History of philosophy teaching resources: The Age of Enlightenment

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OCR AS Level Religious Studies revision notes

OCR AS Level Religious Studies revision notes

These are some AS Philosophy of Religion revision notes I have made and used. They have helped many of my students get an A. I've noticed that over the last 6 years those students that relied on these notes did really well and those students who decided to do it their own way (which they can do if they want) didn't do as well as they could have. A common trend I've realised. Thanks for looking.EDIT: A2 Revision notes are available now, type in 'A2 Philosophy of Revision Notes and Crammers'

By jaabir

Kant’s theory of duty: Kant’s ideas of the moral law, good will and summum bonum

Kant’s theory of duty: Kant’s ideas of the moral law, good will and summum bonum

Kant’s theory of duty; Kant’s ideas of the moral law, good will and summum bonum.Learning objectives: 1. To explore Kant’s theory of duty.2. To examine the implication of good will and reason on Kant’s theory of duty. Learning outcomes:LO1: A good examination of the duties of three professions and the duty of oneself. LO2: A written response to how we use reason to decide good and bad actions.LO3: A clear and concise presentation on Kant’s theory of duty.

By mrsgarvey

Some Utilitarianism resources

Some Utilitarianism resources

An evaluation sheet (old spec AQA) and a great Mill slide show that some of my year 10 Ethics students just showed to their class a few weeks ago (quite funny, I think).

By jerseyperson

Pre-U workpack and answer booklet for Empiricism (part of paper 1 introduction to phil. & theology)

Pre-U workpack and answer booklet for Empiricism (part of paper 1 introduction to phil. & theology)

A thorough and comprehensive 23 page workpack and teacher's answer booklet with links to several useful philosophy videos with comprehension questions. Approximately to be completed in 12 hour long lessons. Workpack includes prep/homework tasks as well. It includes a variety of activities, key words and quotations. professionally presented with varous images and tables. Includes topics on: Empiricism, Locke, Kant, Hume, Berkeley, Tabula Rasa and Induction

By jgabelman

Rationalism vs. Empiricism

Rationalism vs. Empiricism

A quick starter lesson on Rationalism vs. empiricism and epistemology. Brief overview of topic and a quick look at Descartes, Locke and Hume. Incluses a card sort activity.

By Stella_Lithgow

The A Level Philosophy Stretch and Challenge Workbook

The A Level Philosophy Stretch and Challenge Workbook

The A Level Philosophy Stretch and Challenge Workbook makes it as easy as possible for you to stretch and challenge the thinking of your most able students. The workbook is self-contained and ready to use. It is thirty pages long, containing a wide range of stimulating, high-level activities. These are based on critical, creative and conceptual thinking, as well as the top two levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy – synthesis and evaluation. Simply print off the workbook and give it to your most able students. They can then use it during lessons, when they have finished the main activity, or as the basis of challenging homework tasks. The A Level Philosophy Stretch and Challenge Workbook is a perfect complement to the Stretch and Challenge Grid and the Stretch and Challenge Generator. All three together allow you to differentiate incredibly effectively for your most able students, with little or no planning required.

By mikegershon

Friendship Skills, Philosophy and Drama all in one KS2 Complete PSHE and SEAL Lesson

Friendship Skills, Philosophy and Drama all in one KS2 Complete PSHE and SEAL Lesson

This intriguing lesson is designed to stimulate deep thought and discussion, exploring the issues of our choices, our nature and the idea of taking responsibility for our actions. Children are introduced to the idea of the moment of choice and see how they can make better choices with their friendships and in social situations. Contains philosophical questions in response to a video stimuli that will spark intriguing discussions. These discussions lead on to a creative drama activity that explores the idea of making the right choice. Complete lesson with starter, plenary, learning activities, questions and resources all included.

By TheFutureTeacherFoundation

The Enlightenment Bumper PPT

The Enlightenment Bumper PPT

Bumper 74 slides PPT on The Enlightenment. Clear explanations and excellent imagery to attract and maintain attention. Will guide pupils in a clear and comprehensive way through this period in history.

By Polaphuca

Information for Sixth Formers AS Religious Studies

Information for Sixth Formers AS Religious Studies

Overview of the new OCR Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics) course for our Sixth Form Handbook. It's the sort of thing all sixth forms do so I thought uploading it here might prevent some poeple having to reinvent the wheel...

By ronnie71

Exemplar Essay- Kant's Moral Argument

Exemplar Essay- Kant's Moral Argument

A sample essay I wrote for my Lower Sixth Philosophers. OCR Religious Studies AS level GCE 'Philosophy of Religion'. a) Explain Kant's moral argument for the existence of God. Hope it is helpful! I use it as consolidation work after I return the marked essays to my pupils.

By arabellacarter

Mill's On Liberty

Mill's On Liberty

Lessons devised around the Unit 4 module for AQA, study of Mill's text. Breaks text into lesson sized chunks. Glossary of Mill's key terms worksheet also available.

By racheldreed

Values Literacy - Living the Blended Learning

Values Literacy - Living the Blended Learning

Values affect all areas of our lives and therefore progressively empowering children and young people so that they better understand, develop, embed, apply and reflect upon life-enriching values enhances their wellbeing, achievements and future trajectories.Quality, systematic Values Education pays dividends across a broad and balanced curriculum - and is essential for preparing learners for 21st-century life.

