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Did the solipsism and sceptical problem essays. I absolutely walked the first one, but I feel like the second one was a bit shaky. I knew the content and but down the relevant points, but I feel as if my argumentation lacked a bit of clarity and could have been more lucid.

I feel like it was a low A overall, but seeing as I walked the first two and have no worries about the next one, I can't really complain.
Can I ask what exactly you put in your Solipsism essay?
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I did the relativist question, I wrote about 7 pages but my handwriting is pretty big. Started off my defining cultural relativism, gave examples etc, briefly mentioned how it appeals to verificationism, then criticised then endorsement of 'tolerance' implied by relativism, talked about the is/ought gap and a few counter objections, then wrote about naturalism and utilitarianism as alternative theories for supposing we can judge other cultures, concluded that utilitarianism offers the most powerful argument for judging other cultures, and that relativism is a poor argument. Don't think I did as well as the political section but don't think it went too bad. You could still probably get a B without a conclusion if you went into enough detail + evaluated throughout the question .
Sounds good. I wrote 3 pages on relativism and then 2.5 on emotivism. Included all the the theory and evaluation so I shouldn't lose too many marks hopefully for the lack of conclusion. This exact question is basically the same as the one that came up in June 2010 and I got 40/50 on that when I handed it in so hopefully I got somewhere similar to that at around 35-40. The political one I thought was better even though both questions seemed very similar. I talked about positive freedom vs negative freedom and then all the political ideologies views on Liberty and law. Hopefully should get an A-/A on this paper. Unit 4 seems to be easier.
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Hi,

What happens if you got the information correct but due to the stress put the wrong name??

I think I might have done that.

Ahhh

Hopefully I didn't

(Original post by VannR)
Did the solipsism and sceptical problem essays. I absolutely walked the first one, but I feel like the second one was a bit shaky. I knew the content and but down the relevant points, but I feel as if my argumentation lacked a bit of clarity and could have been more lucid.

I feel like it was a low A overall, but seeing as I walked the first two and have no worries about the next one, I can't really complain.
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So then on to PHIL 4. Anyone doing Mill? I'm personally predicting mills instrumental/intrinsic accounts or freedom of action for the 15 marker and free speech and democracy for the 45 markers.
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Anyone doing Descartes? I'm so unprepared
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Anyone doing Descartes? I'm so unprepared
Yeah! The 45 Marks are fine but its kind of funny how ****ed I am for the small questions.
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Can I ask what exactly you put in your Solipsism essay?
I developed substance dualism first before discussing how it leads to solipsism through the private language thesis, and then discussing it in more general terms by considering our lack of experience of other minds.

Then I looked at how arguments from analogy with ourselves and hypothesis may remove solipsism in a common-sense way, but remarked that they do not resolve sceptical doubt since they are inductive. The issue was dealt with more strongly by considering Wittgenstein's argument for our phenomenal awareness of other minds, and then how the private language thesis is incompatible with language developing a form of semantic externalism, and so if meaning is publicly fixed, other minds must exist.

The last paragraph was essentially a clarification of my position - the problem can be solved.

EDIT: the difference between my answer and yours appears to be that you developed the problem in general terms alone and went for a discussion of how analytical behaviourism may be used as a solution; my answer was focused more upon solipsism as a general doubt, but particularly as something which arises from the private language thesis from substance dualism, and may have gone a little bit further into Wittgenstein's arguments against solipsism (there are two of them).
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Hi,

What happens if you got the information correct but due to the stress put the wrong name??

I think I might have done that.

Ahhh

Hopefully I didn't
In some of the exemplar material there was an A* essay which had a clear error about functionalism, claiming that it faced the multiple realisability problem. I think you will be fine
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Anyone doing mill? i need help please pm me if you are !!
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I developed substance dualism first before discussing how it leads to solipsism through the private language thesis, and then discussing it in more general terms by considering our lack of experience of other minds.

Then I looked at how arguments from analogy with ourselves and hypothesis may remove solipsism in a common-sense way, but remarked that they do not resolve sceptical doubt since they are inductive. The issue was dealt with more strongly by considering Wittgenstein's argument for our phenomenal awareness of other minds, and then how the private language thesis is incompatible with language developing a form of semantic externalism, and so if meaning is publicly fixed, other minds must exist.

The last paragraph was essentially a clarification of my position - the problem can be solved.

