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    Ahhh, those fun times when you read through threads like these after thinking you did well in the exam, only to realize everyone came to a completely different conclusion to you on almost every essay...

    Results day is definitely going to be an experience:moon:
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    (Original post by Username_valid)
    Basically, have my chances of the A* disappeared?
    I don't think so, its really hard to say. It largely depends on the examiner you get, how you wrote the essay, how good your arguments were. A* is not impossible, many people are unsure about exactly what that FW/D question demanded so it is likely the examiner won't knock of marks just because the same arguments were in a different format to what they expected.
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    (Original post by tntech)
    I don't think so, its really hard to say. It largely depends on the examiner you get, how you wrote the essay, how good your arguments were. A* is not impossible, many people are unsure about exactly what that FW/D question demanded so it is likely the examiner won't knock of marks just because the same arguments were in a different format to what they expected.
    That's reassuring, thank you! How about the meta-ethics question, do you think it would have been necessary to refer to all four theories? It was either talk about emotivism in more detail, or mention precriptivism briefly, I went with the former.

    What questions did you answer?
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    (Original post by Username_valid)
    That's reassuring, thank you! How about the meta-ethics question, do you think it would have been necessary to refer to all four theories? It was either talk about emotivism in more detail, or mention precriptivism briefly, I went with the former.

    What questions did you answer?
    Phil was Boethius and Symbols
    Ethics free will and meta-ethics

    Not at all necessary - I wrote about emotivism, intuitionism, ethical naturalism and logical positivism + Wittgenstein. I briefly mentioned prescriptivism as an extension of emotivism but like you say, briefly. It isn't at all necessary to discuss all 4, you're credited on what you write, how much you know about the topics you present and how well you can sustain a balanced argument and make a final, reasoned judgement
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    Does this sound okay...? For the free will and determinism question I talked about hard determinism and soft determinism and how this meant we had to have freedom to have moral choice. But then I argued that for soft determinisms we need a level of determinism otherwise events would be random. Therefore without freedom it isn't impossible to have moral choice because we need to be determined to have choice. I used Hume to support this.

    For meta-ethics I said that there were two approaches to the view that the word good has no meaning, cognitive and non-cognitive. I then talked about Ethical naturalism, intuitionism and emotivism and talked about the strengths and weaknesses of these views. I then concluded that emotivism doesn't really relate to how we think about morality (in that we believe some things are objectively wrong.) I can't remember who I said was most successful though haha.
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    (Original post by copril)
    Does this sound okay...? For the free will and determinism question I talked about hard determinism and soft determinism and how this meant we had to have freedom to have moral choice. But then I argued that for soft determinisms we need a level of determinism otherwise events would be random. Therefore without freedom it isn't impossible to have moral choice because we need to be determined to have choice. I used Hume to support this.

    For meta-ethics I said that there were two approaches to the view that the word good has no meaning, cognitive and non-cognitive. I then talked about Ethical naturalism, intuitionism and emotivism and talked about the strengths and weaknesses of these views. I then concluded that emotivism doesn't really relate to how we think about morality (in that we believe some things are objectively wrong.) I can't remember who I said was most successful though haha.
    This is basically what I said! Although I was such a numpty and forgot naturalism :'(


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    (Original post by Hannahm1995)
    This is basically what I said! Although I was such a numpty and forgot naturalism :'(


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    Yay, even the determinism stuff because I was worried about what I said about soft determinism... I don't think that will count against you at all. It asked us to critically assess the view that good basically has no meaning or whatever so if more to do with emotivism. It's better to not include something rather than include it but do nothing with it (if that makes sense...)
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    (Original post by Bubblegum_16z)
    Someone PLEASE tell me if i completely screwed up the meta-ethics question relating to the word 'good' - i tried to bring in synoptic links. And i basically argued in two short paragraphs that the term had significant meaning as it provided the basis of bentham's utilitarianism (hedonic calculus - greatest good for greatest number) and was a central feature in kant's summum bonum????


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    This sounds good! That's basically ethical naturalism, that good can be linked to a natural property. So you basically said no it can't have no meaning it's the basis of these theories...? Doesn't sound wrong to me.
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    (Original post by tntech)
    Phil was Boethius and Symbols
    Ethics free will and meta-ethics

    Not at all necessary - I wrote about emotivism, intuitionism, ethical naturalism and logical positivism + Wittgenstein. I briefly mentioned prescriptivism as an extension of emotivism but like you say, briefly. It isn't at all necessary to discuss all 4, you're credited on what you write, how much you know about the topics you present and how well you can sustain a balanced argument and make a final, reasoned judgement
    Thank you!
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    (Original post by copril)
    Yay, even the determinism stuff because I was worried about what I said about soft determinism... I don't think that will count against you at all. It asked us to critically assess the view that good basically has no meaning or whatever so if more to do with emotivism. It's better to not include something rather than include it but do nothing with it (if that makes sense...)
    Ah thank you for reassuring me Good luck on results day! I'm sure we have all done better than we think!


