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    From what I can see, the past philosophy questions have been:
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    Jan-10
    gods omniscience
    miracles
    life after death
    symbols

    Jun-10
    gods benevolence
    rel exp
    life after death
    analogy

    Jan-11
    sacred writings
    miracles
    resurrection
    myth/analogy


    Out of the following topics:
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    gods omnipotence
    gods omniscience
    gods benevolence
    miracles
    religious experiences
    soul/mind/body
    resurrection/life after death
    symbols
    analogy
    myth


    They have yet to ask us on God's omnipotence, soul/mind/body so I think at least one of those two will come up.
    I also think as they did miracles in jan 11, religious experiences will come up.
    And some form of religious language. Either comparing one against the other or critically analysing one type.

    So predictions:
    God's Nature: Omnipotence
    Religious Experience
    Religious Language
    Souls


    Any thoughts??

    I'll do an ethics one later.
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    (Original post by purplefrog)
    From what I can see, the past philosophy questions have been:
    Spoiler:
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    Jan-10
    gods omniscience
    miracles
    life after death
    symbols

    Jun-10
    gods benevolence
    rel exp
    life after death
    analogy

    Jan-11
    sacred writings
    miracles
    resurrection
    myth/analogy


    Out of the following topics:
    Spoiler:
    Show
    gods omnipotence
    gods omniscience
    gods benevolence
    miracles
    religious experiences
    soul/mind/body
    resurrection/life after death
    symbols
    analogy
    myth


    They have yet to ask us on God's omnipotence, soul/mind/body so I think at least one of those two will come up.
    I also think as they did miracles in jan 11, religious experiences will come up.
    And some form of religious language. Either comparing one against the other or critically analysing one type.

    So predictions:
    God's Nature: Omnipotence
    Religious Experience
    Religious Language
    Souls


    Any thoughts??

    I'll do an ethics one later.
    I'd love for those topics to come up!
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    For Ethics:

    They have asked:
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    Jan-10
    Meta Ethics
    Utilitarian re: Environment
    Conscience
    Sexual

    Jun-10
    Virtue
    Rel Eth re: Business
    Free Will
    Sexual

    Jan-11
    Free Will
    Business
    Conscience
    Sexual


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    Free Will
    Conscience
    Meta ethics
    Business
    Sexual
    Environment


    Sexual ethics always seems to come up. And then they alternate between business/environment each year. Meta ethics hasn't come up since the first paper, so that looks very likely too and virtue ethics seems to be rare too...
    For the final one, I'd say its between consicence/free will - seeing as they're both huge topics and came up in the last paper.

    Prediction:
    Sexual Ethics
    Evironmental Ethics
    Virtue Ethics/Meta Ethics
    Free Will/Conscience

    Basically revise everything :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by purplefrog)
    For Ethics:

    They have asked:
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    Jan-10
    Meta Ethics
    Utilitarian re: Environment
    Conscience
    Sexual

    Jun-10
    Virtue
    Rel Eth re: Business
    Free Will
    Sexual

    Jan-11
    Free Will
    Business
    Conscience
    Sexual


    And they can ask us on:
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    Free Will
    Conscience
    Meta ethics
    Business
    Sexual
    Environment


    Sexual ethics always seems to come up. And then they alternate between business/environment each year. Meta ethics hasn't come up since the first paper, so that looks very likely too and virtue ethics seems to be rare too...
    For the final one, I'd say its between consicence/free will - seeing as they're both huge topics and came up in the last paper.

    Prediction:
    Sexual Ethics
    Evironmental Ethics
    Virtue Ethics/Meta Ethics
    Free Will/Conscience

    Basically revise everything :rolleyes:
    Virtue ethics & meta-ethics have only come up once inc. speicimen paper - my bets are on them.

    For philosophy, miracles only once.
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    Can someone explain Boethius' idea of God being timeless please? I am so confused right now!
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    (Original post by SpriteOrSevenUp)
    Can someone explain Boethius' idea of God being timeless please? I am so confused right now!
    Timelessness = Eternal. God is outside and independent of time. Thus experiences and sees all of reality at once. Our past/present/future is simultaneous to God. Aquinas used an analogy of travellers on a road - to the people on the road, they can only see things in a linear perspective - whereas God is above, from a vantage point, and thus can see everything and everyone.

    Very brief description there, but does that help?
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    (Original post by purplefrog)
    Timelessness = Eternal. God is outside and independent of time. Thus experiences and sees all of reality at once. Our past/present/future is simultaneous to God. Aquinas used an analogy of travellers on a road - to the people on the road, they can only see things in a linear perspective - whereas God is above, from a vantage point, and thus can see everything and everyone.

