You will read or prepare presentations. You need to use current newspapers, the internet, podcasts and video to apply philosophical argument to deepen your understanding of thinking and moral behaviour. You will need to write essays and take part in regular class discussion and debates.
In Philosophy (Religion and Ethics) we ask these questions:
- What can we know?
- Can the existence of God be proved?
- How do we make moral decisions?
- Are my mind and body separate?
You will read extracts from great thinkers including, Descartes, Russell and Plato, as you get to grips with these questions, so you must be prepared to do some challenging conceptual thinking.
Content overview (TBC)
33.3% Philosophy: problem of evil, nature of the mind, body and soul, existence of God
33.3% Ethics: the conscience, contemporary issues, psychology of religion, free will.
33.3 % Religious thought: beliefs and values, identity, issues within society, science.