WJEC/Eduqas Religious Studies for A Level & AS Key Thinkers: Ethics

Greg Barker

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ISBN: 9781913963026 Category:

Publication date: 21/04/21

Pages: 252pp

Exam board: WJEC, WJEC Eduqas

Level: A Level & AS

Subject: Religious Studies

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Description

Coming April 2021.

An essential companion to help students master one of the most important areas of their Religious Studies course in Ethics: knowing the key thinkers.

  • Provides an overview of each thinker’s life and their ideas, with key dates, social context and why they are important.
  • Helps students understand the thinkers’ main arguments and how they justified their approach to ethics, allowing students to evaluate the theories them for themselves.
  • Exam guidance section in each chapter provides a focus for revision and includes advice on how different types of questions could be tackled.
  • Encourages students to explore each area of scholarly knowledge required by the specification, from grasping key ideas to knowing how to best criticise a thinker’s approach.
  • Puts ideas and theories into contemporary contexts to help students build their evaluation skills.
  • Timeline displaying an overview of the key dates for each thinker in relation to world events.
  • Key thinkers covered include Thomas Aquinas, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Hobbes and Jeremy Bentham.

Contents

  1. Robert Adams
  2. Aristotle
  3. Max Stirner
  4. H. Bradley
  5. A. Prichard
  6. J. Ayer
  7. Thomas Aquinas
  8. John Finnis
  9. Bernard Hoose and Richard McCormick
  10. Joseph Fletcher
  11. Jeremy Bentham
  12. John Stuart Mill
  13. Augustine
  14. John Calvin
  15. John Locke
  16. Ivan Pavlov
  17. Thomas Hobbes
  18. Pelagius
  19. Arminius
  20. Jean-Paul Sartre
  21. Neuroscientific perspectives: Angela Sirigu et. al.
  22. Carl Rogers

Gregory A. Barker, PhD, is a Fellow at the University of Winchester, and an educational coach and CPD presenter hosting revision events for teachers and students across the United Kingdom. He was the Head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Trinity College, Carmarthen, and Director of Research at the Religious Experience Research Centre. Among his publications are Jesus Beyond Christianity: The Classic Texts (Introduction by Desmond Tutu). He also writes for GCSE and A Level Religious Studies.

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