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A Level Philosophy and Ethics at The Boswells School

Course description

PHILOSPHY AT AS LEVEL

In an introduction to Philosophy of Religion we will look at how Western ideas about God have been influenced by Ancient Greek as well as Biblical ideas. We will also see how these different sources of ideas about God have led to conflicts that need to be resolved.

The unit then proceeds to examine some of the traditional arguments for the existence of God as well as challenges to religious belief, such as the problem of suffering and the perceived undermining of religious belief by psychology and sociology.

PHILOSPHY AT A2 LEVEL

Students explore the very nature of language, the phenomena of religious experiences and miracles and explore the concept of God as an eternal one and the philosophical problems that this raises.

ETHICS AT AS LEVEL

Here we will look at how people have tried to decide not only what is right and wrong but also whether we can even say that there is such a thing as right and wrong.

This unit looks at whether actions are right or wrong in themselves or whether they are right or wrong depending on their outcome. We will also look at how ethical theories might apply to contemporary medical issues such as abortion, euthanasia and genetic engineering.

ETHICS AT A2 LEVEL

Students explore the principles of utilitarianism, Kantian Ethics, Virtue ethics, Natural moral law and the nature of ethical language. Students also apply these principles to the environment, sex, conscience and the concept of freewill and determinism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Boswells School directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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