Aph 201: History Of Philosophy (Ancient And Medieval) Question Paper

Exam Name: Aph 201: History Of Philosophy (Ancient And Medieval) 

Course: Master Of Arts

Category: Kenyatta University question papers

Exam Year:2009

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2008/2009
SECOND SEMESTER EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE EDUCATION AND
BACHELOR OF ARTS
APH 201: HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY (ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL)

DATE: Wednesday 16th September, 2009

TIME: 8.00 p.m ?10.00 a.m
INSTRUCTIONS:

Q1.
Giving specific examples, explain the heritage of the Greeks to world knowledge

in terms of; science, language and philosophy.


[23 marks]

Q2.
a)
Explain the circumstances surrounding any of ONE of the following

dialogues. (a) Euthyphro



(b) Crito










[10 marks]

b)
Why Socrates arguments are weightier than those of his discussant
in
both
dialogues?
[10
marks]

Q3.
a)
What is the importance of the ?ORGANON? in ARISTOTLE?S
PHILOSOPHY?
b)
How does it relate to his other major topics?







[10 marks] +[ 13 marks]
Q4. Explain
the
central thesis of the philosophy of the following schools of thought
and their main proponents.

i)
Epicureanism
ii)
Stoicism
iii)
Skepticism

Q5.
i)
In what way does the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquina differ from that of
Aristotle?


ii)
Outline Aquina?s five (5) ways of the demonstration of the existence of
God.
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