Aph 302: Social Philosophy Question Paper

Exam Name: Aph 302: Social Philosophy 

Category: Kenyatta University question papers

Exam Year:2009

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2009/2010
FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF
ARTS
APH 302: SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY

DATE: Tuesday 22nd December, 2009 TIME: 8.00 a.m. ? 10.00 a.m.

INSTRUCTIONS
Answer THREE questions only.

1.
a)
What is social philosophy?
b)
Distinguish
between
social
philosophy from social ethics.

2.
With reference to John Stuart Mill?s philosophy, examine the atomistic theory of
society.

3.
?Society is nothing but a mere contract?. Explain this statement with reference to
Thomas Hobbes theory of society.

4.
Explain the term ?equal social opportunities? and show to what extent a nation is
obliged to provide equal social benefits to its citizens.

5.
?Nyerere was not a social philosopher?. Do you agree with statement? Give
reasons.

6.
Examine critically the social obligations of the Platonic ?philosopher-kings?.

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