Social and political philosophy are two branches of philosophy which are very similar as they both deal with the role of individuals in the society, as well as the role of the government.
Social philosophy is a branch of philosophy which focuses on questions about social behaviour. As well as this, it concentrates on the ethical values of society and social institution. The discipline addresses a wide range of subjects such as the functions of everyday actions, the effects that science has on culture and the changes in human demographics.
Usually, social philosophy overlaps the concept of ethics as both the disciplines try to find an answer to the same questions. Social philosophy also includes other forms which are political philosophy and philosophy of law. These are strictly related to how the government works. As well as this, social philosophy is strictly connected to social sciences.
Political philosophy is the study of questions related to city, government, politics, justice and rights. It focuses on why a society needs these aspects and what are the features that make a government legitimate. The term political science usually refers to a general political view, political belief or attitude about politics.
Not only the discipline is a branch of philosophy but it is a sub-discipline of political science.
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