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Hi, I was just wondering what philosophy involves. What do you study?
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I've been doing AQA AS Philosophy as an extension to my A-Levels (Physics, Maths & Chemistry), so I do it over two years but it is very interesting so far.

The concepts that I've covered thus far are:
What knowledge actually is in terms of its foundations, so what is required for actual knowledge.

Theories of perception - Does a world external of my mind exist? Is God required for a world to exist? Do we experience the world directly?

Reason as a source of knowledge - How do we learn new concepts and ideas? Do we learn them through experiencing them, through reason or do we know them already but we don't have access to them>

The content is fairly simple if your notes are condensed but the mark schemes focus heavily on exam technique making it my most difficult subject after physics as it is my only essay subject. It is also quite pretentious but still very interesting nonetheless.
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I've been doing AQA AS Philosophy as an extension to my A-Levels (Physics, Maths & Chemistry), so I do it over two years but it is very interesting so far.

The concepts that I've covered thus far are:
What knowledge actually is in terms of its foundations, so what is required for actual knowledge.

Theories of perception - Does a world external of my mind exist? Is God required for a world to exist? Do we experience the world directly?

Reason as a source of knowledge - How do we learn new concepts and ideas? Do we learn them through experiencing them, through reason or do we know them already but we don't have access to them>

The content is fairly simple if your notes are condensed but the mark schemes focus heavily on exam technique making it my most difficult subject after physics as it is my only essay subject. It is also quite pretentious but still very interesting nonetheless.
Thanks it sounds really interesting, I've also been considering; ancient history, sociology and psychology.
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Thanks it sounds really interesting, I've also been considering; ancient history, sociology and psychology.
No problem!

It ties in well with psychology at AS Level anyway, especially when looking at memory and how we gain knowledge of the world.
It should also link in with both sociology and psychology if you look at moral philosophy and whether morals are social constructs or innate human feelings and thoughts.
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No problem!

It ties in well with psychology at AS Level anyway, especially when looking at memory and how we gain knowledge of the world.
It should also link in with both sociology and psychology if you look at moral philosophy and whether morals are social constructs or innate human feelings and thoughts.
Yh they all seem really similar but I don't know if that's good or bad
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