Course Notes for Edexcel students on Virtue Ethics

From the Edexcel specification: Aristotelian virtue ethics – historical and cultural influences on Virtue Ethics from its beginnings to modern developments of the theory, concepts of eudaemonia and living well, the golden mean, development of virtuous character, virtuous role models, vices, contemporary applications of virtue theories. Virtue ethics is the theory that the foundation of …

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Secularization Part 2 : The debate/Christianity and Secularization

What your Christianity syllabus says… 4.2 Secularisation (2) Religion in today’s society, declining numbers, the role of the Church in formal worship and in modern life and the strengths, weaknesses and impact of the teachings of popular atheists. The rise of New Religious Movements and definitions of ‘spiritual’ and ‘religious’. Disillusionment with some aspects of …

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Secularization Part 1: The New Atheism

Possible examination question: Explore the arguments of modern atheists, including Richard Dawkins and evaluate the impact of these views and the responses to them. These notes can be used for section 4.2 of your Christianity syllabus (on secularization) and 5.1(b) of your Philosophy syllabus (alternative explanations for religious beliefs). Introduction The term ‘secularization’ refers to …

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PHILRSBLOG GOES TO THE MOVIES: Blade Runner 2049 and Liberation Theology

SPOILER ALERT: before getting down to business, if you are reading this and haven’t seen one or both of the two Blade Runner movies, this discussion may not be for you right now, as it is simply inevitable that major plot details that you might not care to know about in advance are going to …

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