Paper 2 Religion and Ethics

Revision Test for the Edexcel syllabus on Equality

THESE QUESTIONS ARE BASED ON THE COURSE NOTES FOR EQUALITY THAT CAN BE FOUND HERE. THIS TEST (AND MANY OF THE OTHERS ON THIS SITE) MAY ALSO BE OF USE TO STUDENTS FOLLOWING OTHER ADVANCED LEVEL RELIGIOUS STUDIES COURSES. BEAR IN MIND THAT THESE TESTS ARE MEANT TO BE DIFFICULT. FOR THIS REASON THEY SHOULD BE ATTEMPTED AFTER …

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Course notes for students of the Edexcel syllabus on Equality

From the Paper 2 syllabus on Religion and Ethics: 1.2 Equality a)  Ethical and religious concepts of equality, including the issues of gender or race or disability and the work of one significant figure in campaigns for equality in the chosen area, significant events in the progress of equality in these areas, perspectives on equality …

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Extension Material for Paper 2 Medical Ethics – Beginning of Life Issues : Is it Better Never to Have Been Born?

‘ I’d consider myself a realist, alright? But in philosophical terms I’m what’s called a pessimist… I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself – we are creatures that should not exist by natural law… We are things that labour under …

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Revision test for the Edexcel syllabus on Medical Ethics – End of Life Issues

THESE QUESTIONS ARE BASED ON THE COURSE NOTES FOR THE ABOVE TOPIC THAT CAN BE FOUND HERE, HERE and HERE. THIS TEST (AND MANY OF THE OTHERS ON THIS SITE) MAY ALSO BE OF USE TO STUDENTS FOLLOWING OTHER ADVANCED LEVEL RELIGIOUS STUDIES COURSES. BEAR IN MIND THAT THESE TESTS ARE MEANT TO BE DIFFICULT. FOR THIS REASON …

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Revision test for the Edexcel syllabus on Medical Ethics – Beginning of Life Issues

THESE QUESTIONS ARE BASED ON THE COURSE NOTES FOR THE ABOVE TOPIC THAT CAN BE FOUND HERE, HERE and HERE. THIS TEST (AND MANY OF THE OTHERS ON THIS SITE) MAY ALSO BE OF USE TO STUDENTS FOLLOWING OTHER ADVANCED LEVEL RELIGIOUS STUDIES COURSES. BEAR IN MIND THAT THESE TESTS ARE MEANT TO BE DIFFICULT. FOR THIS REASON …

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Course notes on Religion and Morality for students of the Edexcel syllabus – Part Two: Religion and Terror

From the syllabus for Religion and Ethics (Paper 2): 4.2 The relationship between religion and morality a) Dependence, independence, autonomy, theonomy, heteronomy, divine command ethics, challenges from atheist and anti-theist perspectives, moral arguments for the existence and nonexistence of God. b) Contemporary focuses, including the Westboro Baptist Church, religion and terror, conservative movements, including Quiverfull, …

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Course notes on Religion and Morality for students of the Edexcel syllabus – Part One

From the syllabus for Religion and Ethics (Paper 2): 4.2 The relationship between religion and morality a) Dependence, independence, autonomy, theonomy, heteronomy, divine command ethics, challenges from atheist and anti-theist perspectives, moral arguments for the existence and nonexistence of God. b) Contemporary focuses, including the Westboro Baptist Church, religion and terror, conservative movements, including Quiverfull, …

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Revision test for the Edexcel syllabus on ethical terminology and meta-ethics

THESE QUESTIONS ARE BASED ON THE COURSE NOTES FOR THE ABOVE TOPICS THAT CAN BE FOUND HERE AND HERE. THIS TEST (AND MANY OF THE OTHERS ON THIS SITE) MAY ALSO BE OF USE TO STUDENTS FOLLOWING OTHER ADVANCED LEVEL RELIGIOUS STUDIES COURSES. BEAR IN MIND THAT THESE TESTS ARE MEANT TO BE DIFFICULT. FOR THIS REASON THEY SHOULD BE …

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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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Course notes on Meta-Ethics (in the form of an exemplar answer) for students of the Edexcel syllabus

From the syllabus for Religion and Ethics (Paper 2): 4.1 Meta-Ethics Cognitive and non-cognitive uses of language, realism and anti-realism, language as factual or symbolic, the nature of ethical assertions as absolutist or relative, ethical naturalism, the naturalistic fallacy, the is–ought gap, the problem of the open question, ethical non-naturalism, intuitionism, prescriptivism.  b) Emotivism, the …

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