EDIT: the difference between my answer and yours appears to be that you developed the problem in general terms alone and went for a discussion of how analytical behaviourism may be used as a solution; my answer was focused more upon solipsism as a general doubt, but particularly as something which arises from the private language thesis from substance dualism, and may have gone a little bit further into Wittgenstein's arguments against solipsism (there are two of them).
Thanks dude. It doesn't really matter now anyway, I've just realised that I totally didn't evaluate at all in my essays (particularly Philosophy of Mind). I don't know how I managed that. Results day will not be fun.
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Any1 doing plato anď willing to share essays
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Yeah! The 45 Marks are fine but its kind of funny how ****ed I am for the small questions.
Yea I agree! The 45 markers you can pretty much quote what you want, but the 15markers are so specific and mean you have to know the text back to front (which I don't at all). I've got a secure bank of quotes, but no where near enough to cover the 15 markers. I will be frantically cramming!
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I was wondering if it was possible for you to send me the June 2010 paper and mark scheme for PHIL4, seeing as you had it for PHIL3 and it is not available on the web anymore. It would be greatly appreciated if you could - is it not the case that half the questions yesterday were on topics that were on the June 2010 paper ?

Thanks.

EDIT: found them on studentbounty.com. Don't worry about it .
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That sounds good! I did the second question on EM. I'm now trying not to think about it though, as I'm panicking that I haven't evaluated enough! You know when you can't explicitly remember doing something, so you're just hoping that you did it automatically? Yea that's me right now!
yaaaaa, don't worry hopefully we get the grades we need
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How much did you write on relativism? I also included emotivism as an alternative theory as I think that still gets marks. I didn't have time to write a conclusion though
I briefly mentioned normative relativism in my conclusion and how it exists/fits in with our society. This is undeniable. But throughout my essay I showed how utilitarianism (rule, act) can justify the act of human sacrifice.
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I did the relativist question, I wrote about 7 pages but my handwriting is pretty big. Started off my defining cultural relativism, gave examples etc, briefly mentioned how it appeals to verificationism, then criticised then endorsement of 'tolerance' implied by relativism, talked about the is/ought gap and a few counter objections, then wrote about naturalism and utilitarianism as alternative theories for supposing we can judge other cultures, concluded that utilitarianism offers the most powerful argument for judging other cultures, and that relativism is a poor argument. Don't think I did as well as the political section but don't think it went too bad. You could still probably get a B without a conclusion if you went into enough detail + evaluated throughout the question .
I talked about the is/out gap, bridging it with reasons, verification principle and the open question argument. I know it sounds like alot now I hope I made sense
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I feel like my political phil answer was pretty good but im having some serious break down when thinking about the moral one. I've tried to mainly relate it to cultures/cultural relativism and relativism as a whole, and ran out of time and couldnt get to mention Hume OR Moore. Though i did mention existentionalism, Plato, naturalism(virtue ethics, utilitarianism) but then looking back i feel like i've done really bad compared to how much I knew and the time factor was a problem too =/ is it possible to even get a high grade do u reckon, in my situation?
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I feel like my political phil answer was pretty good but im having some serious break down when thinking about the moral one. I've tried to mainly relate it to cultures/cultural relativism and relativism as a whole, and ran out of time and couldnt get to mention Hume OR Moore. Though i did mention existentionalism, Plato, naturalism(virtue ethics, utilitarianism) but then looking back i feel like i've done really bad compared to how much I knew and the time factor was a problem too =/ is it possible to even get a high grade do u reckon, in my situation?
I did a paper once once where I didn't talk about any other cognitive theories, only evaluating emotivism and error theory and got 37/50, which would have been an A with the grade boundaries . If you went into enough detail and picked up enough AO1/AO2 marks you should (hopefully!) be fine.
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Is anybody doing, or has done PHIL4 PLATO?

The 15 marks are simple to answer but hard to gain the full 15 marks, if anybody has some perfect answers I would be grateful!

***Also PHIL4 Plato notes and exemplar essays in general would be good if anyone is willing to share?
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Is anyone else in the world doing Mill? I'm frantically cramming him in 8 hours a day, because I was so worried about Unit 3 I've basically neglected Unit 4, up until now. Really struggling to remember quotes. I've got maybe 6/7 memorised, but I need about double that - eeek! It's tough getting them to stick! If anyone else is doing Mill, how would you go about answering a instrumenal/intrinsic account of liberty question. Do you think that would be a 45 marker or only ever a 15-marker?
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