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3rd Edition

OCR Religious Ethics for AS and A2

ISBN 9780415523578
Published August 12, 2014 by Routledge
332 Pages

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Book Description

Structured directly around the specification of the OCR, this is the definitive textbook for students of Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced Level courses. The updated third edition covers all the necessary topics for Religious Ethics in an enjoyable student-friendly fashion. Each chapter includes:

  • a list of key issues
  • OCR specification checklist
  • explanations of key terminology
  • overviews of key scholars and theories
  • self-test review questions
  • exam practice questions.

To maximise students' chances of success, the book contains a section dedicated to answering examination questions. It comes complete with diagrams and tables, lively illustrations, a comprehensive glossary and full bibliography. Additional resources are available via the companion website.

Table of Contents

Part 1: AS Ethics 1. What is Ethics? 2. Moral Absolutism and Moral Relativism 3. Natural Moral Law 4. Kant 5. Utilitarianism 6. Religious Ethics - Christian Ethics 7. Medical Ethics 1 - Abortion and the Right to a Child 8. Medical Ethics 2 - Euthanasia and the Right to Life 9. Medical Ethics 3 - Genetic Engineering and Embryo Research 10. War and Peace Part 2: A2 Ethics 11. Meta-ethics - The Language of Ethics 12. Virtue Ethics 13. Free Will and Determinism 14. Conscience 15. Environmental and Business Ethics 16. Sexual Ethics

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The author: Jill Oliphant teaches Religious Studies at Angley School in Kent. She is also an experienced examiner.

The editor: Jon Mayled has been a Chief Examiner for Religious Studies. He is a freelance writer and editor.


"This textbook has served my students well as the foundation for our studies of ethics and philosophy. Its depth and detail sets it apart as providing well for those students working towards the very highest grades."

Steven Carter, The West Bridgford School, UK

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Companion Website

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