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AQA an Introduction to Philosophy for AS Level Jeremy Hayward

AQA an Introduction to Philosophy for AS Level By Jeremy Hayward

AQA an Introduction to Philosophy for AS Level by Jeremy Hayward


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A comprehensive book for AQA Philosophy from the best-selling authors of the Philosophy in Focus series which combines academic rigour with engaging activity

AQA an Introduction to Philosophy for AS Level Summary

AQA an Introduction to Philosophy for AS Level by Jeremy Hayward

A student-friendly introduction to AS Philosophy, structured around the AQA AS Philosophy specification. From the author team behind the successful Philosophy in Focus series, this book covers 7 popular AS themes in sufficient depth to achieve a top grade. It combines academic rigour with engaging activities. The authors have used their wealth of experience in teaching philosophy to devise a set of helpful features that deepen understanding and exercise the philosophical mind including: - Activities: practical tasks to help users understand the key philosophical ideas - 'Experimenting with ideas': activities that explore the concepts and helps students identify their own philosophical viewpoints - 'Criticism': highlights and evaluates some of the weaknesses in the arguments advanced by philosophers - 'More difficult': guides students carefully through particularly daunting arguments - Quotations are included from the key texts by the key philosophers - 'Key point summaries': help students to consolidate knowledge Topics covered: 1 Why should I be moral? 2 The idea of God 3 Persons 4 Reason and experience 5 The debate over free will and determinism 6 God and the world 7 Knowledge of the external world

About Jeremy Hayward

- A student-friendly introduction to AS Philosophy, structured around the AQA AS Philosophy specification - From the author team behind the successful Philosophy in Focus series, this book covers 7 popular AS themes

Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Why should I be moral? Introduction Morality as a social construct Morality as constitutive of self-interest Morality as overcoming self-interest Conclusion: the three subsidiary questions 2 The idea of God Introduction The attributes of God A brief diversion into philosophical proofs The ontological argument Origins: the idea of God is innate Origins: the idea of God is a human construction 3 Persons Introduction What are the characteristics of personhood? What is a person? Personal identity 4 Reason and experience Mind as a blank slate or tabula rasa Innate knowledge Conceptual schemes 5 The debate over free will and determinism Introduction What is determinism? What is free will? What are the implications of determinism? Conclusion 6 God and the world Introduction The Design Argument The problem of evil The religious point of view Conclusion 7 Knowledge of the external world Introduction Realism Idealism Phenomenalism Conclusion Glossary Notes Selected bibliography Index

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GOR001883972
9780340965252
0340965258
AQA an Introduction to Philosophy for AS Level by Jeremy Hayward
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder Education
20080530
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