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Can Ethics be Taught? by Peter Singer

July 14, 2019

On a range of ethical issues, philosophy professors specializing in ethics have been found to behave no better than professors working in other areas of philosophy, or than non-philosophy professors. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that ethical reasoning is powerless to make people behave more ethically. Teachers of practical ethics have an obvious interest in the answer to that question. The answer should also matter to students thinking of taking a course in practical ethics. But the question also has...

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University subject profile: philosophy

June 8, 2019

What you’ll learn Philosophy tackles questions and concepts that others take for granted. What is private property? What does it actually mean to say that one event causes another? When can a scientific theory become a scientific fact? Students reading philosophy can find themselves engaging with modern social and political concerns, while confronting questions of personal value systems, social critique and moral life. Philosophy may not have all the answers (for example, 2,000 years ago, Pontius Pilate was supposed to have...

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Ethics sample answer from 2018 exam – Religious Studies Tutor Brighton

February 7, 2019

3) Assess the view that natural law is of no help with regard to the issue of euthanasia (40 marks) Aquinas natural law theory is thought of as absolute, in that it knows of no exceptions, however after looking at doctrine of double effect it can be shown that the theory can give inconsistent answers in the case of euthanasia. This inconsistency coupled with the foundation of a God given purpose limits the help that it can be with regards...

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What to look for when finding a private tutor

January 6, 2019

At this time of year students’ minds tend to turn towards their summer exams and depending on how well prepared they feel might start thinking about contacting a tutor. There are many tutors out there now and prices vary, unfortunately there can be some tutors that are in it for a quick bit of cash, whereas, others like myself tutor as a full time job and take pride in the teaching of students. If you are considering finding a tutor...

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‘Teach religion and worldviews instead of RE’

September 9, 2018

Religious education in England’s schools should be renamed Religion and Worldviews to reflect the diversity of modern Britain, say experts. The subject should include non-religious worldviews as well as major faiths, says the Commission on Religious Education final report. It follows research suggesting at least a quarter of schools break the law on teaching RE. Without an overhaul, the subject could wither, the authors warn. The independent Commission was set up two years ago by the Religious Education Council of...

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Results day!!!!!

August 16, 2018

Another crop of excellent results; all round A*s and A’s, plus this review from a very happy parent: “My son was struggling with this subject and by the end of year 12 was very demotivated and predicted an E grade. Rachel turned this situation around, re-ignited an interest in the subject and got him back on track. Rachel, with her experience as an examiner herself, was able to focus his attention on what was needed to do well. This resulted...

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