    Very brief description there, but does that help?
    Thanks! I understood before that God sees everything simultaneously, so with a film he'd see the opening credits, middle and closing credits all at the same time.

    What I don't understand is how that allows humans to have free-will
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    I'm thinking of making revision lists for each of the topics for what we must know for Philosophy and Ethics. I'll constantly add to these for my ones but here is something to start off. Would be great if everybody contributed to these:

    Philosophy:
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    will update soon


    Ethics:
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    Meta Ethics
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    Meta vs Normative Ethics
    Analytic/Synthetic Statements
    Cognitivism
    Non-Cognitivism
    Naturalistic Fallacy (Hume Is/Ought Distinction)
    Naturalism
    Intuitionism
    Emotivism
    Prescriptivism
    Language Games


    Virtue Ethics
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    Telos
    Eudaimonia
    Intellectual Virtues
    Moral Virtues
    Cardinal Virtues
    Agent Centred Nature
    Golden Mean
    Ascombe
    Foot
    MacIntry
    Keenan
    Slote
    Taylor


    Sexual Ethics
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    Situations:
    - Premarital Sex
    - Homosexuality
    - Contraception
    - Civil Partnerships
    - Extramarital Sex

    Use Ethical Frameworks to the above:
    - Kantian Ethics
    - Virtue Ethics
    - Utilitarianism --> Harm Principle --> Contractarianism
    - Religious Ethics --> DCT --> Aquinas/Augustine/Popes
    - Situation Ethics


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    (Original post by SpriteOrSevenUp)
    Thanks! I understood before that God sees everything simultaneously, so with a film he'd see the opening credits, middle and closing credits all at the same time.

    What I don't understand is how that allows humans to have free-will
    Its a non-causal relationship. just because god knows what's going to happen, it doesn't mean we didn't choose it to be so. He just as foreknowledge. So when we do something, we freely choose to do it, but God knows that would be the outcome.
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    (Original post by purplefrog)
    Its a non-causal relationship. just because god knows what's going to happen, it doesn't mean we didn't choose it to be so. He just as foreknowledge. So when we do something, we freely choose to do it, but God knows that would be the outcome.
    Ohh thanks! That makes sense! So God knows the future, but he sees us make that choice with his foreknowledge. As a result, he didn't cause it to happen, he just sees what happens.

    Thanks once again
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    I found these two tables online which are really useful. They tell you all the past exam questions for Philosophy and Ethics, so they'll be particularly interesting if you're wondering what might come up this year:
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    (Original post by SpriteOrSevenUp)
    I found these two tables online which are really useful. They tell you all the past exam questions for Philosophy and Ethics, so they'll be particularly interesting if you're wondering what might come up this year:
    This is SO helpful!!!! Thanks so much - giving you rep!
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    (Original post by Been_22)
    This is SO helpful!!!! Thanks so much - giving you rep!
    Glad it helped

    I reckon Meta-Ethics is coming up this year - woooop!
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    Hi guyss . i need some help . im doing OCR , and have a p&e exam this thursday . im a little confuesed on the strenghts and weaknesses of utilatarinisum , any ideas

    thankss a lot


    and good luck for many upcoming exams

    xxx
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    thankyou . thats simple and it really helped . uhm i was wondering . lets say for example a question asked
    explain strenghts of utiliatariunism ?
    25 marks
    would i still be able to contradict this question and put it weaknesses of it too . thanks . how would i get a solid high band mark .

    xxx

    much appreciated
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    (Original post by Wanttobeasucess)
    My teacher is so rubbish, she never turns up and hasn't taught us half the topic SO
    do you think it will be okay to miss out Meta Ethics and Conscience in Ethics ?!
    Seeing as we only need to answer 2 questions out of 4!
    Basicly, is there any chance that 2 meta ethics questions will come up? or 2 conscience questions???
    My teacher is exactly the same, We are missing out meta ethics as it is so different but i would ensure you look at the conscience, Newman Freud, Butler and Aquinas are my main focus points for that topic. Piaget and Kohlberg are taking a back seat but still in the car (if you get my drift)
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    (Original post by Zombear)
    Some checklists of everything you need to know for both of the exams.
    Is this any different from the specification?
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    (Original post by SpriteOrSevenUp)
    Glad it helped

    I reckon Meta-Ethics is coming up this year - woooop!
    ME TOO ! sorry that was just a little too enthusiastic but i really do hope this comes up ! it's only been up once out of the three times and that was on the very first paper (january 2010) so i'm pretty confident it will come up ! going to make sure i know it really well, hope your revision's going well too x
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    What does sacred writing come under - religious language?
    no there seperate topics xx
 
 
 
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