4. Samyag-samadhi, samyag-jnana, samyag-caritra