Asphil Intro2


AQA Philosophy AS Level

Introduction to Philosophy (2)

The course aims to give students an insight into some of the problems which philosophers have debated over! Students will debate a variety of topics. These will include how we can know about the world around us and whether we can trust our senses. Students will also discuss why we expect people to follow a moral code. Is there a reason for this? Students will also discuss the logic and definitions philosophers use when discussing the idea of God.


The lessons will require students to debate and evaluate different ideas. Developing the skill of debating topics without necessarily reaching a definitive conclusion will be a difficult but essential skill to master.

The course is divided into 3 sections. Click on one of the links below to take you to the different topics you will be studying. There will also be revision material available at these links.

 Each section of the course will require you to use different skills. Click here for an explanation of AO1 and AO2 and how to achieve them

What can we know about the external world?

Could God exist?

Do we have free will?

If you want to look at the exact specification you can find it by clicking on the link to the left.

You will need to look at Unit 1 ‘Introduction to Philosophy’. For a break down of the questions, click on the links above.

Useful links to help develop your understanding of the topics

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