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Aph 300: History Of Philosophy (Modern And Contemporary) Question Paper

Exam Name: Aph 300: History Of Philosophy (Modern And Contemporary) 

Course: Degree Of Bachelor Of Arts

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 300: HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY (MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY)

DATE: Tuesday 22nd December, 2009 TIME: 2.00 p.m. ? 4.00 p.m.

INSTRUCTIONS
Answer any THREE questions.

1.
What is the Renaissance? Explain five characteristic features of this period.
2.
What is Modern Philosophy and why is it called so?
3.
Discuss the life and contributions of one contemporary philosopher you have
researched on.
4.
Below are two columns, A & B. Column gives names of philosophers, column B
gives outstanding major ideas, claims or arguments belonging to philosopher in
column A.
a)
Match
the
idea/argument/claim
to a philosopher from column A.


Column A
1.
John Locke
2.
Sören Kierkegaard
3.
Immanuel Kant
4.
John Stuart Mill
5.
George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
6.
French enlightenments? Philosophes
7.
Rene Descartes
8.
Karl Marx
9.
David Hume
10.
Auguste Comte
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Column B
1.
Real is rational and rational is real.
2.
The earthly paradise is a classless society, with each working
according to his capacity and each receiving according to his
needs.
3.
The Encyclopedia, prompted the French Revolution.
4.
Human reason cannot know the noumenon, das Ding as sic, or
reality-in-itself.
5.
Space, time are a priori conditions of the mind.
6.
The problem of ?something we know not what? that supports the
primary and secondary qualities.
7.
The mind and body communicate through some animal vapors
situated somewhere in the pineal gland of the brain.
8.
The Will can not be anything but a slave to the passions
(sentiments).
9.
Nothing is in the mind that has not passed through the senses,
except the mind itself.
10.
Ethics should seek the greatest pleasure for the greatest number of
people (?).
b)
Explain why the utterance, argument/or idea in column B is important in
considering the philosophy of its relevant philosopher in column A
(one philosopher only).

5.
Explain the basic features of contemporary philosophy and highlight them in the
thought of one contemporary philosopher.


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