Higher Philosophy Course

There are 3 areas in this course:

  • Arguments in Action
  • Knowledge and Doubt
  • Moral Philosophy

Arguments in Action

Pupils should be able to apply knowledge and skills including the ability to explain argument structure using argument diagrams.  Pupils should also be able to analyse and evaluate the success of arguments in given sources.

Knowledge and Doubt

Pupils should be able to apply knowledge and skills including the ability to analyse and evaluate rationalist and empiricist theories of knowledge.  They will look at 2 philosophers – one a rationalist (Descartes) and one an empiricist (Hume).

Moral Philosophy

Pupils should be able to apply knowledge and skills including the ability to explain, analyse and evaluate Utilitarian and Kantian ethics, as well as the ability to analyse and evaluate the theories when applied to given situations or issues such as euthanasia, punishment.

Pupils will need to pass an assessment on each of the above areas as well as completing an assignment worth 30 marks and an exam paper worth 60 marks.  The exam paper will contain all 3 areas and each question will be worth 20 marks.

 

 

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