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How to write ethics essays? (OCR religious studies)

Not completely sure on how to evaluate ethical theories for AO2 marks, like for the philosophy ones you talk about the argument being consistent and logical errors but idk what you put for ethics?

Is it how useful it is in practice?
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Consistency/logical errors too yes - but also practicality issues regarding how well the theory would work in practice - such as how easy it is to follow, whether it's compatible with human nature, whether it leaves out intuitively important factors, whether it's outdated.

See my notes here for examples of the kinds of evaluation points you can make:

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