1st Edition

Philosophy for A2 Ethics and Philosophy of Mind

By Michael Lacewing Copyright 2015
    392 Pages
    by Routledge

    392 Pages
    by Routledge

    Philosophy for A2 is an engaging textbook for the new AQA A2 Philosophy syllabus. Structured closely around the AQA specification this textbook covers the two units, Ethics and Philosophy of Mind, in a comprehensive and student-friendly way. All of the anthology texts are explained and commented on and woven into the discussion of the syllabus. With chapters on ‘How to Do Philosophy’ and exam preparation this textbook provides students with the philosophical skills they need to succeed.

    Each chapter includes:

    • explanation and commentary of the AQA anthology texts
    • comprehension questions to test understanding
    • discussion questions to generate evaluative argument
    • 'going further' sections for advanced study
    • 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. Ethics  3. Philosophy of Mind  4. Preparing for the exam.  Glossary  Index


    Michael Lacewing is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. He is the founder of the company A Level Philosophy and a consultant on philosophy at A Level for the British Philosophical Association.

    'This excellent textbook covers an impressive range of material with admirable clarity and concision. The structure of Lacewing’s exposition is such as to secure the central points, and then to provide readers with opportunities to ‘go further’– to venture more deeply and to explore topics in more detail. Highly pertinent use is made of a wealth of argumentation and illustration drawn from relevant anthologised textual sources. In addition, there are helpful syllabus checklists, chapter summaries, and well-chosen questions throughout. An invaluable guide.'

    Dr. Paul Dawson, Head of Philosophy at King Alfred’s School and Teacher of Philosophy at University College School, UK

    'Philosophy forA2 has all the virtues that teachers and students have come to expect from Lacewing. It is crystal clear, accurate and authoritative. It is very difficult to find a Philosophy textbook which is truly accessible to sixth form students and equally acceptable to professional philosophers. But this book is surely both. The hard pressed teacher will find here a resource that he or she can completely trust and rely upon. The student will find a text which is written in a clear, intelligible and engaging style. This is a model textbook and every school sixth form should possess at least one class set.'

    Geoff Willis, Senior Area Leader for Humanities, Literature and Languages, City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College, UK

    'Accessible for students at different levels and invaluable for teachers who want to ensure they cover all the relevant material for the new syllabus. Clear summaries of the main arguments and concise explanations of key extracts from the anthology make this textbook an essential resource for anyone taking the new A2 AQA Philosophy qualification.'

    Agnes Orosz,  A Level Philosophy Teacher, UCL Academy, UK