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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
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2009/2010
FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF
APH 300: HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY (MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY)
DATE: Tuesday 22nd December, 2009 TIME: 2.00 p.m. ? 4.00 p.m.
Answer any THREE questions.
What is the Renaissance? Explain five characteristic features of this period.
What is Modern Philosophy and why is it called so?
Discuss the life and contributions of one contemporary philosopher you have
Below are two columns, A & B. Column gives names of philosophers, column B
gives outstanding major ideas, claims or arguments belonging to philosopher in
to a philosopher from column A.
John Stuart Mill
George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
French enlightenments? Philosophes
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Real is rational and rational is real.
The earthly paradise is a classless society, with each working
according to his capacity and each receiving according to his
The Encyclopedia, prompted the French Revolution.
Human reason cannot know the noumenon, das Ding as sic, or
Space, time are a priori conditions of the mind.
The problem of ?something we know not what? that supports the
primary and secondary qualities.
The mind and body communicate through some animal vapors
situated somewhere in the pineal gland of the brain.
The Will can not be anything but a slave to the passions
Nothing is in the mind that has not passed through the senses,
except the mind itself.
Ethics should seek the greatest pleasure for the greatest number of
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).
Explain the basic features of contemporary philosophy and highlight them in the
thought of one contemporary philosopher.
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