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Revision Test for the Edexcel syllabus on Kant/Kantian Ethics

NOTE : THESE QUESTIONS ARE BASED ON THE COURSE NOTES FOR KANT/KANTIAN ETHICS THAT CAN BE FOUND HERE, HERE, HERE AND HERE. COMMENTS ON THE ANTHOLOGY EXTRACT FROM KANT’S GROUNDWORK FOR THE METAPHYSICS OF MORALS CAN BE FOUND BY FOLLOWING THAT LAST LINK. THE EDEXCEL SYLLABUS ALSO REQUIRES A COMPARISON TO BE MADE WITH ARISTOTELIAN VIRTUE …

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Course Notes on Sexual Ethics for Edexcel students Part 3 – A Summary

From the Edexcel Syllabus 3.2 Sexual Ethics  a) The contribution of at least one world religion on issues in sexual ethics, including the teaching of sacred text(s) and understanding of the diversity of religious approaches, sexual relationships in and outside of marriage, including pre-marital sex, adultery, promiscuity, same-sex relationships, including marriage and civil partnership, contraception …

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Course Notes on Sexual Ethics for Edexcel students – Augustine on lust

The seven deadly sins are vices that are condemned in Christian teaching, although they do not appear explicitly in the Bible. According to the standard list, they are pride, greed, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth and lust. Obviously when it comes to sexual ethics, lust tends to get proscribed because it can lead to other sins getting committed e.g. adultery. …

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Course Notes for Edexcel students : Introduction to Sexual Ethics

This introduction should help you to get clearer about your own views about sexual morality in terms of which actions you think are morally right and which are morally wrong. So it’s about finding out where our own boundaries are. Interestingly, a couple of philosophers who have contributed a lot to the debate about sexual …

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Course notes for Edexcel students on Moral Luck/Thomas Nagel

From the Edexcel syllabus for Paper 2: A comparison of the work of Immanuel Kant and Aristotle with regard to Deontology and Virtue Ethics respectively. Kantian deontology – social, political and cultural influences on Kant’s ethical theory, duty-based ethics, the categorical imperative in its different formulations, prima facie duties, and contemporary applications of rule and …

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