By RCD4HVF

'On Liberty' Applications

'On Liberty' Applications

This is intended to remind the students of the importance of referring closely to the text. In chapter 5 Mill gives some memorable examples.

By smask

Modern learners need to be VALUES LITERATE

Modern learners need to be VALUES LITERATE

VALUES LITERACY, along with DIGITAL LITERACY, is already becoming a prerequisite for participating meaningfully in society and in the world of work.Our values make life meaningful and give it purpose.‘VALUES LITERACY' could be considered as individuals' understanding and knowledge about a wide spectrum of values and their ability to choose and skilfully apply appropriate values within different settings in real-life situations. Quality, systematic values education, as an integral part of a modern, 21-st century curriculum, promotes ‘whole-person’ development, gradually building a fluency in values that will serve children and young people well both during their school careers and on into their adult lives.

By RCD4HVF

KantorMillWorksheet

KantorMillWorksheet

A simple exercise to help learners compare/contrast the moral theories of Kant and Mill. Useful for AS/A2 level and above.

By chez1983

Essays by David Hume

Essays by David Hume

Essays by David Hume. This free downloadable e-book can be read on your computer or e-reader. Mobi files can be read on Kindles, Epub files can be read on other e-book readers, and Zip files can be downloaded and read on your computer. Courtesy of Project Gutenberg: www.gutenberg.org

By ProjectGutenberg

A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume

A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume

This e-book text has been shared by Project Gutenberg www.gutenberg.org This free downloadable e-book can be read on your computer or e-reader. Mobi files can be read on Kindles, Epub files can be read on other e-book readers, and Zip files can be downloaded and read on your computer.

By ProjectGutenberg

General Philosophy 2.6: David Hume

General Philosophy 2.6: David Hume

These first year undergraduate lectures by Dr Peter Millican aim to provide a thorough yet accessible introduction to many philosophical topics and to get students interested in thinking about key areas of philosophy. Taking a chronological view of the history of philosophy, each lecture is split into 3 or 4 sections which outline a particular philosophical problem and how different philosophers have attempted to address these. This content is placed under a Creative Commons licence and is free for reuse, remixing and redistribution in education worldwide (BY-NC-SA).

By OxfordUniversity

General Philosophy 7.2: Freedom

General Philosophy 7.2: Freedom

These first year undergraduate lectures by Dr Peter Millican aim to provide a thorough yet accessible introduction to many philosophical topics and to get students interested in thinking about key areas of philosophy. Taking a chronological view of the history of philosophy, each lecture is split into 3 or 4 sections which outline a particular philosophical problem and how different philosophers have attempted to resolve the issue and address 'big&' questions about life such as how we perceive the world. This content is placed under a Creative Commons licence worldwide (BY-NC-SA).

By OxfordUniversity

General Philosophy 7.3: Hume, Liberty & Necessity

General Philosophy 7.3: Hume, Liberty & Necessity

These first year undergraduate lectures by Dr Peter Millican aim to provide a thorough yet accessible introduction to many philosophical topics and to get students interested in thinking about key areas of philosophy. Taking a chronological view of the history of philosophy, each lecture is split into 3 or 4 sections which outline a particular philosophical problem and how different philosophers have attempted to resolve the issue and address 'big&' questions about life such as how we perceive the world. This content is placed under a Creative Commons licence worldwide (BY-NC-SA).

By OxfordUniversity

The English Utilitarians, Volume II James Mill

The English Utilitarians, Volume II James Mill

The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3) James Mill by Leslie Stephen. This free downloadable e-book can be read on your computer or e-reader. Mobi files can be read on Kindles, Epub files can be read on other e-book readers, and Zip files can be downloaded and read on your computer. Courtesy of Project Gutenberg: www.gutenberg.org

By ProjectGutenberg

General Philosophy 3.2: Responses to Hume

General Philosophy 3.2: Responses to Hume

These first year undergraduate lectures by Dr Peter Millican aim to provide a thorough yet accessible introduction to many philosophical topics and to get students interested in thinking about key areas of philosophy. Taking a chronological view of the history of philosophy, each lecture is split into 3 or 4 sections which outline a particular philosophical problem and how different philosophers have attempted to address these. This content is placed under a Creative Commons licence and is free for reuse, remixing and redistribution in education worldwide (BY-NC-SA).

By OxfordUniversity

General Philosophy 3.1: Hume and Induction

General Philosophy 3.1: Hume and Induction

These first year undergraduate lectures by Dr Peter Millican aim to provide a thorough yet accessible introduction to many philosophical topics and to get students interested in thinking about key areas of philosophy. Taking a chronological view of the history of philosophy, each lecture is split into 3 or 4 sections which outline a particular philosophical problem and how different philosophers have attempted to address these. This content is placed under a Creative Commons licence and is free for reuse, remixing and redistribution in education worldwide (BY-NC-SA).

By OxfordUniversity

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume. This free downloadable e-book can be read on your computer or e-reader. Mobi files can be read on Kindles, Epub files can be read on other e-book readers, and Zip files can be downloaded and read on your computer. Courtesy of Project Gutenberg: www.gutenberg.org This e-book text has been shared by Project Gutenberg www.gutenberg.org

By ProjectGutenberg