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Comprehensive A-level notes on Philosophy and Psychology.

Comprehensive A-level notes on Philosophy and Psychology.
Religious Experience
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Religious Experience

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This is a comprehensive summary of Religious Experiences, tailored to the OCR H573 course. It includes the theories of William James, many case studies and fully evaluated secular and psychodynamic explanations, written in textbook form. The 8-page document explores how religious experiences are classified, their roles in the Bible and across history, the nature of subjective experiences, arguments from Swinburne and multiple responses to the validity of Religious Experiences, including logical, physiological, psychodynamic and as mass hysteria.
Sexual Ethics (OCR RS A-level) Notes
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Sexual Ethics (OCR RS A-level) Notes

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Textbook-style notes for OCR A-Level religious studies. Includes discussions of ancient influences, sex in the Old Testament, various Christian approaches to marriage, divorce, extramarital sex and homosexuality, secular views including the harm principle and positive vs negative liberty, natural law, situation ethics, utilitarianism and Kantian ethics. Engages in the thought of Plato, Aristotle, St Augustine, St Thomas Aquinas, St Paul, the Catholic Church, the General Synod, Gareth Moore, Joseph Fletcher, Kant, Mill, Hart and Rawls amongst others. Explores links between chapters and points of debate.
Meta-Ethics (OCR RS)
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Meta-Ethics (OCR RS)

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Detailed textbook-style notes on Meta-Ethics, including Naturalism, Intuitionism and Emotivism for A-Level Religious Studies / Philosophy and Ethics with evaluation. Including the philosophy of F.H Bradley, Philippa Foot, Alasdair MacIntyre, Hume, G.E Moore, H.A Prichard, W.D Ross, A.J Ayer, C.L Stevenson, J.L Mackie and R.M Hare. Extra reading notes included on Moral Nihilism, Universal Prescriptivism, Lockeanism, Hegel’s influences on Bradley.
Gender & Society (OCR RS A-Level) Notes
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Gender & Society (OCR RS A-Level) Notes

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Comprehensive textbook-style notes on Gender & Society for the Developments in Christian Thought module of the OCR religious studies A-level. Covers the strands and development of feminism (liberal, deconstructionist, Marxist, existentialist), post-genderism, patriarchy, social constructivism, gender roles, women in the Bible, women in Catholicism (Mulieris Dignitatem), Jesus and women and sociological approaches to family. Examines the thought of Mary Wollstonecraft, Simone de Beauvoir, Shulamith Firestone, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Parsons, Judith Butler and St Paul, amongst others.
Religious Language- Traditional Approaches (OCR RS)
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Religious Language- Traditional Approaches (OCR RS)

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Detailed textbook-style notes for A-Level Philosophy/Religious Studies with evaluation. Includes Cataphatic, Apophatic, Analogy and Symbol. Named Philosophers like Tillich, Aquinas, Pseudo-Dionysius and Moses Maimonides. Also extra reading including Plotinus, Meister Eckhart, univocal approaches of Alston and Anselm, Myth, Icons in Orthodox Christianity. Written for OCR but widely applicable.
Jesus (OCR RS 3.4)
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Jesus (OCR RS 3.4)

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This is a comprehensive summary of The Person of Jesus Christ, tailored to the OCR H573 course. It includes evaluations of Jesus as the Son of God, a Wise Man and a Political Liberator as well as of Miracles and the Resurrection. The 11-page document explores many approaches to the life of Jesus and Christology, including the ideas of E.P Sanders, Reza Aslan and the Nicene creed.
The Nature of God (A* OCR Religious Studies) Notes
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The Nature of God (A* OCR Religious Studies) Notes

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Textbook-style notes on the nature of God for A-level religious studies, tailored to the OCR syllabus but widely applicable. Covers the “God of the Philosophers” debate, problems with Omnipotence, Omniscience, free will, divine time (God as eternal/timeless/sempiternal) and divine goodness. Engages in the thought of Aquinas, Swinburne, Descartes, Anselm, Pascal, Boethius and many other critics.
Cosmological Argument
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Cosmological Argument

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Comprehensive A-Level summary of the cosmological argument for the existence of God, including three of Aquinas’ 5 Ways and criticisms, written in textbook form for any Religious Studies or Philosophy course. This 5-page chapter is tailored towards the OCR H573 Religious Studies course but is applicable to similar courses. It explains in concise, easy-to-understand language the Principle of Sufficient Reason (Leibniz), Thomas Aquinas’ 5 ways and many objections, including those of Hume, Bede Rundle and Russell. The argument, and all opposing arguments, are evaluated with quotes from the original texts by the philosophers mentioned. In OCR, this topic appears in the Arguments from Observation chapter in the AS course.
Knowledge of God's Existence (OCR RS 3.3)
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Knowledge of God's Existence (OCR RS 3.3)

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This is a comprehensive summary of the Knowledge of God chapter, tailored to the OCR H573 course. It includes evaluations of Revealed and Natural theology, including the theories of Calvin, Aquinas and Barth.