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Hi, I'm taking my philosophy and ethics exam tomorrow too... currently revising ethics, which I find so much harder than philosophy. Especially since my school does philosophy and ethics as an enrichment AS level so we only get 2 lessons a week, 1 full lesson and 1 lunchtime and I've missed quite a few of the ethics lessons.
I've made a list of the things that we've covered but I'm a bit concerned that I might not have covered everything , can anyone help me out?
I've got:
Natural law
Utilitarianism
Kantian ethics
Situation ethics
Christian ethics
War ethics
Euthanasia
Human cloning

I don't think we've covered anything else... but I have stuff like animal rights and justice and punishment in my book that I'm pretty sure we haven't covered... I don't know if I need to know this stuff or not ?

Thanks!
well human cloning comes under genetic engineering, a lot more than just that
Also missing abortion and fertility treatment
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well human cloning comes under genetic engineering, a lot more than just that
Also missing abortion and fertility treatment
Aah right thanks . Is the syllabus the same? Like do we get a choice of what topics to learn within the syllabus or does everyone have to learn everything?
Hope that makes sense...
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Aah right thanks . Is the syllabus the same? Like do we get a choice of what topics to learn within the syllabus or does everyone have to learn everything?
Hope that makes sense...
If your doing OCR then your meant to learn everything, however what most people do is miss out one section as you only have to answer 2 /4 questions. However more than one and you may be screwed
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If your doing OCR then your meant to learn everything, however what most people do is miss out one section as you only have to answer 2 /4 questions. However more than one and you may be screwed
Ah ok thanks for this
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fml
I hear you friend
I'm doing a retake so I'm even more stressed. Last year I got an A for Phil but a C for Ethics so I'm retaking Ethics and..... I do not understand it!!

War and Peace better not come up.
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If a question like this comes up 'Explain Anselm's Ontological argument' do you just talk about Anselm or Descartes, Kant, Russel, Guanilo etc... too?
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If a question like this comes up 'Explain Anselm's Ontological argument' do you just talk about Anselm or Descartes, Kant, Russel, Guanilo etc... too?
I would go through it like this,

  • Anselm's first argument
  • Gaunilo's criticism (the island)
  • Anselm's second argument (necessary and contingent beings)
  • Descartes' argument and how it is linked the ontological argument (existence as a property)
  • Kant's criticism of Descartes' argument (existence is not a predicate)
  • General criticism of the ontological argument on a whole (weak definition of God)
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If a question like this comes up 'Explain Anselm's Ontological argument' do you just talk about Anselm or Descartes, Kant, Russel, Guanilo etc... too?
If that Question comes up then you only have to include Anselm. But make sure you write in great detail including both of Anselm's ontological arguments.
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I find it hard to decipher the difference between Anselm's ontological arguments. Would I still get marks if I included everyone else? I would like too because it would be much easier..
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I find it hard to decipher the difference between Anselm's ontological arguments. Would I still get marks if I included everyone else? I would like too because it would be much easier..
No, I wouldn't advise you include everyone else - you wouldn't get any marks for it, as youre not referring to the question and it would be a massive waste of your time! Go revise Anslem now, it won't take as long as you'd think..

Good luck!
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I CANNOT BELIIIIVE IT'S TOMORROW!
Ethics = FML.

and for philos i only know ontological arg and prob of evil in detail... DIEEE
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I hear you friend
I'm doing a retake so I'm even more stressed. Last year I got an A for Phil but a C for Ethics so I'm retaking Ethics and..... I do not understand it!!

War and Peace better not come up.
Mine is a resit too, Phi and Eth tomorrow AS, then Phi and Eth A2 on Friday. With a law resit inbetween for good measure. FML even more

My brain is about to burst.
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(Original post by ASDAMIN)
I would go through it like this,

  • Anselm's first argument
  • Gaunilo's criticism (the island)
  • Anselm's second argument (necessary and contingent beings)
  • Descartes' argument and how it is linked the ontological argument (existence as a property)
  • Kant's criticism of Descartes' argument (existence is not a predicate)
  • General criticism of the ontological argument on a whole (weak definition of God)
You don't need to include all that, do you? I thought you only have to answer what the question says (ie Anselm's versions)
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I'm gonna miss out:

Philosophy:
- God as creator
- Goodness of God
- Science and Religion

Ethics
- Religious Ethics
- War and Peace


Do you guys reckon i'll be able to get away with it?
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I'm gonna miss out:

Philosophy:
- God as creator
- Goodness of God
- Science and Religion

Ethics
- Religious Ethics
- War and Peace


Do you guys reckon i'll be able to get away with it?
I highly doubt it!
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(Original post by ASDAMIN)
I would go through it like this,

  • Anselm's first argument
  • Gaunilo's criticism (the island)
  • Anselm's second argument (necessary and contingent beings)
  • Descartes' argument and how it is linked the ontological argument (existence as a property)
  • Kant's criticism of Descartes' argument (existence is not a predicate)
  • General criticism of the ontological argument on a whole (weak definition of God)
Don't do this on part A. Part A is for knowledge only, not analysis or evaluation. Stick to talking about Anselm, maybe a little about how Descartes adds to it.
That kind of answer is more suited to part B.
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this is a stupid question, im doing my exam tomorrow, so am i ocr or aqa?
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(Original post by Simplyobsessed)
I'm gonna miss out:

Philosophy:
- God as creator
- Goodness of God
- Science and Religion

Ethics
- Religious Ethics
- War and Peace


Do you guys reckon i'll be able to get away with it?
iv done the same as you on philosophy but for ethics I'v done both of those. Religious ethics is just Natural law and Situation Ethics with a bit about Jesus and the old testement too. It won't take long to learn
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(Original post by Simplyobsessed)
I'm gonna miss out:

Philosophy:
- God as creator
- Goodness of God
- Science and Religion

Ethics
- Religious Ethics
- War and Peace



Do you guys reckon i'll be able to get away with it?
How strange, we're skipping exactly the same ethics topics
We'll both either do well tomorrow or both fail!
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