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    Is it just me that finds religious experience fascinating? I mean, I know a lot of it is made up bull, but I really enjoy the section

    Who else has the OCR-Heinemann textbook?
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    (Original post by lordmackery)
    Is it just me that finds religious experience fascinating? I mean, I know a lot of it is made up bull, but I really enjoy the section

    Who else has the OCR-Heinemann textbook?
    Religious experience is alright.. It's very straight forward to learn. Topic wise my *favourite to worst* is
    Life After Death
    Miracles
    Attributes of God
    Religious Experience
    Religious Language

    Lanaguage is dull in my opinion!
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    (Original post by Divergent)
    Yay another New Testament person!
    I absolutely detest it also. I'm literally just going to learn the bible passages and hope I can magically get a B. I got a B on the AS paper in June (no idea how...). I don't go to a Catholic School, but we did Mark's Gospel for GCSE, so they figured it would be "easy" for us at AS knowing a lot of the passages... I find it extremely difficult! Especially as there is literally no textbook at all!

    I'm dreading June as well
    I'd like an A overall (a B would be okay.. but would mean I need an A in chemistry, which probably won't happen).

    I think the coke incident is definately a cause for the C! I'm surprised you was allowed it in the exam room! :P

    When do you think you'll start revision for NT? x
    I honestly don't know what I'm going to do! I only need a B in it for Uni, ideally I'll get an A. I'm thinking of doing the same, I've never once bothered to actually read the gospel yet; I know all the parables now though! No I only did Religious because I got a B as GCSE lol so it was (sadly) one of my strongest subjects. I think my main issue is I hate my NT teacher; he's a right Neanderthal. Yeah, that's another thing I struggle with is the lack of a textbook...

    ahhhhh you'll be fine haha! Keep the faith!

    Yeah I know, it was a nightmare! And I don't think I was allowed; but no one said anything! I just stood there getting saturated in coke and watching as it coated the examiner in front of me.... Honestly it was a nightmare, it was funny though as the teacher took me outside and just kept saying "forget about it, keep focused! It's your future here." Lol. The main problem was I'd had no sleep the night before as I had stayed up all night revising...

    i honestly don't know, probz in a couple of weeks; you? X
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    I feel as though I've only just learnt the Philosophy side, nevermind revising it...
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    I'm trying to cover Hick and his replica theory, Dawkins on the soul and maybe Gilbert Ryle on the soul today.

    Weird question but have you guys been taught the diffences in materialism (e.g hard materialists and soft materialists?)
    I'm wondering whether or not we might need to know the difference. I'd much rather just learn about straight materialism rather than specialising for each scholar.?
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    Hey people,

    I'm doing Philosophy of religion and Religious Ethics. Just started making notes on Tuesday and I have just finished today Religious Language! 14 pages of written notes for just Religious Language?! Such a killer of a subject and I'm using the 'Understanding Philosophy of Religion' textbook by Libby Ahluwalia. Just looking at the Religious Experience topic in the book, and it mentions 'A modern study of religious experience' by David Hay and 'Swinburne's Principles of Credulity and Testimony' Do we need to know these? I looked at the OCR specification and it mentions nothing on those Baffled indeed /:

    Btw, I got in AS level 89/100 in Philosophy (A) and 94/100 in Ethics 84/100 (A) So I need two mid B's apparently to get an A overall which is what I need for the Uni I want to go to!
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    (Original post by Divergent)
    I'm trying to cover Hick and his replica theory, Dawkins on the soul and maybe Gilbert Ryle on the soul today.

    Weird question but have you guys been taught the diffences in materialism (e.g hard materialists and soft materialists?)
    I'm wondering whether or not we might need to know the difference. I'd much rather just learn about straight materialism rather than specialising for each scholar.?
    I think it's helpful to know the differences, it'll seem more impressive in an answer, it'll show you've done wider reading and have a better connection with the topic. It's also interesting I think worth your while
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    (Original post by oconnell95)
    Hey people,

    I'm doing Philosophy of religion and Religious Ethics. Just started making notes on Tuesday and I have just finished today Religious Language! 14 pages of written notes for just Religious Language?! Such a killer of a subject and I'm using the 'Understanding Philosophy of Religion' textbook by Libby Ahluwalia. Just looking at the Religious Experience topic in the book, and it mentions 'A modern study of religious experience' by David Hay and 'Swinburne's Principles of Credulity and Testimony' Do we need to know these? I looked at the OCR specification and it mentions nothing on those Baffled indeed /:

    Btw, I got in AS level 89/100 in Philosophy (A) and 94/100 in Ethics 84/100 (A) So I need two mid B's apparently to get an A overall which is what I need for the Uni I want to go to!
    Actually you need 2 high C's to get an A overall. Around 68/69 on each paper. I need 2 mid/high B's to get an A, and got slightly less UMS total than you, that's how I know
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    (Original post by lordmackery)
    I think it's helpful to know the differences, it'll seem more impressive in an answer, it'll show you've done wider reading and have a better connection with the topic. It's also interesting I think worth your while
    Cool. Thanks. I've put it all in my notes.

