The course contains the follow units:
Philosophy of Religion
- Ancient philosophical influences – Plato + Aristotle
- The nature of the soul, mind and body
- Arguments about the existence or non-existence of God
- The nature and impact of religious experience
- The challenge for religious belief of the problem of evil
- Ideas about the nature of God
- Issues in religious language.
- Normative ethical theories – Utilitarianism/ Natural Law/ Kantian Ethics/ Situation Ethics
- The application of ethical theories – Business Ethics/ Euthanasia/ Sexual Ethics
- Ethical language and thought
- The conscience
Developments in religious thought
- Augustine and human nature
- Death and the afterlife
- Jesus – teacher, liberator, Son of God
- Moral principles and actions
- Religious pluralism and theology
- Gender theology
- Challenge of secularism
- Liberation Theology
Throughout your studies you will:
- Investigate and evaluate the ideas of history’s greatest philosophers!
- Consider ethical problems facing individuals and the world at large.
- Develop your own thoughts on the big questions in life.
- Understand and assess the views of theists, atheists and agnostics.
- Develop a wide range of intellectual and academic skills to support with higher education or future career ambitions.
100% Examination – Consisting of three two-hour papers.
- Higher education – courses in Philosophy, Theology or other related academic subjects.
- Many students move on to careers in journalism, law, media, education, politics, government, publishing and social work.
- Analytical and critical assessment skills you develop can benefit a wide range of careers.
For more information about this course please see the specification below or contact the Sixth Form team.