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What should they be reading? Which books are worth recommending to students of Philosophy and Religious Studies?

The following is a rather personal list of publications that I would recommend to sixth-formers who wish to expand their horizons a little by engaging in some supplementary reading over and above their course textbooks. Teachers who are inclined to read around the subject may enjoy some of them too. Note that I am restricting …

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Book Review/Summer Reading 2 Martha Nussbaum – Not for Profit : Why Democracy Needs the Humanities

The American philosopher Martha Nussbaum may already be familiar to some readers of this blog, as Greek philosophy is one area of particular academic interest for her, and she has made a significant contribution to the field of modern virtue ethics. Specifically, she interprets Aristotle‚Äôs virtues as absolutes, and argues that justice, temperance etc. are …

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General course notes introducing and exploring basic ethical terminology for the Edexcel Paper 2 Syllabus (Religion and Ethics)

We begin by looking at a famous thought experiment that is often used to introduce this topic: the Trolley Car dilemma. Trolley Car Dilemma Version 1 You are walking near a trolley-car track when you notice five people tied to it in a row. The next instant, you see a trolley hurtling toward them, out …

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