Does anyone have the questions for OCR RS/Philo&Ethics from June 2013? Watch

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Really want to see what came up in the last exam
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1a Explain what is Intelligent design.
1b 'The Intelligent design arguments make no sense'

2a Explain Descartes Ontological argument.
2b 'Descartes has proved that a perfect God exists'

3a Explain what is meant by creatio ex nihilo.
3b 'God should not judge us as he is responsible for the way we are'

4a Explain the theodicies of both Augustine and Irenaeus.
4b 'There is too much evil in the world for there to be a God'
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Ethics June 2013:
1a) Explain, with examples, the importance Kant placed upon doing one’s duty. [25]
1b) To what extent is doing one’s duty the most important part of ethics? [10]
2a) Explain how a follower of the religion you have studied might approach the issues of
infertility. [25]
2b) ‘The right to a child is not an absolute right.’ Discuss. [10]
3a) Explain how the concept of the ‘Quality of Life’ might be applied to euthanasia. [25]
3b) ‘The ‘Sanctity of Life’ is the most important issue when considering euthanasia.’
Discuss. [10]
4a) Explain the main principles of the classical forms of Utilitarianism. [25]
4b) ‘Utilitarianism is not a good guide for resolving ethical dilemmas.’ Discuss. [10]

(gutted 4 came up last year as it was such an easy question!)
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Is this for philosophy of religion? & do you think the questions will repeat this year?

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Is this for philosophy of religion? & do you think the questions will repeat this year?

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Topics may repeat highly unlikely it will be the same question
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Topics may repeat highly unlikely it will be the same question
What about on the Islam side of the course? OCR
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What about on the Islam side of the course? OCR
I don't do that section of the course however I imagine it is similar, topics may repeat but unlikely the questions will.
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How are you revising for the exam? Any tips?

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Its my hardest exam to revise for to be honest. Read over your notes and them make lists/mind maps then revise them.
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Are you doing the exam on Tuesday OCR?

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Yeh on Tuesday, I'm doing the Ethics and the Philosophy sections of the exam
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Ah, should have specified I was after the A2 questions... anyone know about them?
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Ah, should have specified I was after the A2 questions... anyone know about them?
Philosophy
1) Symbolic language is the best way to talk about God.
2) To what extent does Boethius succeed in proving that the Christian God is just.
3) The existence of evil cannot be justified if there is no life after death.
4) Critically assess Wiles' view on miracles.

Ethics
1) To what extent are religious teachings on the environment and the Gaia hypothesis compatible.
2) Without freedom it is impossible to make moral choices.
3) Critically assess the view that the word 'good' has no real meaning.
4) Businesses are completely incompatible with Virtue ethics.
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Philosophy
1) Symbolic language is the best way to talk about God.
2) To what extent does Boethius succeed in proving that the Christian God is just.
3) The existence of evil cannot be justified if there is no life after death.
4) Critically assess Wiles' view on miracles.

Ethics
1) To what extent are religious teachings on the environment and the Gaia hypothesis compatible.
2) Without freedom it is impossible to make moral choices.
3) Critically assess the view that the word 'good' has no real meaning.
4) Businesses are completely incompatible with Virtue ethics.
Life saver, thanks so much!
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Life saver, thanks so much!
You're welcome
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You're welcome
I don't suppose you have any predictions etc. likely to come up either?
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I don't suppose you have any predictions etc. likely to come up either?
I'm doing A2 philosophy and ethics next year but this site might help: http://www.philosophicalinvestigatio...blog/1314-2014
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