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    (Original post by copril)
    Does this sound okay...? For the free will and determinism question I talked about hard determinism and soft determinism and how this meant we had to have freedom to have moral choice. But then I argued that for soft determinisms we need a level of determinism otherwise events would be random. Therefore without freedom it isn't impossible to have moral choice because we need to be determined to have choice. I used Hume to support this.

    For meta-ethics I said that there were two approaches to the view that the word good has no meaning, cognitive and non-cognitive. I then talked about Ethical naturalism, intuitionism and emotivism and talked about the strengths and weaknesses of these views. I then concluded that emotivism doesn't really relate to how we think about morality (in that we believe some things are objectively wrong.) I can't remember who I said was most successful though haha.
    You could have also mentioned Kant in the Soft Determinism part of the first question. As he says that freedom is needed to preserve personal autonomy.
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    (Original post by matildaor)
    You could have also mentioned Kant in the Soft Determinism part of the first question. As he says that freedom is needed to preserve personal autonomy.
    I did! I didn't bother to put that bit a minute ago because he's a bit of weird soft determinist isn't he? Free will in the noumenal realm and all that. So Kant linked them both together I think... Can't remember any more haha.
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    (Original post by copril)
    I did! I didn't bother to put that bit a minute ago because he's a bit of weird soft determinist isn't he? Free will in the noumenal realm and all that. So Kant linked them both together I think... Can't remember any more haha.
    In relation to your free will question did you argue for libertarians too as they believe we are completely free so make moral choices? Just curious
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    (Original post by studentgrace)
    In relation to your free will question did you argue for libertarians too as they believe we are completely free so make moral choices? Just curious
    Yep. I argued that both hard determinists and libertarians would agree with the statement but would come to different conclusions, determinists that freedom would be required and consequently we have no moral responsibility and libertarianism that we aren't caused and have free moral choice.
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    (Original post by Iamabbasi)
    Guys i thought the exam was pretty good, i mean the questions were pretty much what i was expecting.
    I did
    ontological argument
    For 18mark i mentioned :
    Anselms a priori approach
    Anselms reply to gaunilo about necessity of god
    Descarte
    Plantinga
    Malcom
    William lane craig
    And lastly wittgenstein
    For Ao2 :
    G.e more, kant,hume, gaunilo

    Religious language
    I mentioned why it was meaningless
    Logical positivists
    Verification principle
    Aj ayers development
    Anthony flews falsification
    And wittgensteins language game

    For ao2 i argued why some would argue its not meaningless by saying
    The problem with verfication principle itself,
    R. M hares blik argument
    John hicks eschological verification
    Mitchells argument against flew and i dont rmmbr what else lol


    Meta ethics/Ethical language
    For this i mentioned problems that show ethical language is meaningless, started with humes fork, is-ought gap, developed it using Moore, den explained Moores defination of good problem, then moved to naturalistic fallacy and open question theory.
    I then lastly mentioned emotivist aj ayer as to show that ethical langauge was meaningless

    For ao2:
    I started by giving arguments on whether these problems wrre solved or not, started by intuituonists solution and assessed how convincing it was, mentioned naturalist position and stevenson, but i ran out of time to do more


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    Ontological?
    What paper was this O.o?
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    (Original post by Divergent)
    Ontological?
    What paper was this O.o?
    It was philosophy of religion and ethics, didnt you guys have that paper?


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    (Original post by Iamabbasi)
    It was philosophy of religion and ethics, didnt you guys have that paper?


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    Well.. I did philosophy paper and there wasn't a question on the ontological argument.. thats AS isn't it?
    Unless it was ethics? :/
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    I wonder if any one can tell me how badly I messed up the symbolic language question, I talked about Tillich and symbols but then I think I got confused I started talking more about metaphorical language but calling it symbolic language, so I talked about the symbolic interpretation of the bible etc. I think I went WAAAY off track I even said that 'you are the apple of my eye' was symbolic language used in a non religious context and now I'm really paranoid I've completely flunked that question
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    - Im sure everyone did better than they thought and this paper was pretty narrow/specific and hard so its possible the grade boundaries would go really down

    - Also in AS if a person gets 90ums and over in both papers how much would you need in A2 to get an A* OR A overall

    Someone please answer this question !!

    Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    (Original post by angel_25)
    - Im sure everyone did better than they thought and this paper was pretty narrow/specific and hard so its possible the grade boundaries would go really down

    - Also in AS if a person gets 90ums and over in both papers how much would you need in A2 to get an A* OR A overall

    Someone please answer this question !!

    Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You need 320ums overall to get an A. So if you get 90ums in each of the AS papers you need 320-180=140ums in the A2 papers- so 70ums in each or so. For the A* you have to get 320ums overall - so an A, but you have to average 90ums in the A2 modules.
 
 
 
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