    Another weird question - reading all the textbooks, my teachers handwritten 25 page booklet on Dawkins.. I thought I'd learnt everything about him.

    But looking at the June 2012 mark scheme, it talks almost entirely about a "soul one" and "soul two", which I've learnt nothing about, nor can I find anything about it in my notes.
    Have you guys learnt about it?

    Because I'm worrying I don't have enough on him.
    I didn't realise Dawkins would have "soul one and two" :/

    Any views? x
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    (Original post by Divergent)
    Cool. Thanks. I've put it all in my notes.

    Another weird question - reading all the textbooks, my teachers handwritten 25 page booklet on Dawkins.. I thought I'd learnt everything about him.

    But looking at the June 2012 mark scheme, it talks almost entirely about a "soul one" and "soul two", which I've learnt nothing about, nor can I find anything about it in my notes.
    Have you guys learnt about it?

    Because I'm worrying I don't have enough on him.
    I didn't realise Dawkins would have "soul one and two" :/

    Any views? x
    Yeah basically Dawkins defined two different types of soul, soul one being the platonic or religious soul that he described as dying out due to science and soul two which the idea of intellectual power and high development of one's mental faculties...

    So you can use Dawkins to reject concept of soul but then suggest a different way of thinking about soul in your essay
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    Hey. I've done my Philosophy module (thank goodness) and have got my Ethics to do in June. I'm in A2.

    I hate applying theories, it's really wierd, everyone says Philosophy is harder than Ethics. I find Ethics harder for a different reason, it's tedious, not interesting and straightforward (in a hard way).

    I know. Lots of contradicitons!

    Plus my teacher is awful. Boring and unhelpful (for the most part).

    I hate applying theories like Kantian ethics to the idea of Conscience etc.

    Anyone else doing what i'm doing?
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    (Original post by Divergent)
    Religious experience is alright.. It's very straight forward to learn. Topic wise my *favourite to worst* is
    Life After Death
    Miracles
    Attributes of God
    Religious Experience
    Religious Language

    Lanaguage is dull in my opinion!
    I quite liked Religious Language, I felt it was the only topic I learnt something massively 'different' and 'new' on
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    Epiphenomenalism?
    Dualist or Monist view?

    I'm not seeing how it links to the soul in my notes... but then my notes follow saying "support for dualism has come from the work of Sir Popper and Sir Eccles.. etc etc.

    And I want to put dualism. But it's a very alternative dualistic model.

    Then again, my notes also say "both epiphenomenalism and the double aspect theory hold that ultimately everything dervies from the brain. Monist and materialist"

    Confused ^ O.o??
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    (Original post by Divergent)
    Epiphenomenalism?
    Dualist or Monist view?

    I'm not seeing how it links to the soul in my notes... but then my notes follow saying "support for dualism has come from the work of Sir Popper and Sir Eccles.. etc etc.

    And I want to put dualism. But it's a very alternative dualistic model.

    Then again, my notes also say "both epiphenomenalism and the double aspect theory hold that ultimately everything dervies from the brain. Monist and materialist"

    Confused ^ O.o??

    I've never come across epiphenomalism in any of my lessons, textbooks, other books or internet reading O.o
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    (Original post by lordmackery)
    I've never come across epiphenomalism in any of my lessons, textbooks, other books or internet reading O.o
    Really?
    Its in one of my text books i'm reading now.
    & my teacher always talks about sticking it into essays

    e.g.
    Dualism - Interactionism (descartes), Epiphenomenalism (huxley)& Parallelism (leibniz)
    Materialism - Behaviourism (ryle), Identity Theory (peacocke) & Funcationalism.(no idea on the philospher for this one).

    I'm guessing its not going to be that important to learn then if its not in every text book.

    Have you done H.H. Price's nature of disembodied existence?
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    (Original post by Divergent)
    Really?
    Its in one of my text books i'm reading now.
    & my teacher always talks about sticking it into essays

    e.g.
    Dualism - Interactionism (descartes), Epiphenomenalism (huxley)& Parallelism (leibniz)
    Materialism - Behaviourism (ryle), Identity Theory (peacocke) & Funcationalism.(no idea on the philospher for this one).

    I'm guessing its not going to be that important to learn then if its not in every text book.

    Have you done H.H. Price's nature of disembodied existence?
    Hmm might read about some of these.

    Yes I have, why?
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    (Original post by lordmackery)
    Hmm might read about some of these.

    Yes I have, why?
    Just wondering
    I find his arguments very strange :P
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    (Original post by Divergent)
    Just wondering
    I find his arguments very strange :P
    Perhaps that other material you studied to do with Dualism is more on the Philosophy of Mind side, rather than our syllabus' focus on Body/Soul in the context of life and death?
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    does anyone know which topics came up in the ethics exam in january 2013?
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    (Original post by JimmyRustler)
    does anyone know which topics came up in the ethics exam in january 2013?
    Try the OCR website and look at the examiners report for Jan 2013.
    You can sort of figure out the topics the questions were on.
 
 
 
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