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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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A level grades for religious studies are good, but numbers are down nationally

July 19, 2018

RELIGIOUS education bodies have expressed deep concern over a 20 per cent drop in the number of students taking A-levels in religious studies in the UK. A-level results were published on Thursday. More than 20,000 students took A-level exams in religious studies this year — 2.5 per cent of the total number of students — down from more than 26,000 (3.1 per cent of the total) the previous year. (Numbers overall were down, though certain other subjects showed a growth...

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A school of thought: why British pupils should study philosophy

June 21, 2018

Does culture make us more human? Is desire a mark of imperfection? To prove an injustice, do you need to know what is just? These were some of questions French high-school students faced this week in the philosophy exams that children all over the country are required to sit. When the questions were tweeted by an AFP reporter, a further question was raised: should British children be doing more philosophy, too? There is already a reasonably large movement of philosophy...

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Ban parents from pulling children out of religious education classes, Church of England says

April 27, 2017

Parents should be banned from pulling their children out of religious education classes because they are preventing students from learning about Islam, the Church of England has warned. Derek Holloway, the Church’s lead on religious education (RE) policy, said that those with “fundamentalist” religious beliefs are “exploiting” laws which give them the right to withdraw children from the lessons, in order to stop them from learning about the Muslim faith. He said that parents are using a “dubious interpretation of...

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