AS Philo+Ethics EssaysWatch this thread
I know people aren't really sure how to structure essays for the exam, so thought I'd make a kind of essay bank of all my marked essays (done in timed conditions), all full marks so far, so feel free to take a look, and hopefully they'll help in some way.
Only just getting started, but I should have a fair few essays up there soon, from both philosophy and ethics. I'd be happy to take any requests for essays, it's all good practice!
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Good luck for the exam, 9 days to go aaaah
Hey, glad to see a fellow OCR-er, seems like everyone is AQA round here! I've been looking at all the old philos past papers and noticed a trend in terms of the questions so I think this year it's going to be on Aristotle, Goodness of God and some criticism of religion (but not Theodicy or Behe's irreducible complexity) as they haven't come up in ages (Aristotle was last in Jun 2011, 4 papers ago!) So maybe some essays on those topics would be useful as your essays are really informative in both content and technique
By Peter Baron
a. Explain what is meant by "moral relativism".
b. "Relativism is the best approach to issues surrounding genetic engineering". Discuss.
a. Explain the main principles of Natural Law approach to ethics.
b. "Natural law is the best approach to issues surrounding the right to a child (or issues surrounding abortion)". Discuss.
a. Explain how the concepts of sanctity of life and quality of life apply to issues surrounding abortion.
b. "Only utilitarian ethics satisfactorily accounts for quality of life issues". Discuss.
a. Explain how a Religion of your choice approaches issues surrounding going to War.
b. "A Just War is impossible". Discuss.
a. Explain what is meant by "deontological ethics".
b. "Deontological ethics is inflexible". Discuss.
a. Explain the main differences between a teleological and deontological approach to ethics.
b. "Teleological ethics is of more practical use than deontological ethics" Discuss.
By Peter Baron
AS Philosophy of Religion
a. Explain Aquinas' first, second and third ways to proving God's existence.
b. To what extent are Hume's challenges to causation successful in critiquing the cosmological argument?
a. Explain what Aristotle meant by the Final Cause.
b. "Aristotle's theory of knowledge is more believable than Plato's." Discuss.
a. Explain why some scientists do not believe that God created the universe.
b. Evaluate the claim that the Bible tells us nothing about the creation of the universe.
a. Explain what it means to call God creator 'Ex Nihilo'.
b. "God is more designer than creator." Discuss.
Hope it helps guys and good luck xx