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LATIN AND GREEK.
1. State and illustrate Verner's Law.
2. How may the wide extension of the suffix -a to denote the feminine gender be accounted for?
3. Briefly discuss the Latin perfect forms.
4. Cite instances from Greek and Latin in which the pronominal inflexion has affected the inflexion of the noun.
5. Explain fully this footnote from Giles :- The Greek word represents the e-form, the Latin and English the o-form of the root -gher-'.
6. How do you explain the Schema Pindaricum?
7. Inquire into the origin of the Latin relative.
8. State the Greek and Latin equivalents of the words slow and choose, tracing the connexion in each instance.
9. Comment upon the following constructions :(a) quem pol ego capitis perdam.
(b) ciues meum casum luctumque doluerunt.
10. Write notes upon points philologically interesting presented by the following words:—φαιοχίτωνες, ὑάκινθος, Evvis; lubricus, musca, tenebrae.
II.-MENTAL AND MORAL SCIENCE.
REV. PROF. DARLINGTON; PROF. MAGENNIS; REV. DR. MAGILL; PROF. PARK; PROF. WOODBURN.
1. Discuss fully: Any categorical judgment must be false. The subject and the predicate cannot in the end either be the other.'
2. As we are no longer ruled by Mill's Logic, I hope it will not be denied that in inductions a single case examined with sufficient care can establish an universal law. The ideal of this principle of induction is seen in geometrical reasoning.' Discuss this in detail, and explain what Metaphysic of Logic is implied in its acceptance.
3.The ground of our assent to historical testimony is neither a natural instinct, nor an induction, but a rigorous deduction. If so, upon what should this deduction be based?' Examine this critically, noticing some contrary views. What rules have been suggested for the elimination of error in historical evidence?
4. (a) Ens autem et essentia sunt quae primo in intellectu concipiuntur.
(b) Primum actualiter cognitum est species specialissima.
Criticise carefully passage (a) in relation to the view of Scotus in passage (b). Explain clearly how (a) is connected with the general theory of the formation of intellectual knowledge held by Aquinas.
The two terms of finality are the end and the means, and as strict a connection is assumed to obtain between them as between cause and effect.' What strong objections might be urged against this?
REV. PROF. DARLINGTON; PROF. MAGENNIS; Rev. Dr. MAGILL; PROF. PARK; REV. PROF. WOODBURN.
The place and the value of hypothesis in Logic.
REV. PROF. DARLINGTON; Rev. Dr. Magill; Prof.
[Candidates will answer on two sections only, ONE of which must be section A.]
1. Determine the functions, and discuss the relative importance, of visual, auditory, and motor images in memorizing.
2. Discuss: Whether Socrates is right in rating the self-possessed and open-eyed faculties of Reason and Conscience as the crowning glory of our nature; or whether Carlyle is justified in setting above them the workings of "unconscious" genius.'
3. Show how some recent discoveries in Psycho-Physics illustrate and confirm the principles laid down in the De Potentiis Animae' of Aquinas.
4. God, considered as the object of metaphysical inquiry, is conceived by all except Agnostics as the One Universal Mind, whatever else may be included in the concep
What else is included in the conception by the first book of the Summa Contra Gentiles, and how does St. Thomas evade the Agnostic position in the conclusions of this book?
5. Examine carefully the following statement :
'No analysis of any conception or belief can, I conceive, show it to be something other than careful introspection shows it to be.'
6. Explain with critical analysis: Mr. Bradley's method rests on the ultimate presupposition that the real must be self-consistent.'
REV. PROF. DARLINGTON; PROF. MAGENNIS; REV. DR. MAGILL; PROF. Park; Rev. Prof. Woodburn.
Causa Sui et Mundi.
REV. PROF. DARLINGTON; PROF. MAGENNIS; REV. DR. MAGILL; PROF. PARK; REV. PROF. WOODBURN. [Candidates will answer on two sections only, ONE of which must be section A.]
1. Discuss the various methods that have been applied to Ethical inquiry with a special reference to
(a) The limits of a Physical Science of Ethics';
(b) The necessity of a Metaphysic of Morals.'
2. Explain the causes, and consider the remedies, of moral failure under the heads, men do not see their duty with sufficient clearness, and they do not feel the obligation to do it with sufficient force.
3. (i) The only true good is to be good.'
(ii) Conduct is three-fourths of life.'
(a) Determine, by reference to his principles and some of his discussions, the position St. Thomas would adopt in respect of these dicta.
(b) Has St. Thomas quite escaped the Socratic paradox ? 4. (a) How would you answer this dilemma:-Si Deus est, unde malum? Si non est, unde bonum?
(b) 'The conception of Right is not the fundamental conception of Ethics; and yet if we make the Good the central conception, how is it possible to escape the circulus in definiendo'?
5. Explain clearly:- The antithesis of intuitionism and empiricism is not of essential significance for Ethics.' 6. Discuss the following statement: Questions of morals differ from physical questions in this, that their aspect changes with every change in the human mind.'
REV. PROF. DARLINGTON; PROF. MAGENNIS; REV. DR. MAGILL; PROF. PARK; REV. PROF. WOODBurn. THESIS.
The influence of one's moral ideal in determining the method of ethical investigation.
HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY.
REV. PROF. DARLINGTON; PROF. MAGENNIS; REV. DR. MAGILL; PROF. PARK; REV. PROF. WOODBURN.
[Candidates will answer in two sections only, ONE of which must be section A.]
1. The world has cycles in its course, when all That once has been is acted o'er again.'
Illustrate this statement from the history of philosophical and scientific thought.