Philosophy A-Level Part 1

The course consists of five lessons:

  1. Introduction to Epistemology (Philosophical terminology, what is knowledge? Responses to Gettier)
  2. Perception as a Source of Knowledge (Direct realism, indirect realism, Berkeley’s idealism)
  3. Reason as a Source of Knowledge (rationalism empiricism, innatism, intuition and deduction, empiricist responses, scepticism)
  4. Normative Ethical Theories (utilitarianism, Kantian deontological ethics, Aristotelian virtue ethics)
  5. Meta-Ethics and Applied Ethics (moral realism, moral anti-realism, applied ethics)

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: Six written assignments. These do not count towards the final grade.

Exams: None – go straight to Part 2

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next? Philosophy A-Level Part 2

Find Out More: From NEC here

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