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AQA Philosophy A2 Level

Moral Philosophy

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How do people justify their actions? How do we understand truth and the application to morality? If truth is external to the individual how do we respond to it? If truth is internal from the individual how we know what is really true? How should we apply these to moral situation?

This part of the course will look at the concept that moral concepts can be understood as being objective. These moral concepts are external to the individual. We need to take account of how the individual is to then respond to these moral truths.

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What types of moral truths are there?

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TRANSCENDENT – PLATO

 

  • Forms exist outside time and space
  • Types of perfection
  • As the sun allows us to see everything, so the Form of Good gives value and meaning to everything we do.
  • Knowing what is good is the highest knowledge

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