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Mon 12 May - Unit 1 - 50% AS and 25% of A Level
Friday 16 May - Unit 2 - 50% AS and 25% of A Level

Well, what to type. There is one compulsory question in Unit 1.

Unit 1

Why Kant I Lieb tniz in the exam---> Reason and Experience
Why Should I be Governed?
Why Should I be Moral?
The Idea of God
Persons

Unit 2
Knowledge of the External World
Tolerance
The Value of Art
God and the World
Free Will and Determinism


Essential Resources: (Feel free to post your resources)
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/philo...hilosophy-2170
http://www.alevelphilosophy.com/ <-- 30 mark question tips
http://www.routledge.com/cw/alevelphilosophy/s2/as/
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Hey, nice resources, which topics are you doing?

I'm in A2 Philosophy but redoing Unit 2 of AS: - 1) Knowledge of the External World and Free Will and Determinism

safe to say I just can't understand the questions and what I should write, however I do know the theories and concepts.
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(Original post by cymlawrence)
Hey, nice resources, which topics are you doing?

I'm in A2 Philosophy but redoing Unit 2 of AS: - 1) Knowledge of the External World and Free Will and Determinism

safe to say I just can't understand the questions and what I should write, however I do know the theories and concepts.
Unit 1:
Reason and Experience
Morality

Unit 2:
Value of Art
Tolerance
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Hey, nice resources, which topics are you doing?

I'm in A2 Philosophy but redoing Unit 2 of AS: - 1) Knowledge of the External World and Free Will and Determinism

safe to say I just can't understand the questions and what I should write, however I do know the theories and concepts.
Hiya, I'm in the same boat as you! I really need an A overall, so I'm redoing phil2 (I was caught out by the religious predestination question last year). I'm finding it's so much to go over as well as A2.. I'm terrified for the exams :/ If you'd like to talk over any of the topics I'd be cool with that What are you doing for 3 and 4? I'm doing Mind, Religion and Descartes' Meditations.
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Any ideas as to what questions could come up tomorrow for "Reason and Experience" and "Idea of God"?
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Any ideas as to what questions could come up tomorrow for "Reason and Experience" and "Idea of God"?
Conceptual schemes, highly likely would come up. 4 years hasn't come up.
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(Original post by Hody421)
Conceptual schemes, highly likely would come up. 4 years hasn't come up.

(Original post by khushboo123)
Any ideas as to what questions could come up tomorrow for "Reason and Experience" and "Idea of God"?
Hi guys,

How did you find the exam?

Reason and Experience:
a) two reasons to hold the tabula rasa hypothesis
b) "All our concepts are ultimately derived from sense experience" Discuss.

Persons:
a) two reasons to distinguish human from being a person
b) discuss why a machine could be a person.


I ran out of time and didnt get to do my second part b at alll...

Other than that, I thought the questions were good, did you take R+E part b 'concepts' to mean 'knowledge'
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(Original post by kelsey.phillips)
Hi guys,

How did you find the exam?

Reason and Experience:
a) two reasons to hold the tabula rasa hypothesis
b) "All our concepts are ultimately derived from sense experience" Discuss.

Persons:
a) two reasons to distinguish human from being a person
b) discuss why a machine could be a person.


I ran out of time and didnt get to do my second part b at alll...

Other than that, I thought the questions were good, did you take R+E part b 'concepts' to mean 'knowledge'
http://redandblackrainbows.files.wor...e-handbook.pdf
Page no.17-18

Concepts are ideas but I don't think they are knowledge because knowledge = justified,true etc.?
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(Original post by Hody421)
http://redandblackrainbows.files.wor...e-handbook.pdf
Page no.17-18

Concepts are ideas but I don't think they are knowledge because knowledge = justified,true etc.?
Your handbook says concepts are essentially "understandings" which is basically what I wrote about..

Do you have a similar handbook for PHIL3?

How did you find the exam?
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(Original post by kelsey.phillips)
Your handbook says concepts are essentially "understandings" which is basically what I wrote about..

Do you have a similar handbook for PHIL3?

How did you find the exam?
It was alright, the most unexpected question came up as a)

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2654599

the thread above is more active
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(Original post by kelsey.phillips)
Hi guys,

How did you find the exam?

Reason and Experience:
a) two reasons to hold the tabula rasa hypothesis
b) "All our concepts are ultimately derived from sense experience" Discuss.

Persons:
a) two reasons to distinguish human from being a person
b) discuss why a machine could be a person.


I ran out of time and didnt get to do my second part b at alll...

Other than that, I thought the questions were good, did you take R+E part b 'concepts' to mean 'knowledge'

I did R&E and Idea of God. The Idea of God was really good!! For reason and exp i kinda got confused on 30 marker coz i didn't realise concepts and ideas was the same thing :/

but I wrote about Locke, Hume, criticisms of Hume, bit of Kant and veined marble eg..

what kind of things did you include?
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I did R&E and Idea of God. The Idea of God was really good!! For reason and exp i kinda got confused on 30 marker coz i didn't realise concepts and ideas was the same thing :/

but I wrote about Locke, Hume, criticisms of Hume, bit of Kant and veined marble eg..

what kind of things did you include?
Im kind of the same on R+E since I thought concepts were knowledge or 'understandings'... despite what everyone is saying I dont think concepts are quite ideas!!
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Im kind of the same on R+E since I thought concepts were knowledge or 'understandings'... despite what everyone is saying I dont think concepts are quite ideas!!
I agree - but at around 15 minutes into this essay, I realized it was inconceivable that concepts could mean knowledge... just a priori intuition, I don't know how... after I realized this, I wrote about Plato's anamnesis, Kant's 'spectacles' - ship sailing down etc. but I didn't quite make it clear...

I discussed simple and complex concepts - this is where I understood it wasn't knowledge. Will probably get higher marks on this.

Overall, R+E = I think I got 2+11+6...
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Im kind of the same on R+E since I thought concepts were knowledge or 'understandings'... despite what everyone is saying I dont think concepts are quite ideas!!
My teacher said that empiricism, conceptual schemes and rationalism should all be right but we had to mention at least a bit of Locke and Hume.

Any ideas for Phil 2 Aesthetics and God and the world?
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OK thanks, I think I did that!

Sorry I didn't do those module areas!
np! ohh k.. never mind then.
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