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Philosophy & Ethics at Shaftesbury School

Course description

This course helps us to understand how humans make important ethical decisions. Philosophers throughout the ages have asked questions such as: What is my duty?/What is goodness?/Are there rights?/How do I know how to behave? The theories have names such as Utilitarianism, Situation Ethics, Kantian Ethics and Christian Ethics. The course includes: Ethical Theory, Medical Ethics (abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering), war and peace, sexual ethics. In Philosophy you will study arguments about the existence of God, Classical Greek Philosophers (Socrates, Plato and Aristotle), evil and suffering, life after death and much more. You will consider religious views as well as non-religious views.

Entry requirements

General entry requirement for Level 3 is 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C incl. English Language and Maths. Subject specific entry requirements: Grade B in GCSE English.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years

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