Month: June 2020

Philosophy of Religion (Paper 1) – detailed notes on William James and Mystical Experience for students following the Edexcel syllabus.

From the syllabus: 2.1 The nature of religious experience   a) Context of religious experience across religious traditions, range of definitions related to belief in God and/or ultimate reality, theistic and monistic views, ineffability, noetic, transience, passivity.   b) Types: conversion, prayer, meditation, mysticism, numinous. Relationship between religious experience and propositional and non-propositional revelation.   …

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Additional Course Notes on Realism and Pacifism for students of the Edexcel syllabus

From the syllabus: b) Concepts of pacifism, including absolute, relative/selective and nuclear pacifism, the role of pacifist movements and pressure groups.  NOTE: this handout does not deal with all aspects of the above but should be helpful. Additionally, there is information on the realist/realpolitik perspective which provides another contrast with Just War theory. Both pacifism …

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Course Notes on ethical issues to do with Nuclear Weapons for students of the Edexcel syllabus

From the syllabus.  a) The contribution of at least one religion to issues of war and peace, including the teaching of sacred text(s), the Just War Theory, including principles jus ad bellum, jus in bello and jus post bellum, reasons for and influences on the development of the theory, examples of wars, including contemporary conflicts …

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Detailed Course Notes on War and Peace for students of the Edexcel syllabus

From the syllabus.  a) The contribution of at least one religion to issues of war and peace, including the teaching of sacred text(s), the Just War Theory, including principles jus ad bellum, jus in bello and jus post bellum, reasons for and influences on the development of the theory, examples of wars, including contemporary conflicts …

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Course Notes for Edexcel students – Brian Orend on Just War Theory

From the syllabus.  a) The contribution of at least one religion to issues of war and peace, including the teaching of sacred text(s), the Just War Theory, including principles jus ad bellum, jus in bello and jus post bellum, reasons for and influences on the development of the theory, examples of wars, including contemporary conflicts …

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