JonnyD
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Just having a cheeky look over past papers, and this question caught my eye:

'Our ethical decisions are merely the result of social conditioning.’ Discuss.'

At first I thought... Standard question on the conscience, bring in a bit of Piaget, cheeky bit of Fromm here and there, compare them to religious ideas, evaluate and Bob's your turtle, A grade, go to uni, become a millionaire.

But HOLD ON WHAT'S THIS I thought (out loud)

Is this asking about free will and determinism? :O :O

Hence my confusion... I know you can lose a lot of marks for misunderstanding the question, so wondering what the kind, sexy peeps in TSR think of this
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Just looked at the mark scheme, and it seems like a cross between free will and determinism, and conscience. So you can talk about Piaget and Kohlberg, Freud and Intuitionism, as well as soft determinism, hard determinism, and libertarianism.
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That sounds to me like an opportunity to discuss hard determinism and the illusion of freedom, as well as the issue of conscience.
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