1st Edition

Philosophy for A Level Metaphysics of God and Metaphysics of Mind

By Michael Lacewing Copyright 2017
    402 Pages
    by Routledge

    402 Pages
    by Routledge

    Philosophy for A Level is an accessible textbook for the new 2017 AQA Philosophy syllabus. Structured closely around the AQA specification this textbook covers the two units, Metaphysics of God and Metaphysics of Mind, in an engaging and student-friendly way. With chapters on ‘How to do philosophy’, exam preparation providing students with the philosophical skills they need to succeed, and an extensive glossary to support understanding, this book is ideal for students studying philosophy.

    Each chapter includes:

    • argument maps that help to develop students’ analytical and critical skills
    • comprehension questions to test understanding
    • discussion questions to generate evaluative argument
    • explanation of and commentary on the AQA set texts
    • ‘Thinking harder’ sections
    • cross-references to help students make connections
    • bullet-point summaries of each topic.

    The companion website hosts a wealth of further resources, including PowerPoint slides, flashcards, further reading, weblinks and handouts, all structured to accompany the textbook. It can be found at www.routledge.com/cw/alevelphilosophy.

    Introduction 1. How to do philosophy 2. Philosophy of Religion 3. Philosophy of Mind 4. Preparing for the exam Glossary Index by syllabus content Index


    Michael Lacewing is a teacher of philosophy and theology at Christ’s Hospital school, and a former Reader in Philosophy and Vice-Principal Academic at Heythrop College, University of London. He is founder of the company A Level Philosophy (www.alevelphilosophy.co.uk), and advises the British Philosophical Association on matters related to philosophy in schools.

    'Michael Lacewing has a talent of making complex concepts accessible to a range of students with his ‘student-friendly’ style. His materials are concise, thorough and prepare students well for their examinations. His book has a clear layout and is appropriate for the specification.'

    Karen S. Ackerman, Alleyns School, UK

    'Philosophy for A-Level is a clear and lucid account that directly links and covers the new A-Level specification. The content is challenging but so well organised that it guides the students through some of the most difficult metaphysical questions in Philosophy. It will be a valuable resource for student and teacher.'

    Amanda Forshaw, Head of Humanities, Woodhouse College, UK